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4 Day 3 Nights Borneon Special Itinerary (November 2016)

Looking for an exciting year-end escape and want something special? Well, we got the most exciting and relax balanced itinerary that will fulfill your enjoyment desire. This is the itinerary that will make sure you get the best holiday you deserved in Borneo and you will definitely go home with spirit fully charged!

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We promise this itinerary will allow you to experience a redefined lifestyle event, going to exciting places and taste the local delights in Borneo: one of your best holidays ever! Our 4 Days 3 Nights Borneon Special Itinerary is a guided, yet budget tour and you can max out your dollars with our recommendations.

Ideally, for you to fully enjoy this recommendation, you will need to fly in to Kota Kinabalu on Thursday and back on Sunday afternoon or evening.

Day One – Thursday (3rd Nov)

Touch down in Kota Kinabalu and check in to your hotel. Take a shower, refresh yourself and chill up for the beginning of this amazing tour. Depending on flight availability, you might arrive the hotel in the afternoon or late afternoon so you can take a short rest, an early dinner before you go shopping in the evening.

Day One – Thursday Evening

We listed few activities as KK city night tour. They are at near locations so it is quite convenient to move around and decide where to go at your desire.

Waterfront Sunset

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Kota Kinabalu’s one-stop dining and entertainment centre is found right here along the famous Waterfront. The Waterfront is a popular hangout for both locals and visitors alike.

Plenty of food outlets to choose from, from Indian cuisine to fusion food. The Waterfront would come to life at night, a popular after-hours hangout and lots of great places to enjoy happy hours as you watch the sun set over the South China Sea.

Always the best place to chill or dinner with the company of “Award Winning Sunset”!

Filipino Market

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Aka Handicraft Market would be THE place for souvenirs. Hundreds of little stores occupy the market it’s sort of like a treasure hunt where you have to navigate through the little walkways, avoiding bumping into people at the same time. Colourful batiks, leather bags, rattan handbags, beads, bracelets…etc. You will want to bring everything home!

Day Two – Friday (4th Nov)

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If you are an early bird, fill today with TWO sessions of activities and make today an adventurous day! You can do some snorkeling, swimming with the beautiful fishes and have a romantic evening on a river to cruise, and enjoy a natural light show when hundreds of fireflies put on a glowing performance for your benefit.

There are plenty of tours that you can choose, mix and match at your desire! Of course you can make a more relax schedule.

Don’t forget to collect your Race Pack at Suria Sabah, 6th Floor for the Borneon Run tomorrow 🙂

Day Two – Tours Mix and Match

Island Hopping

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Island Hopping is one of the recommended things to do in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah for tourists. Island Hopping allows tourists to see more than one island in a day nearby Kota Kinabalu, the capital city of Sabah. Some of the recommended islands to explore in Kota Kinabalu Island Hopping tour includes Manukan Island, Sapi Island, Mamutik Island & Sulug Island.

The city of Kota Kinabalu is surrounded by small islands that offer rich marine life, clear water, sandy beaches, snorkeling experience, coral reef, scuba diving, water sports & more. These islands are part of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and a 15 to 20 minute speedboat ride will take you to these islands from the main city of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia. The coral reef & marine life of these islands are also protected by the local authorities.

Mantanani Island

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The demure island of Mantanani lies off the beaten tracks of other mainstream tourism destinations. The journey to the island begins with a two-hour drive to Kampung Kuala Abai jetty in Kota Belud, followed by another hour of riding on a speedboat.

The term ‘diver’s paradise’ may sound trite, but Mantanani Island is exactly that and more. As you plunge into the Mantanani underwater world, you’ll be simply mesmerized by neon coloured fish in intoxicating swirls, adorable clownfish playing hide and seek amidst the sea anemones, vivid coloured finger corals waving about, and vast garden of living coral reefs.

Each dive site in Mantanani offers something unique. For underwater photography enthusiasts, the view is simply to-die-for—topped off with excellent visibility.

