Travel Blogs from Semporna, Malaysia

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Clouds, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Clouds

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Time to fast track. With only 10 days left in Malaysia and a whole province to see, we jumped on 2 flights. Number one destination in Sabah:  Sipadan. Time for a little island relaxation and diving (we hope).  Sabah seems to be much more ...

Day 115: Pulau Mabul, Pulau Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Day 115: Pulau Mabul

A travel blog entry by williampotter

With 24 hours till I fly, I'm not meant to dive today. Instead I take it easy in a hammock watching fishermen pass; One boat pulls in with two caught guitar sharks. A short walk along boardwalks, through Mabul village leads to a jetty. It's the weekend ...

Day 112: Semporna, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Day 112: Semporna

A travel blog entry by williampotter

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... packed before it opens. The clothes are the only thing keeping me here. I've already missed the direct buses to my next destination, Semporna; I have to get there today to fit in two days diving before my flight back to KL. At the bus station there ...

Semporna et Sipadan, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Semporna et Sipadan

A travel blog entry by tiwi

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Petite escapade sur la côte est de l'île pour quelques plongées à Sipadan. L'ile a été formée par le corail et forme une cheminée de 600m de haut sur le dessus d'un ancien volcan. C'est un site qui fait partie des 10 meilleurs sites de plongée ...

Plongees de reve et gang bang de tortues..., Pulau Sipadan, Malaysia travel blog

Plongees de reve et gang bang de tortues...

A travel blog entry by emeric.bensaci

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... tres pres. Genial. Vraiment une journee inoubliable, ma meilleure journee de plongee jusqu'ici... Et demain j'y reviens... Chic! Retour a Semporna, douche, logbook puis roti banane a l'indien, internet puis diner, riz saute au poulet, excellent. Puis ...

Monkeys, turtles, sharks and elephants, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Monkeys, turtles, sharks and elephants

A travel blog entry by luciertw

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... bothered by me shouting at it and waving a big stick in what I thought was a very menacing manner. Bad monkey. I'm now in Semporna, where I've been for the last 5 nights, which is the base for diving trips to Sipadan Island. The diving is absolutely ...

Sipadan, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Sipadan

A travel blog entry by aliandjon

... to Kota Kinabalu (Borneo), 10 hours in the airport for the 'connecting' flight to Tawau and a further jeep drive to Semporna, and we arrive, very exhausted but with one mission in mind - Sipadan.  You will find no photographs in this section ...

Semporna, Etat de Sabah (Borneo), 31 Mai 2008, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Semporna, Etat de Sabah (Borneo), 31 Mai 2008

A travel blog entry by lucie.vuong

C'est ma derniere journee de plongee aujourd'hui. Et comme c'etait a prevoir, j'ai attrape un peu froid + fatigue cumulee avec les 3 plongees par jour et les soirees + mal aux oreilles. Donc on va y aller mollo. Il a plu la nuit derniere, ...

Pulau Mabul, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Pulau Mabul

A travel blog entry by tombenson

After my boring night stuck in Semporna i met up with the couple i met on the mountain and we caught an early speed boat across to Mabul island. I'd never heard of this place before so i was just kind of tagging along but it proved to be a really good ...

The World's third best dive site.....Sipadan, Sipadan Island, Malaysia travel blog

The World's third best dive site.....Sipadan

A travel blog entry by kandjgonomad

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Jacque Costeau was here back in 1989 and said "I have seen other places like Sipadan, 45 years ago, but now no more. Now we have found an untouched piece of art." Not that i'm an authority on stuff like this but I don't think I've seen anything quite ...

Scubajunkies!, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Scubajunkies!

A travel blog entry by ali_m

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... blast that must have been quite far away but it was still so loud it scared the crap out of me and the other divers. Semporna scores slightly higher than Lahad Datu, but it still won't win any prizes for beauty, and the bar at Scubajunkies is one of ...

Diving at Sipadan Island, Sabah (Malaysian Borneo), Malaysia travel blog

Diving at Sipadan Island

A travel blog entry by nixchambers

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We stayed on a refurbished Oil Rig close to one of the best dive sites in the world - Palau Sipadan. The Oil Rig approach was cheaper than some other options, but in retrospect, probably would have stayed at the resort we could see from the ...

Semporna, Etat de Sabah (Borneo), 27 Mai 2008, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Semporna, Etat de Sabah (Borneo), 27 Mai 2008

A travel blog entry by lucie.vuong

Mes amis, c'est un grand jour aujourd'hui : je fete ma 100e plongee a SIPADAN !! Au menu, que du gros : des gros requins gris de recif et un banc de ses bebes (trop mignons), des pointes blanches, pleins de tortues, des napoleons, ...

Semporna, Etat de Sabah (Borneo), 28 Mai 2008, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Semporna, Etat de Sabah (Borneo), 28 Mai 2008

A travel blog entry by lucie.vuong

Super soiree hier, les 2 Lucie/y ont bien fete leurs anniversaires :) Combat acharne entre moi et mon buddy Zack au billard et... j'ai GAGNE !!!! Une partie sur les 5 jouees... :-/ Franchement, vu le niveau, c'etait pas si mal. Et les belles ...

Life on the rig, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Life on the rig

A travel blog entry by jiewu

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... creatures we had seen with one of the marinelife books from the Seaventures library. After 3 days we reluctantly got on the boat to be ferried back to Semporna then onto Tawau where we were to stay for 2 nights before boarding a Singapore-bound flight. ...

