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Kota Kinabalu to Miri via Brunei

3 to 10 Days, October 9-18, 2018
Poring Hot Spring Mt. Kinabalu
This segment begins in the modern tourist city of Kota Kinabalu. The city is the capital of Sabah Malaysia and named for the nearby majestic Mt. Kinabalu. Kinabalu Park is one of the highlights of this trip and despite the fact the volcano that formed Mt. Kinabalu is extinct, there is enough thermal activity to create hot springs we will be visiting. In Kota Kinabalu we will be at a very nice marina with a huge swimming pool, bowling alley, and golf course. After a few days we move down the coast of Borneo to the Kingdom of Brunei where you can get a glimpse of the oil wealth that made this tiny nation famous. The trip concludes in Miri which is the capital of Sarawalk Malaysia. We are not there for the city itself. Instead we are going there because of the two national parks.  

If you only have a few days to join us, you could come with us from Kota Kinabalu and get off in Brunei. Alternately, you could hop on in Brunei and get off in Miri. 

Day 1: October 9, 2018 Fly to Kota Kinabalu and take taxi or shuttle to Sutera Harbour Resort and join us for bowling night. You may move aboard at 4 pm.

Day 2: October 10, 2018 Optional road trip to Poring Hot Spring on Mount Kinabalu. If you are running late, you may also embark on this date.

Day 3: October 11, 2018 Immigration check out and paperwork for vessel to depart. Depart early evening and night at sea

Day 4: October 12, 2018 Arrive Brunei and immigration check in same day and dinner at Royal Brunei Yacht Club. Resort casual attire. Polo shirt and shorts to the knees or long pants.

Day 5: October 13, 2018 Tour of capital city of Brunei. National Museum of Brunei Dinner on shore. Conservative attire.

Day 6: October 14, 2018 Immigration check out and depart for Miri. This is also Noli's birthday. 

Day 7: October 15, 2018 Arrive Miri Malaysia, Miri Marina and dinner on shore.

Day 8: October 16, 2018 Immigration check in and Miri Petroleum Museum. We will also check on the status of the Miri Maritime Museum and see artifacts that your captain helped recover from the South China Sea. Dinner on shore.

Day 9: October 17, 2018 Optional shore trip to Niah National Park. Very large caves which were once inhabited by ancient man.

Day 10: October 18, 2018 Provisional day, you are welcome to spend the night aboard if we did not leave this day. Shore trip to Lambir Hills National Park. There are two waterfalls and one is reached by a good hike and better for sunning if you get my meaning. Taxi to Miri airport if departing from here.

Notes: Before you are allowed to board a plane to Malaysia, you will likely need proof of an airplane ticket leaving Malaysia. Unfortunately, it is one of the costs today of travel by private boat and even yacht owners are not able to escape it without official letters from immigration. Suggest buying a cheap ticket on Air Asia Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Cebu (CEB) about 6 months out. It should be the least expensive option. If you are not continuing on the trip after Miri, please make your reservations to leave no sooner than October 17, 2018.

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