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singapore to Sipadan... how?

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singapore to Sipadan... how?

Hi,

Can anyone advise how I can go to Sipadan Island from Singapore?

Thank you.

Suying

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1. Re: singapore to Sipadan... how?

Think you can check with some tour agent in S'pore for that? Sipadan is located in Sabah and you would need to fly there either from KLIA or LCCT. Its a popular diving destination and i'm sure if you get in touch with tour agents specialising in diving, they would be able to make the arrangement for you.

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2. Re: singapore to Sipadan... how?

Hi Suying

This would be easier from Singapore with airasia.

Singapore to Kota Kinabalu

Then take a domestic flight from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau.

Tawau is the nearest airport to Semporna by taxi

From Semporna take a speed boat to Sipadan Island.

At the Semporna jetty there are many companies doing this service::speed boat to Sipadan Island

Edited: 10 May 2010, 16:42
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3. Re: singapore to Sipadan... how?

Hi,

Try this link:

sipadandivingvacation.com/gettinghere.aspx

Apparently, there is a flight from SIN to Kota Kinabalu according to this map. Then 1 long and 3 short hops to Sipadan. Hope this is helpful. Let me know what you find out. --Nick (aka thetaofdragons@gmail.com)

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4. Re: singapore to Sipadan... how?

Thank you much for the info!

I'll check out the details and hopefully, I get to go Sipadan soon!

Seems so lovely.

Cheers,

Suying

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5. Re: singapore to Sipadan... how?

I just booked direct with www.divedownbelow.com and they handled the lot the only thing we had to do was take a flight to Tawau as previously mentioned it is the closest airport, we got a reasonable discount to

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6. Re: singapore to Sipadan... how?

I just booked direct with www.divedownbelow.com and they handled the lot the only thing we had to do was take a flight to Tawau as previously mentioned it is the closest airport, we got a reasonable discount to

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9. Re: singapore to Sipadan... how?

There are a few ways to get to Tawau, is the main gateway to Sipadan Islands in Sabah, from Singapore.

Air Asia is definitely the most convenient way as it has many flights to choose from flying to Tawau. The best combination will be via KL route instead of KK. For flights connecting KK to Tawau, one will have to stay one day at KK to catch the early morning flight into Tawau whereas the SIN - KUL - TWU can be completed in a day. Having said that, one night will still have to be spent in Tawau because of the late touchdown, and late land and sea transfers from Tawau to Sipadan are not recommended.

Jet Star is another alternative to consider. It has an early morning flight on Saturday to KK which allows you to catch the afternoon flight from KK to Tawau. The good thing is that this flight combi allows you to get into Sipadan on the first day as compared to the flight combi proposed above. However, it flies only on Saturday.

Plan your route right to enjoy the max from the Sipadan holidays. You can check out diveasianow on their itinerary. It's pretty detailed =)

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10. Re: singapore to Sipadan... how?

Wow, I didn't know there's many transfers needed to go to Sipadan.