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Kota Kinabalu

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A-Z Guidebook – Kota Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah a state of Malaysia. Kota Kinabalu or as the locals refer to it, KK Malaysia is a north-eastern state of Borneo sitting on a harbour surrounded by rainforests and national parks. I was hoping for a sleep in, on our first morning In Kota Kinabalu and although it was 6am in Australia it was still only 4am in Kota Kinabalu so I tossed and turned for a few hours, until daybreak. Sitting overlooking the harbour, staring out the window I watched as the bay started another day….

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Trip Report – Day 8 Kuala Lumpur

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Trip Report – Day 8 Kuala Lumpur We arrived in Kuala Lumpur (KL) around 5pm, 20 minutes early – thanks to Air Asia. I don’t think I have experienced that before! 10 of that 20 minutes were spent walking from the plane to the arrivals hall. It seemed our plane was the furthest from the terminal! We had pre-purchased 2 tickets on the Air Asia Sky Bus (AUD$5 each) once we collect our luggage we made our way to the bus stop. There are a row of bus and taxi companies in the arrivals hall touting for your business and…

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Trip Report – Day 7 – Layang Layang Dive Trip Finale`

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Trip Report – Day 7 – Layang Layang Wrasse Bay, The Valley This was to be our last day diving Layang Layang and if we were to meet with hammerheads this was it! Out of bed at 5.15, ready for a 5.45 departure on our dive boat. We were told the night before that we’d get the jump on the other divers and if there were some hammerheads in the area, hopefully they wouldn’t be scared away. We headed for the dive site and unfortunately so did 4 other boats plus a group of divers from the live-aboard that had…

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Trip Report – Day 6 – Layang Layang – Wrasse Bay

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Trip Report – Day 6 – Layang Layang – Wrasse Bay A light continental breakfast is served before the first dive of the day on Layang Layang. This light breakfast is then followed by a full breakfast when divers return. Served around 7am this allows the divers to have something in their stomach before the 8am dive. Wrasse Bay was our first dive site with the weather decidedly better than the previous day. Such a contrast, beautiful sunshine, cleaner skies and picture post-card turquoise water. Bliss! As the name suggests Wrasse Bay is an area where Wrasse large and small…

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Trip Report – Day 5 – Kota Kinabalu to Layang Layang Island

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Trip Report – Day 5 – Kota Kinabalu to Layang Layang Island Layang Layang here we come! 4am start, out to the airport (again!) this time we had seats and this time there was a plane! You can read about what happened a few days prior here if you missed it. Now if you are anything like me, when I first heard the words Layang Layang Island I had no clue where it was. So a quick geography lesson…Layang Layang Island sits 300km off the mainland of Sabah, Malaysia in the South China Sea. After a short journey of an…

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