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Nostalgic Journey on North Borneo Railway


  • The nostalgia of an old steam train
  • ‘Tiffin’ lunch
  • Visit Tien Shi Temple, local market & shops


Land & train transfer, breakfast * 1, lunch * 1, Conservation fee.


    MYR30 OFF

Price List

Number of Adult
Rate /pax (MYR)

This tour available on WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY only.

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 and coastal towns, paddy fields, rainforests and plantations of rubber and coffee, a ride on North Borneo Railway is truly a journey of rediscovery into the heart of Borneo.The North Borneo Railway offers passengers an opportunity to experience the bygone era of British North Borneo while transporting passengers along the lifeline of Sabah.

The North Borneo Railway features a British Vulcan steam locomotive. The engine is designed for wood burning, a costly yet more environmental form of steam. Refurbished to create the nostalgic romance of the bygone era of the Colonial days of British North Borneo, the train allows all passengers to experience the beauty of countryside and the unique sights and sound of Sabah landscape on board a vintage steam engine train.As the train pulls out of the station, the development of kota Kinabalu begins to slip away. Time and history begin to take over…


Meal Menu

North Borneo Railway


Assorted Danish Pastries


Fruit Preserves

Coffee or Tea



Chicken Satay

Fried Spiced Mackerel Fillet

Cucumber & Pineapple Salad

Mixed Vegetables with Prawn Meat

Chicken Biryani Rice


Coffee or Tea



North Borne Railway



* The itinerary is for reference only, it subjects to any necessary changes in accordance to local requirements.

  • 08:00

    Meet at hotel lobby.

  • 09:30

    Boarding at Tanjung Aru Station - Breakfast is provided.

  • 10:00

    Depart from Tanjung Aru Station for Papar.

  • 10:40

    Stop at Kinarut Town - visit Tien Shi Temple or traditional shops.

  • 11:00

    Depart from Kinarut Station.

  • 11:45

    Arrive in Papar Town - visit local wet market and shops.

  • 12:20

    Re-board train for return journey.

  • 12:30

    Depart from Papar Station for Tanjung Aru.

  • 12:40

    ‘Tiffin’ lunch onboard.

  • 13:40

    Arrive at Tanjung Aru Station, transfer back to hotel.

Special breakfast

Tiffin Lunch


Warm Remind

  • This tour available on WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY only.
  • This tour may takes about 5 hours.
  • Recommend to bring: comfortable walking shoes, insect repellant, sun block lotion, extra pocket money, hat/cap, camera.

Pickup Time & Transport Fee

The pickup time is for reference only, actual time may be vary depends on number of visitors, distance, season, weather and road conditions, should be within 15 minutes. Transport fee quoted is per person.

Zone Hotel Pickup Time Fee (MYR)
A Kota Kinabalu city North (Grandis, Hyatt, Gaya street area...) 9 am Free
B Kota Kinabalu city Center (Marriott, Marina Court, Horizon, ...) 9 am Free
C Kota Kinabalu city South (Sutera Harbour, KK Time Square, ...) 9 am Free
D Airport area (Shangri-La Tanjung Aru, Aeropod, ...) 9 am Free
E 1Borneo area (Tune, Grand Borneo, ...) 8:15 am 20.00
F Outskirt area (Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Nexus Karambunai, ...) 8:15 am 30.00
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How to Pay

Pay on travelling day

No advance payment is required, simply pay cash in Ringgit-Malaysia to tour guide. However, you still need pay in full for any cancellation made 1 day prior to tour date.

Pay Online

Accep Visa and MasterCard credit card, Malaysian bank transfer, Paypal, FPX, Alipay. 2.3% surcharge apply. Please be noted that 2.3% transaction fee is non-refundable in case there is cancellation 3 days after the payment made.

Bank Transfer

Please request bank staff to calculate equivalent amount in USD before Telegraphic Transfer (T/T) to Malaysia. It takes 3 days to reach us. No 2.3% surcharge but you have to bear both side banks charges. The balances will be paid to either side as the case may be.

Additional information

Min. Participant(s)2 Persons To Go (child does not counted)

Tour location / Depart fromKota Kinabalu

Recommend to book1 month(s) in advance

To book at least7 day(s) in advance

Cancellation & Refund Policy:  Over 14 days (from date of departure) charge 30% of Tour fare; 7 to 14 days (from date of departure) charge 50% of tour fare; Less than 7 days (from date of departure) charge full tour fare. No refund for those tours which involve accommodation.

Specialities: You may decide the joining date, no compulsory tips (If you are happy and satisfied with the journey and the tour guide service, it's always a nice way to express your appreciation with tipping, OR words of thanks is good enough).

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