Kota Kinabalu: North Borneo Railway


I am not a train enthusiast but I got to agree that North Borneo rail excursion is the best way to discover the lush landscape of the coastal and rural regions of Sabah. I decided to do something different during my trip in Kota Kinabalu; go back in time with an old steam train. I got my ticket through Borneo Trails inclusive of 2-way transfer.  A tad pricey but this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Review: Hotel Grandis, Kota Kinabalu


Since I have only a few days in Kota Kinabalu, I decided to stay within the city centre. The distance from the airport to the city is just 15 minutes away. Hotel Grandis is located next to Suria Sabah Shopping Mall and within walking distance to many attractions such as Gaya Sunday Market, Filipino Market, Atkinson Clock Tower and Signal Hill Observation Deck. If you are going for Island hopping, Jesselton Jetty is nearby the hotel too. Opened in 2013, this 13-storey hotel is one of the latest hotel near the city.

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