Travel Blogs from Semporna, Malaysia

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Too much diving?, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Too much diving?

A travel blog entry by charlotterowley

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Another few months has passed by in paradise and time, again, to leave for a couple of weeks to enjoy another side of Asia. This time off to Burma. Not too much has happened over the past two months of sun, sea and sand. However, there has been an ...

Semporna, Etat de Sabah (Borneo), 29 Mai 2008, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Semporna, Etat de Sabah (Borneo), 29 Mai 2008

A travel blog entry by lucie.vuong

Ma journee avait ete programmee pour Sipadan, mais apres la tornade des barracudas et le requin-baleine, je crois que je peux pas faire mieux :D Non, c'est pas vrai, il y a d'autres raisons :) J'ai demande a retourner sur Mabul/Kapalai que j'avais ...

They weren't teenage,mutant nor ninja,but awesome!, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

They weren't teenage,mutant nor ninja,but awesome!

A travel blog entry by barnandmel

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... other places like Sipadan… 45 years ago. Now we have found again an untouched piece of art" We were being picked up from Semporna the jump off station to the place we were staying. Not a lot to be said about this place really, neither of us warmed ...

Semporna, Etat de Sabah (Borneo), 25 Mai 2008, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Semporna, Etat de Sabah (Borneo), 25 Mai 2008

A travel blog entry by lucie.vuong

Apres un rapide petit dejeuner au marche (il est inclus a la guesthouse, mais j'ai un peu de mal avec la bouffe occidentale maintenant, surtout les oeufs le matin...), depart pour 3 plongees sur Mabul et Kapalai ! Mabul fait partie des sites les plus ...

Dive training, Mabul Island, Malaysia travel blog

Dive training

A travel blog entry by craigandnat

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After four days of getting back to nature it was time to head to the coast where would be learning to dive. However, getting there was easier said than done. We had decided to break the journey by staying one night in a place called Lahad Datu.  We ...

Crazy about Sipadan, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Crazy about Sipadan

A travel blog entry by ania23

... up in a few days...I stayed a few days longer...again! Now I did mention that there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do in Semporna, right? There isnt even a beach...so while everyone dove during the day, I hung out at the dive shop...with Ewak the dog! ...

Sepilok orang utan sanctuary, Sandankan, Malaysia travel blog

Sepilok orang utan sanctuary

A travel blog entry by elainevickers

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After our boat ride yesterday morning we drove to Sandankan on the east coast of Borneo, an incredibly uninspiring town without any beauty as far as we could see. This morning we drove to the orang-utan sanctuary at Sepilok. It wasn't the same as ...

Diving Turtle Tomb, Sipadan Island, Malaysia travel blog

Diving Turtle Tomb

A travel blog entry by therhodesies

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Day 4 - Sipadan - Turtle Tomb With a little gently encouragement I had managed to arrange three out of the four days to be at Sipadan. Today was to be a little different however as along with two other divers; Anneka and ...

what else could go wrong?, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

what else could go wrong?

A travel blog entry by nealinthailand

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Vietnam was an experience for sure but I have to admit that I was glad to get the hell out of town when we finally got on board the jet in Hanoi.  Air Asia has been a great pleasure to deal with during this trip with the flights always being on time ...

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 - Gateway to Sipadan, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Semporna - Gateway to Sipadan

A travel blog entry by willndebs

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After our last breakfast at Uncle Tans we hopped on the boat for the last time and headed off to Semporna. We got a minibus with Leigh & Matt (from South Africa and Zimbabwe) and Matej & Yvana (from the Czech Republic) as they were headed the same way. ...

Learning to dive, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Learning to dive

A travel blog entry by natandcraig

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... on. I swear the van was literally about to die and we were lucky not to have had an accident! We finally arrived in Semporna which is a funny little town. I was SOO glad that I had done my research and we weren't staying there. It was smelly and ...

Jacque custo eat your heart out, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Jacque custo eat your heart out

A travel blog entry by mattandnicole

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... boat, luckily the visibility was fine and headed for the mainland. No directional worries this time, thank goodness. One last night in Semporna, hopefully we can get some more rambutans in, and tomorrow we are off to Tawau to fly out to Johor Bahu and ...

How many sharks?, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

How many sharks?

A travel blog entry by finn_steve

Diving sipadan. Never seen so many sharks and turtles at one ...

Diving at Sipadan, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Diving at Sipadan

A travel blog entry by gypsymichelle

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Best diving I have ever done in my life here! Semporna is the closest you can get to Sipidan on the mainland. I dived here for 3 days and the night between dives I stayed in a longhouse on the island closest to Sipidan called Mabul. No one can ...