Semporna, Etat de Sabah (Borneo), 30 Mai 2008, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Semporna, Etat de Sabah (Borneo), 30 Mai 2008

A travel blog entry by lucie.vuong

De retour sur ma chere Mabul... Je suis encore aujourd'hui buddy avec Thits, un hollandais, dive master a Koh Lanta, Thailande. Il se met a la photo sous-marine (il a le G9 le saligot !), et ca fait de lui un tres mauvais compagnon pcq il se barre ...

Diving the Sipadan Island & others from Semporna, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Diving the Sipadan Island & others from Semporna

A travel blog entry by therhodesies

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... . We arrived at Tawau in the afternoon Clare in a wheel chair and everyone staring at the amazing crutches. We got a minibuse to Semporna our final destination. The Dragons Inn s Clares base for a few days (and now unable to dive) whilst Alex goes diving ...

Turtles and Orangutans, Sandakan Semporna and Palau Sipadan, Malaysia travel blog

Turtles and Orangutans

A travel blog entry by jtrail

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Across on the east coast lies Sandakan. A small, concrete box-apartment styled town (with lots of waterfront construction going on) near to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehab Centre (they too must have strayed from the Koran!). These are great creatures to ...

Almost gone..., Danum Valley, Malaysia travel blog

Almost gone...

A travel blog entry by kaybe

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Wir sind wieder von Malua zurück. Mit einem Binokular ausgerüstet hat Philippe die an Wurzeln verwachsenen in Symbiose lebenden Pilze analysiert. Mein Part war jeweils 10 Mini-Wurzelspitzen-Proben mit Pinzetten in Ethanol zu befördern. Die DNA Analyse ...

Fondali del Borneo, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Fondali del Borneo

A travel blog entry by 1lifeliveit

Your are not really coming to Semporna to see the city , do you ? Chi viene a Semporna a solo una cosa in mente, immergersi nell'isola di Sipadan ! E' stato definito uno dei punti piu' belli al mondo dove immergersi e se per voi essere in mezzo a ...

Sipadan, dykning i verdensklasse.., Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Sipadan, dykning i verdensklasse..

A travel blog entry by sofieroemer

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En kort historie - Men flere billeder.. Vi har brugt de sidste bare dage på en ø der hedder Mabul. Vi har dykket tre dyk om dagen, i henholdsvis Mabul og Sipadan.. Billederne taler for sig selv.. ...

Christmas special, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Christmas special

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley

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... , its not cold, no christmas presents to rush around and buy, no mincepies, no decorations, no trees etc etc etc..... Malaysia, being a muslim country, Christmas is not widely celebrated here. So its very difficult to even buy any normal Christmas items. ...

Fish, excrement and sport, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Fish, excrement and sport

A travel blog entry by petef1

... said he'd never seen anyone get crap in their ear before. I guess it must be lucky, somehow. The other thing I did in Semporna was to check into a decent hotel for a weekend of late-night sport as the Merseyside derby, rugby World Cup final and the final ...

Diving, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Diving

A travel blog entry by mrandmrsmurrell

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We were lucky enough to come for our first diving trip after qualifying to Sipadan Island in Borneo, which is said to be one of the best dive sites in the world.  We stayed on an island nearby which was something of a perfect tropical paradise ...

Plongees et sortie..., Mantabuan, Malaysia travel blog

Plongees et sortie...

A travel blog entry by emeric.bensaci

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... . Montons dans un speedboat equipe de deux moteurs Yamaha de 115 chevaux, ca envoie du rondin.... La mer non loin de Semporna est juste un depotoire, couvert d'immondices, de plastiques de bouteilles.... Et on nous demande de payer pour la protection ...

Back to the island, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Back to the island

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley

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An early morning, up at 5.45am ready to head to the airport by 6.30am. We enjoyed our last cake breakfast (!) and watched as various vehicles milled around outside the guesthouse, wondering which one we would be returning to the airport on. Turns out, ...

The Deep Blue, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

The Deep Blue

A travel blog entry by twoelders

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Malcolm is a certified PADI recreational diver now!! We are currently spending a few days in Semporna where one of the best dive sites in the world is located, and Malx decided that he would like to learn to dive. (Well, actually he decided it beforehand, ...

Diving Sipadan, Semporna, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Diving Sipadan

A travel blog entry by joannec

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... diving I didn't think was as good, only fish.  Very nice fish but I think I'm spoilt by sharks and turtles! Leaving Semporna meant a 10 hour bus journey back to Kota Kinabalu in time for my flight the next day.  Buses would usually stop for ...

Sipidan day 2.  .... Goodbye money :), Sipadan Island, Malaysia travel blog

Sipidan day 2. .... Goodbye money :)

A travel blog entry by kandjgonomad

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... get to Sipidan from Semporna. In that hour you and your lucky fellow divers are transported from the world of Mad Max (Semporna - I'm not joking...), past ramshackle wooden villages built on sticks impossibly far out into the sea, to paradise in a sea of ...

Semporna, Etat de Sabah (Borneo), 24 Mai 2008, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Semporna, Etat de Sabah (Borneo), 24 Mai 2008

A travel blog entry by lucie.vuong

... je pars faire un tour dans la ville et au marche. Au bout de 2 heures, je pense etre passee dans tous les recoins de Semporna... c'est pour dire l'etendue ! Quand je reviens a la guesthouse, une toute jeune fille m'amene a ma chambre 'Sea Horse', et la, ...

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