After a whole day of diving, snorkeling or kayaking, sit back and feast your eyes on the gorgeous layers of orange hues penetrating the clouds as the sun sets.

Mari Mari Cultural Village

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The Mari Mari Cultural Village is situated amidst a remote forest setting in Kionsom, Inanam; away from the hustling and bustling city. Its surrounding atmosphere may faintly remind you of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Lost World’ in the Sabahan sense.

In the village, you will be introduced to various traditional homes of Sabahan ethnic communities—the Bajau, Lundayeh, Murut, Rungus and Dusun—which are built by descendants of the tribes which they represent.

For a more hands-on experience, check out the little huts in the village where daily routines of traditional Sabahan life come alive. Grab the chance to see blowpipe-making demonstration, fire-starting demonstration using bamboo, tattoo-making demonstration, and get an in-depth look at the mystical symbolisms behind them. Visitors will also get chance to sample Sabahan traditional delicacies from each ethnic group.

A visit to the Mari Mari Cultural Village will be a cultural excursion of a lifetime! See, taste and feel the essence of Sabah presented to you as it was and as it is.

Mari Mari!!

Klias River cruise

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Located on the Klias Peninsula is the Klias Wetland, a Mangrove Forest Reserve. With the bizarre-looking proboscis monkey gaining as much popularity with the tourists as the orang utan, the Klias Wetland with its large proboscis population is fast becoming the latest ecotourism destination in Sabah.

These tree-dwelling animals normally hunt for food in the evenings so many boat cruises depart the Kota Klias jetty at around 3.00pm.Other riverside residents that may be spotted are macaques, crocodiles, moniter lizards, tree snakes and birds such as the eagle.

Back on the jetty, enjoy a natural light show when hundreds of fireflies put on a glowing performance for your benefit.

Suria Sabah Shopping Mall

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Don’t forget to collect your Race Pack at Suria Sabah, 6th Floor for the Borneon Run tomorrow 🙂

Day Three – Saturday (5th Nov)

Day Three – Saturday Morning

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Experience the cooling breeze of Land Below the Wind and soak yourself in natural highland hot spring.

A visit to Kinabalu Park will never be perfect without swinging by Poring Hot Springs. Situated 40 kilometers (25 miles) slightly northeast from the Parks HQ, Poring is located in the lowlands—a contrast to the Parks HQ. De-stress and soak away the sores and aches of your muscles in the spring’s hot sulphuric minerals, deemed to have healing properties and very popular among the locals.

Saturday Evening – Borneon Run 2016

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The run this year will end with a full fledge concert, featuring international acts such as Taboo-Black Eyed Peas, DJ Soda, Yuna, Hello Venus and more! Find out more from www.facebook.com/borneonrun

Day Four – Sunday (6th Nov)

After a fun filled the night before, reward yourself again with a more chill out morning. Get out of bed late morning and stroll along Gaya Street for a spoiled of selection for breakfast or brunch menus. You can even sneak in a little shopping while you are there!

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Every Sunday morning, the length of Gaya Street is closed off to traffic to make way for the Fair. Shop for anything under shady trees and over-sized umbrellas, like batik sarongs, fruits and flowers, arts and craft, footwear, antiques and souvenirs, cakes, even pets and herbs!. This is the best place to experience the cross-section of the local population when entire families enjoy a Sunday outing. While there are so many to choose from, we would like to recommend you our personal must try.

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Yee Fung Laksa

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What can be better to have a thick, creamy, mild spicy curry-laksa noodle early in the morning? Squeeze some fresh lime juice to enhance the taste! It comes with a small plate of sambal belacan (shrimp paste) to complete the perfect breakfast.

Fook Yuen

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Try out their signature freshly baked bread – Roti Kahwin – Literally translated to ‘Marriage Bread’; this is the classic combination of slices of bread sandwiching butter and kaya (egg + coconut jam), either toasted or without. Wash it down with their famous The C Ping ( Iced Milk Tea). A holy matrimony indeed!

If you are flying off later the day, it would be an ideal day to wrap up your visit in KK. Safe journey home and see you again next year!

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