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How safe is the water in Kota Kinabalu, is it as bad as Bali

Hi there,

I am going to Kota Kinabalu in about a week, I just wanted to know how safe the water is - I know in places like Bali, you can get Bali belly. Is it like that in Kota Kinabalu?

Thanks :)

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1. Re: How safe is the water in Kota Kinabalu, is it as bad as Bali

The water in Kota Kinabalu is nowhere near as bad as Bali.

There has been a recent tread on just this topic.

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g298307-i9429-k660…

I have bee n to Bali and I would not eat salads as they may have been washed in the water, did not use the water to clean my teeth and was reluctant ant to drink coffee/tea away from hotels. I would not even consider drinking tap water.

The water in KK is very different, in major cities it is fine but I would advise drinking bottled water. For everything else it is OK.

KK and surrounds is a very different environment to Bali. .

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2. Re: How safe is the water in Kota Kinabalu, is it as bad as Bali

Hi,

I am with bigw,water in KK is OK. No where near Bali's.

As a local, many of us drink tap water after boiling,though i do not recommend for foreigners to do it though,as many have different stomach. So i would too suggest buying bottled watet for drinking.

Hope it helps!

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3. Re: How safe is the water in Kota Kinabalu, is it as bad as Bali

Hi,

I am with bigw,water in KK is OK. No where near Bali's.

As a local, many of us drink tap water after boiling,though i do not recommend for foreigners to do it though,as many have different stomach. So i would too suggest buying bottled watet for drinking.

Hope it helps!

Perth, Australia
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4. Re: How safe is the water in Kota Kinabalu, is it as bad as Bali

Thanks to both of you - looking forward to my trip :)

5. Re: How safe is the water in Kota Kinabalu, is it as bad as Bali

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