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North Borneo Railway Train Ride from Kota Kinabalu to Papar 4.5

  • Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak, Sabah


Enjoy the amazing railway journey from Kota Kinabalu to your destination place, Papar. Your first stop will be Sabah, the state of Kota Kinabalu where you will experience the melancholy of romance of the stream train, run in earlier times and remember the memories of old era. The villages, towns, fields, rainforest and plantations of rubber and coffee plantations on the way will make you enjoy the journey.

Tourism goes back to the times of the British colonial of 1900s when they travelled by the stream times. They are renovated periodically to give the experience of past. These trains generally cover the distance of 60 km between Kota Kinabalu and Papar.

Moreover you can also have a beautiful view of countryside and the landscape as you continue your journey from Tanjung Aru Station. Proceeding on to journey, you can have beautiful views of Lokawi Bay and take some snapshots of the place to revive the memories. You can explore the local area and the shops life of the natives at the local markets. You can mingle up with the locals and this brings your there at Kinarut, a trading village. Also visit Tien Shi Temple, a Buddhist temple located at the base of the hill.

You have a slight view of the Kawang Forest reserve on the way to the Papar. There you come across the simple and plain rural journey at the end. Get back to your train and enjoy the authentic majestic Tiffin.