Getting to Semporna

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Semporna, Malaysia

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Travel alternatives to get to Semporna Mar 10, 2012
Semporna is on the East Coast of Sabah and doesn't have an airport yet. There are two options Fly or Bus. The nearest airport is Tawau and there are regular flights from Kota Kinabalu or Kuala Lumpor. The taxi or tourist bus takes about 1h from the airport to Semporna. During the day it is easy to get a minibus from the airport to semporna but you have to pay for 2 seats if you have abig bag.

The other option is a long distance coach, they leave at 7:30am or pm from the Innanam Bus terminal in Kota Kinabalu. The coach takes about 8h direct but you can stop at Sandakan overnight to see the orangutans or at Lahad Datu to go to the rainforest. The bus doesn't charge for luggage!!

Plenty of small cheap hotels in Semporna town and many dive operators. The best island I found was Pom Pom and the best operator Celebes beach resort. Many turtles and much cheaper than turtle island park. Avoid Mabul, it is dirty, crowded and the reef is dying from sewage pollution.
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