firstly thanks for taking time to read and hopefully reply to me. Me and a friend are staying two weeks in Borneo (first two weeks of September).We haven't booked a cheap hotel yet,as we're unsure how long to say in KK, where we fly into. We're keen on walking Mount Kinabalu, doing the via ferrata and going surfing. Read there's a surfing spot 45 min drive away from kk that's good for beginners like us. Also keen on snorkeling and going island hopping. I like active holidays, read the boat trip up kinabatangan river is worth the money. But we'll also need days where we can kick back, eat out, see some markets, lazy day at the beach etc So my questions are;
1. How many days do you recommend us booking a hotel in kk for? a week and a week down in the sarawak region`? or can you do easy daytrips from kk to sarawak?
2. except from visiting the rainforest, caves and doing boat trips up the rivers, what else is worth seeing or more importantly doing in the sarawak region?
3. can we also do day trips from kk to north+ north east of the island? is it worth booking accommodation up there? or is the main attraction the orangutan rehabilitation centre and turtle island?
4. is there any areas in kk we should avoid booking a hotel in?
any help is much appreciated-thanks in advance!