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North Borneo Railway

1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard | Level 2, The Magellan Sutera Resort, Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu 88300, Malaysia
+60 88-308 500
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US$138.75*
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North Borneo Steam Train with Tiffin Lunch from Kota Kinabalu
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Half-Day North Borneo Railway Train Ride
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Half-Day North Borneo Steam Engine Train from Kota Kinabalu
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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
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1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard | Level 2, The Magellan Sutera Resort, Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu 88300, Malaysia
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+60 88-308 500
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

Had great expectations, but the pictures on the website are misleading. The old train is really great, but the journey is rather dull and uninspiring. Landscape is boring, nothing remarkable. Both stops are also dull: there is absolutely nothing worth to see. Breakfast and lunch...More

Thank Thefall
SHR-Management, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at North Borneo Railway, responded to this review

Dear Thefall, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on our TripAdvisor page. We read your experience with deep regret and disappointment. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience you may have encountered during your train ride with us. Despite the best planning,...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

My parents and I boarded the North Borneo Railway as a surprise for my steam train enthusiast Dad. We had a great day out in the train. Stopped a couple of little towns along the way. Breakfast is served when you get on the train...More

Thank Vicki G
SHR-Management, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at North Borneo Railway, responded to this review

Dear Vicki G, Thank you for posting a review on our TripAdvisor page. Glad that you took the opportunity to ride onboard the North Borneo Railway's vintage steam engine - one of the only few functional wood-burners left in the world! It brings us great...More

Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

My husband & I went on this journey 15 years ago so were quite keen to try it again. The whole experience was really quaint and the staff on board were fantastic. We were staying at The Sutera Harbour resort so had a tour bus...More

Thank Knills
SHR-Management, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at North Borneo Railway, responded to this review

Dear Knills, Thank you for posting a review on our TripAdvisor page. Glad that you took the opportunity to ride on board the North Borneo Railway's vintage steam engine - one of the only few functional wood-burners left in the world! It brings us great...More

Reviewed 25 March 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this train experience! The staff were friendly, the food was great and the scenery was wonderful. You get a chance to wander around some of the towns and a market along the way. Staff also stamp a train passport for you, which...More

Thank Sarah W
SHR-Management, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at North Borneo Railway, responded to this review

Dear Sarah W, Thank you for posting a review on our TripAdvisor page. Glad that you took the opportunity to ride on board the North Borneo Railway's vintage steam engine - one of the only few functional wood-burners left in the world! It brings us...More

Reviewed 24 March 2017

I would say that if you wish to join this iconic trip then it is best to book this before arriving at your hotel. We booked this trip through a tour operator that was at the Rasa Ria Resort. \\\as this is way out, not...More

Thank LINDA M
SHR-Management, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at North Borneo Railway, responded to this review

Dear LINDA M, Thank you for posting a review on our TripAdvisor page. Glad that you took the opportunity to ride on board the North Borneo Railway's vintage steam engine - one of the only few functional wood-burners left in the world! It brings us...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017

You'll love this if you like seeing the country side. You'll hate it if you cannot live without air conditioning. We stayed at the Pacific Sutera, so there was a free shuttle that took us from the hotel to the railway station for this train...More

1  Thank AyCee76
SHR-Management, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at North Borneo Railway, responded to this review

Dear AyCee76, Thank you for posting a review on our TripAdvisor page. Glad that you took the opportunity to ride onboard the North Borneo Railway's vintage steam engine - one of the only few functional wood-burners left in the world! It brings us great joy...More

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

A very pleasant morning with nice food and good service. The experience is about the train - not the places en-route, which we're pretty average. The train was very well presented and the staff all played their part - wearing uniforms from the Colonial era,...More

1  Thank yeltie
SHR-Management, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at North Borneo Railway, responded to this review

Dear yeltie, Thank you for posting a review on our TripAdvisor page. Glad that you took the opportunity to ride onboard the North Borneo Railway's vintage steam engine - one of the only few functional wood-burners left in the world! It brings us great joy...More

Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We wanted to do something special for a friends 50 th birthday and so booked six tickets for the four hour trip on a steam train. If you love steam trains you won't be disappointed .The staff ensured not only did we enjoy our breakfast...More

2  Thank Jude185
SHR-Management, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at North Borneo Railway, responded to this review

Dear Jude185, Thank you for posting a review on our TripAdvisor page. Glad that you took the opportunity to ride onboard the North Borneo Railway's vintage steam engine - one of the only few functional wood-burners left in the world! It brings us great joy...More

Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I can tell you the food was really good and the staff is great....nothing else honestly and I can't believe this tour has so many good reviews!!More

1  Thank Maurizio979
SHR-Management, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at North Borneo Railway, responded to this review

Dear Maurizio979, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on our TripAdvisor page. We read your experience with deep regret and disappointment. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience you may have encountered during your train ride with us. We're not sure what...More

Reviewed 9 February 2017

I have enjoyed steam train voyages all over the world, and would have loved to travel on this one. I had to stick to platform photos though, because It was just too expensive as a day trip. Shame really.More

2  Thank Luis S
SHR-Management, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at North Borneo Railway, responded to this review

Dear LuisSilveiro, Thank you for posting a review on our TripAdvisor page. Glad that you took the opportunity to ride onboard the North Borneo Railway's vintage steam engine - one of the only few functional wood-burners left in the world! It brings us great joy...More

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robertcarter2017
how should I dress for this tour
17 March 2017|
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Response from SHR-Management | Property representative |
Hi robertcarter2017, There isn't any dress code for the train ride. You may dress casually.
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JoostTom
We will be staying at Tanjung Aru Beach Hotel from 29 March through 02 April. What would be the most economical way to book for Saturday 01 April for 2 people? What is the price per person? Discount for over 65 y. o? Do you pick up from our hotel or how do we get there? Departure times and duration? Thank you for your reply. Joost van Nispen.
7 March 2017|
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Response from David N | Reviewed this property |
Joost van Nispen, The stream train operates on Saturday and Wednesday 0930hrs leaving on time at 1000hrs. Booking? Visit the Tanjung Aru travel shop and book with them , you can charge some excursions too your room, you... More
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RenoCottee
how much is the ticket??lunch is anytime or for lunch time only??
21 January 2017|
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Response from SHR-Management | Property representative |
The steam train runs every Wednesday and Saturday and is priced at: RM345.00Nett per adult /per child (Age above 4 years old ) (Inclusive 10% and 6% GST) Complimentary for children below 3 years old Inclusion: The... More
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