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Semporna Town, Borneo (East Malaysia)

Semporna Quick Guide

Similar to Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, this city serves as a stopover and a departing point to the islands by the shores of Borneo in Celebes Sea. As many hotel, resort and dive / snorkeling center around, this city attracts youthful travellers from around the world. They have come to experience the unique Borneo culture and most of all, to hop onto the number one diving spot in the world, Sipadan Island. Tun Sankaran Marine Park can be a refreshing stopover spot before one moves on to the one of the many islands out there.

Getting to Semporna

The town is just 1.5 hours drive away from Tawau Domestic Airport (TWU). Mabul Island, Kapalai Island, Mataking Island, Sipadan Island, and so on are all paradise like islands which you should highly consider during your stay in the city.

Flight to Semporna

Tawau Domestic Airport (TWU)

The most convenient and nearest airport to access Semporna, pick up from airport can be arranged. This domestic airport can connect flight from:

Connecting flight to TWU Airport

From Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Flight journey: 3 hours
Airlines: Airasia & Malaysia Airlines.


From Kota Kinabalu International Airport
Flight journey: 1 hour
Airlines: Airasia, Malaysia Airlines & Malindo Air.


Self drive to Semporna

Driving from main capital city in Sabah, Kota Kinabalu will takes about 9-10 hours driving journey to Semporna and get yourself to Semporna Jetty, the main jetty access to most of famous islands over here.

Season

It’s open all year round. In fact, stay in Semporna is just happening, shops and restaurants around the corner, try out the local cuisine is a MUST.
If to dive in Sipadan Island (daily limited permit) will need to avoid December, as announced by Sabah Parks the island will close for every December from year 2020 onwards with purpose of marine life recuperation.

Tun Sakaran Marine Park Conservation Fee

Tun Sakaran Marine Park formed by 8 islands and 2 reefs, also known as Semporna Islands Park. The islands are Bohey Dulang Island, Sibuan Island, Mantabuan Island, Bodgaya Island, Bum Bum Island, Sebangkat Island, Selakan Island & Tetagan Island. The 2 reefs are Kapikan Reef & Church Reef, both are "must visit" dive site for diver.

Tun Sakaran Marine Park Conservation Fee

Malaysian

Adult: RM 3
Child (age 18 and below): RM 1

Non-Malaysian

Adult: RM 10
Child (age 18 and below): RM 6

Jetty Fee collect by Sabah State Government

Jetty to be paid either upon arrival or collect before the trip at Semporna Jetty.
Malaysian RM 10
Non-Malaysian RM 2


Semporna recommendation

Besides of beautiful islands, the sea gypsy in Sabah consider one of the few tribe left in the world still living their whole life above the sea, you should make a visit and say hello to this amazing people!

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