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Thursday, June 11, 2009

How to get to | Sabah

This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the email me link at top right, or leave a comment.


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Sabah is a state of East Malaysia, on the northeastern portion of the island of Borneo.
Travel options to Sabah are relatively limited. There are ferries from Brunei and southern Philippines. Land travel between Sabah and the state of Sarawak or Indonesia is almost nonexistant. The only international airport is at Kota Kinabulu, although there are a couple of other small airports with domestic flights. Airlines flying to Sabah include:
  • Star Alliance - Asiana
  • Oneworld - Dragonair
  • Sky Team - Korean
  • Other selected - Air Asia, Jetstar Asia, Malaysian, Silkair, Tiger

TIP Fly to Singapore or Kuala Lumpur and then onwards on Malaysian or one of the several low cost airlines. Fares on the fuller service airlines (Asiana, Dragonair, Korean and Silkair) tend to be high relative to the alternatives.

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