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2015: Click here to read our Retirement Reviews. OVERVIEW: This video shows you what 2 GRANDPAckers can do in 1 year on (an average of) less than US$55 / EU€50 / GB£43 per day. So, when are you going to start?! … TTFN

GRANDPAcking 2015



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 2 nights in Kudat; a round trip to Banggi Island Transport to and 6 nights in Sandakan A day trip to Sepilok to see the Urang Utan, Sun Bear, and Rainforest parks Transport to and 2 nights in Semporna 7 all-inclusive nights as a TRACC Turtle Conservation Volunteer on Pom Pom […]

Sabah – Malaysia – GRANDPAcking Costs



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 back to KK to catch the over-night bus to Semporna or to catch the bus from Kudat to Sandakan. A opted for the latter as it got me closer to Semporna anyway. GETTING THERE: The Sandakan Express Bus leaves Kudat at 9:30am, costs MYR60 and arrives in Sandakan at about […]

Sandakan – Malaysia – Information



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 touted as the ‘next Penang’. Langkawi and Penang have both already made it into my list of Retirement Locations. I just had to go and have a look at Labuan. I, also, had wider hopes for Borneo… especially because of its ‘nature lovers paradise’ marketing and because of the many […]

Kota Kinabalu – Malaysia – Information