I am looking at going to the Sabah region for about two weeks in August, mostly around Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu. I can't find much information on women travelling alone in this region and would like to know how safe it is? I read about the kidnappings in Eastern Sabah which freaked me out a little bit but still want to go.
I have travelled extensively by myself and a fair bit through SEA (Cambodia/Laos/Thailand). I will be staying in budget accommodation and would book day trips out to the jungle/beach/mountains so any tips on this would also be great.
#1k1ttyfantastic0 has been a member since 17/1/2015. Posts: 2
Nothing springs to mind that would have me giving more warnings than anywhere else in Southeast Asia. In Kota Kinabalu last year there were plenty of female backpackers around and some were travelling alone. In Kota Kinabalu drop into El Centro Bar it is a backpacker/traveller centre with very switched on owners who run some interesting trips and projects across Sabah -- that would be my first stop.
#2somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 8,065