North Borneo Railway
- Product Code: NBR
- Availability: In Stock
North Borneo Railway is the oldest running steam train in Sabah and Borneo. The nostalgic romance of an old steam train relives memories of a bygone era. Passing through villages, coastal town, paddy field, rainforests and plantations of rubber and coffee, a ride on North Borneo Railway is truly a journey of rediscovery into the heart of Borneo.
Time offer : Wednesday and Saturday
Sample Itinerary• Boarding at Tanjung Aru Station – Breakfast is provided
• Depart from Tanjung Aru Station for Papar
• Stop at Kinarut Town – Visit Tien Shi Temple or traditional shops
• Depart from Kinarut Station• Arrive in Papar Town – Visit local wet market and shops
• Re-board train for return journey • Depart from Papar Station for Tanjung Aru
• Lunch onboard• Arrive Tanjung Aru Station
Meals : Breakfast, Tiffin set lunch
Include : Return Land Transfer from hotel in town seat-in-coach
Exclude: Personal Expenses, Alcoholic Drinks, Tour Guide and Any items not mentioned
The North Borneo Railway runs 36 miles between Kota Kinabalu, the state capital of Sabah, and Papar, an agricultural town, known as the rice bowl of Sabah.
Passengers board the train at Tanjung Aru Station at the designated platform. At the station, passengers are greeted by well-appointed train stewards. They receive their train passport and boarding pass at the counter and proceed to the platform. As the whistle blows during departure time, the train will commence its journey while passengers are pampered by the train stewards and treated to some of the unique and interesting sceneries in Sabah.
As the train pulls out of the station, the development of Kota Kinabalu begins to slip away. Time and history begin to take over. After Putatan, the train veers into the countryside, away from the modern day trapping of Sabah society. The train hugs the coast of Lokawi Bay and offer passengers an opportunity to take in the picturesque view of the South China Sea.
The train then leaves the road and edges towards Kinarut, a traditional trading village. A school stands proudly in the forefront, reminding everyone of the importance of education. A mosque also stands near the station, highlighting the influence of the national religion. An interesting Buddhist temple appears at the foot of the nearby hill.
After Kinarut, the train passes through Kawang, home to Kawang Forest Reserve. Gazetted as a Second Class Domestic Forest Reserve, its main purpose is to supply clean water for locals in the Vicinity. The centre also offers a myriad of activities from jungle trekking, camping to cave exploration.
The train veers again and crosses the Papar River over a steel trestle bridge as Papar town comes into view. A quaint township, Papar is wedged in the valley between the Crocker Range and the coast. Here, everyone is a neighbour and the intimacy is clear with their dispositions and smiles. The local market or Tamu is a reflection of life in Sabah - simple and alive with the sounds and smells of recurrent daily routines.
T-shirts, Long trousers, Cap, Shoes/Sandals.
Suggested items to bring
Insect repellent, Binoculars, Water Bottle, Raincoat/Umbrella, Sunhat.
Rates above are incuseive 6% Goods & Service Tax
Rate per person: Rate is denominated as MYR (Ringgit Malaysia)
• Child Rate is not applicable for this tour.
• Child 4 Years and above will pay for adult rates
Infant below 3 years old is FOC.
OUTSKIRT HOTELS PICK-UP & DROP OFF Policy
Additional charges of MYR30 per pax are chargeable for outskirt hotels pick-ups.
Outskirt charges will be imposed on traveler that request to be picked up at hotels outside of Kota Kinabalu city area & 1 Borneo Shopping mall area.