Escursioni a Kota Kinabalu and Sabah: The North Borneo Railway is the oldest running steam train in Borneo. The nostalgic romance of an old steam train brings back the memories of a bygone era. Passing through villages and coastal towns, paddy fields, rainforests and plantations of rubber and coffee, a ride on the North Borneo Railway is truly a journey of rediscovery into the heart of Borneo.
This ride offers passengers an opportunity to experience the era of British North Borneo while transporting passengers along the lifeline of Sabah. Refurbished to recreate the nostalgic romance of people travelling by steam train in the days of the Chartered Company and the British Colonial Office, both the exterior and interior provide an environment that would have been typical when stepping onto a train in the 1900s. The exterior utilises the traditional deep green and cream of the original North Borneo Railway, with carved brass logos showcasing the original design of a tiger holding a rail wheel, standing on the royal crown. The interior highlights the natural woods of Sabah and, unless the train is fully booked, passengers are offered free seating on one of the five colonial-style passenger train carriages.
The train will depart Tanjung Aru station at 10.00am to Papar, and arrive back at Tanjung Aru station at about 1.45pm. Along the way, the train will stop at the following stations: 45-minute stop at Kinarut - see the Chinese temple and 45-minute stop at Papar Town - visit local wet market and shops.
Tiffin lunch will be served on board during the journey back as soon as the train departs Papar town. A Tiffin Lunch is a colonial style lunch served in a stackable metal container, very commonly used by the Indian community.
Note: Tour includes “Tiffin Lunch” with coffee or tea, additional beverages such as beers, soft drinks and wines are sold on board (beverages on own account).
Pick up/Meeting point: Hotel lobby at 9.15am
Duration: 5 hrs
Start or opening time: 10.00am
End or closing time: 2.15pm
Others: Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel
Duration: 5 hours
Start/opening time: Pick up at 9:15am-10am.