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Jul 3, 2014 - The adventure begins!

An early morning flight (00.55am ) from Sri Lanka on Malaysian Air brought us to Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. KL airport has undergone a major facelift and we had quite a bit of walking to do before we took the mono rail to the domestic terminal 2. Then we were on our way on an Air Asian flight to the town of Tawau ( pronounced Ta-wa-woo) in Sabah, Malaysia. We landed in the tiny airport surrounded by hills and opted to rent a car from KMT Global Rent a Car and Tours just outside the terminal. Highly recommend a 4WD but there was non available...

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Oct 2, 2012 - Mini Van to Tawau Border Town---continue text

Minivan to Tawau for ferry to Indonesia/Kalimantan Borneo. Many, many Malaysian men smoke, constantly! Even in minibuses/vans! I read that Malaysia is the only country in the world where the number of cigarettes per capita is INCREASING! The ferry left at 1 pm. We read in the LP it was supposed to go at 9 am so we were up at 5:30 to get to Tawau ferry terminal in time after a 2 hour minibus ride. Once there we discovered it wasn't leaving til noon

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Apr 20, 2006 - Sipadan/ Mabul Island- Diving!

Sipadan was recently voted the 3rd best place for diving in the world....and i can see why! It was by far the best diving i have done. Amazingly clear water and a fantastic amount of fish, sharks and turtles. We were turtled out we saw so many!!! On top of that there was lots of u derwatering dancing- YMCA from James particularly funny! We were staying on an island not too far from Sipadan which basically had a couple of resorts and a locals village. It was all set up for diving which was great for us. Apart from the diving we all had...

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Feb 15, 2006 - Diving Mabul and Sipadan

Sipadan is a classic diving destination. Best season is apparently April-June, but with 3 good days out of 4 we can't complain too much. Visibility was only 10-15m and there was some mild current at time, but nothing too dramatic. In fact the dives were 50/50 Mabul (more of the small things, corals, the small rays, odd turtles, coloufull fishs, apparently that's called muck diving) Sipadan (the big boys,sharks,barracuda and many turtles..) No actual pictures as we don't have the 20-grands-Nikonos photo equipment the Koreans were diving...

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Dec 11, 2004 - Malaysian Borneo - Tawau

We took an early morning flight over to Tawau in Sabah in Malaysian Borneo. We were hoping to use this a jumping off point to get over to Sipadan for some diving. We managed to get a good deal from an agent in the airport for the next day so we only stayed here in Tawau for one night. Our guesthouse was friendly enough but had a huge sign saying 'NO PROSTITUTES' which was the first thing you saw when you walk through the door - nice welcome.

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