Just an interest check to see if anyone is keen to go for a photography outing to Semporna, Sabah.
Semporna is located north-east of Borneo island (or south-east of Sabah), those who visit Semporna are mainly divers going to Sipadan island. The main ethnics there are the Bajaus who live in small huts above the sea or at the seaside.
Some of the best landscape photographs were taken at this very location.
Credits to Melvyn Yeo (Semporna 05 by ~melvynyeo on deviantART
Looking at travel dates 30 AUG to 3 SEPT (5D4N), Thursday to Monday. For those who are working this means you will have to apply for 3 days leave.
First and last day will be reserved for air travel thus we are left with 3 days for photography. Note that the dates might change subjected to our plans.
For ease of planning I'm looking at a manageable group of 4-8 pax max.
There are no direct flights from Singapore to Tawau thus we have to make a stop at LCCT, KL. Journey will be Singapore -> KL -> Tawau via Airasia.
If we stick with 30/08 to 03/09, I am looking at:
11:40am flight from Singapore to KL. Reach KL at 12:40pm
3:45pm flight from KL to Tawau. Reach Tawau at 6:35pm
Land transfer to Semporna upon touchdown
Early morning land transfer from Semporna to Tawau
10:15am flight from Tawau to KL. Reach KL at 1:00pm
5:30pm flight from KL to Singapore. Reach Singapore at 6:30pm
4 nights at Semporna. . Take note that we are not going for 3 - 4 star hotels; think: BUDGET.
Travel from Tawau to Semporna by van/ cab
We will be hopping from island to islands in search for photography opportunities thus the only mean of transport is fishing boats.
There is a KFC outlet at Semporna if you fancy fast-food. Prepare more ringgit if you wish to try seafood... heard that seafood is cheap there.
I will try to keep the total expenses a very doable figure
(Mod: please PM the ts for cost discussion)