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Semporna isn't the nicest town in the world, but it acts as the gateway to some fabulous islands, like Sipadan, Mabul, Kapalai etc. If you have some spare time there then the fish market is worth a look and the mosque is very pretty. It's also well worth taking a wander round the fishing villages which are built on stilts. Here you can really see locals going about their everyday life. People had warned me off going there but I had no hassle. The people were a mixture of friendly or shy but certainly never hostile. The kids were excitable and loved having their photo taken.
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Im going to sempoerna on this april 2011for 6 days can you suggest me any interest places in sempoerna other thn the islands..
Is it better to get a snorkeling trip to Sipadan Island or do the 'Discover Scuba' in Mabul and then go snorkeling around a different island of the Archipelago?
Where can i find place of pearl processing at semporna
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Pulau Sipadan- a diver's paradise! It's on the Eastcoast of Sabah/ Borneo. Fly from KL to Tawau or Sandakan. Share the taxi with someone to go to Semporna. Semporna itself isn't very interesting, no big nightlife. But check http://www.scuba-junkie.com If you like diving or you want to learn, Semporna's a great place for it. Also Malaysia is very cheap- so you don't need a lot of money to spend some days there, enjoying your daily dives, boat trips, good food and young coconuts.
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Cheapest Way to dive Sipadan & Mabul: Scuba Junkies. But it's a everydays ride all the way from Semporna with Speedboads. Scuba Junkies also got good accomodation and a bar.
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Dragon Inn is a pleasant place to stay for a few nights, it is built on sticks over the water and reasonably priced.
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