Dive time, Sipadan, Malaysia travel blog

Dive time

A travel blog entry by craigandnat

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So, after passing our open water qualification, it was time to go out there and see what the ocean had to offer and it just so happened that right next door to our island was a place that is regarded as one of the top five dive spots in the world.   ...

Semporna, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Semporna

A travel blog entry by chrisandem

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... to get a lift to the main road about half an hour away. When we got the to main road we flagged down a bus that was heading to Semporna and jumped on. The journey was the same as before, just oil plantations as far as the eye could see so it was not good. ...

En het werd alleen maar beter..., Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

En het werd alleen maar beter...

A travel blog entry by thaila_frank

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... , van waar we de afgelopen 3 dagen zijn gaan duiken (ja ja het is ons toch nog gelukt een vergunning te krijgen voor Sipadan). Semporna is de gaarste stad die we tot nu toe in Maleisie hebben gezien (maar nog niets vergeleken met Indonesie hoor) en de ...

Words Can't Describe., Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Words Can't Describe.

A travel blog entry by pbweiss

... diving. We flew into Tawau airport from KL and took a mini van bus through thousands of acres of Palm trees until reaching Semporna. We met a nice couple from London and hung out with them for the next few days/nights. Next, we ...

Semporna, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Semporna

A travel blog entry by mies

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No chance of a good night's sleep, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

No chance of a good night's sleep

A travel blog entry by annandrewabroad

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Arriving early afternoon we checked in to a long house hotel on the pier of the sea in Semporna. The room came fully airconditioned and looked pretty comfortable, the bathroom was almost an outhouse, a sort of balcony bit behind our room, with open planks ...

Ready for some of the best diving in the world, Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia travel blog

Ready for some of the best diving in the world

A travel blog entry by gojoadventures

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... , but it was worth the trip even just for the 3 dives we were able to get in. Sipidan is a 30 minute boat ride from Semporna, which is a 1 hour drive from the Tawau airport.   There's not much to see or do in Semporna nor Tawau other than diving; ...

Learning to dive, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Learning to dive

A travel blog entry by jon_darby

Learning to dive in one of the worlds to five dive ...

Turtle Power, Pulau Sipidan, Malaysia travel blog

Turtle Power

A travel blog entry by squeak_1912

... cheap grotty place so we decided to stay in Semporna in a nice but cheap hotel and do day trips to the islands. We really liked Semporna, a lot of people hated it but I thought it was a bustling (if dirty) town with a nice atmosphere, I was really glad ...

Von fuedliblutten Schnecken und Meistertauchern, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Von fuedliblutten Schnecken und Meistertauchern

A travel blog entry by onthesunnyside

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Wir sitzen hier gerade in einem Internetcafe im dueppigen Klima New Dehlis. Der Ventilator flitzt seine Runden so schnell er kann. Aber nuetzen tut es nicht viel. Ich glaube, mit der Hitze hier ist es das gleiche wie mit dem Verkehrschaos. Besser man ...

Sipadan and Kinabatangan, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Sipadan and Kinabatangan

A travel blog entry by dna

... the middle of. Very cool. It's definitly worth the money and hassle of getting over here. We take a boat out every day from Semporna to the different islands. It's usually about an hour to each place, but the first day the weather was so bad that ...

Blowout, Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia travel blog

Blowout

A travel blog entry by raymondc

... a wonderful country this is! In Lahad Datu we checked out the hotels recommended in our guide books. We were not impressed by Malaysia Venus Hotel II, described by one book as "the best deal in town" but found the Perdana Hotel across the road more to ...

Dragon Inn, Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia travel blog

Dragon Inn

A travel blog entry by raymondc

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... fish and a plate of Chinese vegetables, accompanied by rice, soup and tea. The most interesting place to stay in Semporna is Dragon Inn, a large resort complex built entirely over water. The comfortable air-conditioned room had gaps in the floorboards ...

Sharks and turtles everywhere!, Semporna, Malaysia travel blog

Sharks and turtles everywhere!

A travel blog entry by lostsoul

So I came to Semporna to go diving in one of the worlds top ten dive sites. And oh wow I loved it! I definitely recommend it to everyone and I have every intention of returning there at some point before I die. I spent the first day diving around Mabul ...

Mabul Island, Mabul, Malaysia travel blog

Mabul Island

A travel blog entry by willndebs

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... idea! We decided to have a lazy beach day the next day then do some more snorkeling on our 3rd day before heading back to Semporna. Our beach day was fab - I'm not sure if we were supposed to be using the fancy resort next door's facilities but what ...

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