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Travelling Across Malaysian Borneo

  • murrin85

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    I am thinking of traveling across Borneo from Sandakan to Kuching using various buses. Can anybody who has already done this route tell me of their experiences / let me know a reasonable timeframe to do this?

    Any comments at all on this route would be really helpful!

    Thanks :)

    #1 Posted: 28/9/2011 - 11:10

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    I did this about 3 1/2 years ago, but the other way (Kuching - Sandakan).

    Public buses aren't as regular as in West Malaysia, and this trip was the only time I ever resorted to hitch-hiking (as suggested by locals) - particularly in Brunei.

    Time frame depends how many side-trips you want to do... give yourself at least 2 weeks to enjoy each stop and explore some of the parks and jungle.

    My route was: Kuching - Bintulu - Miri - Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei) - Pulau Labuan (missed the last ferry, got stuck here overnight - don't recommend it) - Kota Kinabalu - Ranau (for KK Park) - Sandakan.

    #2 Posted: 28/9/2011 - 13:35

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