Hi to all.
Trying to put some timescales together for my trip.
I am planning to Climb Mnt K, go see the Orangutans and maybe do a couple of dives and some trekking in the jungle.
Seems there is so much to do up there, how long did you stay?
Hey, I spent about 2 weeks in Sabah, but you can definitely do it quicker then we did.
If you are stuck for time you can do,
Mnt K (2 days).
Orang Utans at Sepilok. (1 day).
Diving at Sipidan/Mabul. Totally depends how many dives you want to do. I spent about a week here. The diving at Sipidan was AMAZING!!!
The jungle trek. (3 days). Try Uncle Tan's, they were really good!!
Hope this helps a little.
I did a similar trip to what you're planning (except I went to Turtle Island instead of diving) and it took me two weeks. Some places/activities get fully booked though, so it may be an idea to either book in advance or allow a degree of flexibility/spare days into your travel plans in case you have to wait to do something.
Cheers for the input!
Time is not a issue here as Malaysia is my first stop on 18 months away
I was going to give myself 2/3 weeks here as there looked like there was so much to do/see.
Any other good places to visit that any of you particularly enjoyed please let me know.
The Kinabatangan Jungle/River was pretty good (slept in hammocks in the jungle). Also, I really liked Turtle Island.
While you're in that general area, Mulu Jungle over in Sarawak is excellent. Deer Cave is there which is full of 2-3 million bats which all fly out in the evening. You can also do a few walks through the jungle.
Also in that general area, Brunei is worth a day or two - the water village is interesting and the mosque is impressive.
I could have spent a month in Sabah, but mostly in Sipidan and KK.. but two weeks should give you a good feel - however it's so easy to visit Brunei from KK you might want to add a few days.
we spent 5 nights recently, was awesome! Have look at my blog through the profile. We could easily have spent another couple of weeks...
Cheers again for the info.
Think 2/3 weeks will be fine and may well pop over to Brunei.
@ jhetland - I had already read your blog! I was looking for Malaysia Blog the other day, looks like you had a good time, some nice pictures there.
[ Edit: Edited on Jan 31, 2008, at 12:42 AM by Moony Moon ]
Yep, Sabah was great! In retrospect, we would rather have spent more time there, and sacrifised some of the other places we went to instead.
I spent a month in Sabah. Two weeks were spent as a volunteer English teacher in a village, which was great! I really enjoyed the Kinabatangan River. I'll spend three days next time. I didn't get to Turtle Island. That and Sipadan will be included on my next trip. I did not enjoy the orang utan reserve at Sepilok. It's much better to see them in the wild on the Kinabatangan even though they are not so close. I stayed in a longhouse up near Kudat. I liked it a lot but you'd need extra time to do that.