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JULY 2015: OVERVIEW: My costs start in Kota Kinabalu (“KK”) and include: A total of 8 nights in KK itself A round trip to Labuan Island; 4 nights in Labuan; a 1-day car rental in Labuan A day trip from KK to the Klia Wetlands for a River Cruise Transport to and […]

Sabah – Malaysia – GRANDPAcking Costs



Pom Pom - Hut 4 Sunset 2
JULY 2015: Click here to read our Malaysian Retirement Reviews. GETTING ON TRACC: Pom Pom Island is idyllic. A desert island paradise. You can walk around the whole island in 30-45 minutes. You can kayak around it in just over 1 hour. And, as I found out on my penultimate day, you […]

Pom Pom Island – Malaysia – Another TRACC Record



Pom Pom - Sunset 1
JULY 2015: Click here to read our Malaysian Retirement Reviews. WARNING: At the moment, the trip to TRACC Pom Pom Island (that I describe, below) is not yet suitable for GRANDPAckers. The appropriate facilities are not yet in place. Read here for more details. However, when TRACC get their facilities right, this […]

Semporna – Malaysia – Information



Kinabatangan -2 - Dawn
JULY 2015: Click here to read our Malaysian Retirement Review. OVERVIEW: In summary so far… I didn’t like KK, nor Labuan, nor Kudat… things weren’t looking good. I was thinking about giving up on Borneo completely. In the end, I decided to ‘hang in there’ and it was a choice of heading […]

Sandakan – Malaysia – Information



Kudat - Food Market
JULY 2015: Click here to read our Malaysian Retirement Review. INTRODUCTION: For more general information on things like getting to Sabah, prices, and communications please read my post on Kota Kinabalu. GETTING THERE: Kudat is near the ‘Tip Of Borneo’; I thought that it might be worth checking out. I walked to Padang […]

Kudat – Malaysia – Informaton



Labuan - Street Market
JULY 2015: Click here to read our Malaysian Retirement Review. OVERVIEW: One of the main reasons why I went to Sabah was to have a look at Pulau Labuan. Pulau Labuan is one of the three ‘duty free’ islands in Malaysia (Langkawi and Tioman are the other two). Labuan is also being […]

Kota Kinabalu – Malaysia – Information



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JULY 2015: OVERVIEW: My costs start in Kota Kinabalu and include: The fast ferry from KK to Labuan 6 nights / 7 days in Labuan The fast boat from Labuan to Menumbok The Arcon bus from Menumbok to KK CROSS REFERENCES: For more information, read my post on Labuan. Click here to read […]

Labuan – Malaysia – GRANDPAcking Costs



Labuan - One Hotel - View
JULY 2015: Click here to read our Malaysia Retirement Review. OVERVIEW: I went to Labuan because it is one of the 3 ‘duty free islands’ of Malaysia (the other 2 are Langkawi and Tioman). Labuan is, also, touted as being the ‘undiscovered’ Penang and there are rumours that they are […]

Labuan – Malaysia – Information