Needed to experience some tourist stuff so arranged to take this trip again and loved every minute. This is very quaint if you are into this type of stuff. I had a great time with my partner as you did not really know what to expect as you travelled trough each of the four stations to the turn around point. Pretty expensive at close to $100 AU pp. for a half day but that includes pick up and drop back to your hotel.
The Asian interpretation of western entertainment is always just off beam and the music played reflected that. We were able to get into some good conversations with fellow travellers about other destinations of interest as well.
The trip is a leisurely 40 km trip down the line. You get a passport which is stamped as you pass through each station stopping a couple along the way. Tanjung Aru, Putatan (Stop), Kinarut, Kawang and finally Papar where you alight. At the end you have time for an hours forage in this really old colonial town. We scoured the streets. Just a normal suburb at the end of the day albeit run down.
Back to the training and lunch is served in Tiffins. It is surprising tasty with Asian food and fruit with a warm can of soft drink. Trinket souvenirs are sold on the train. Then straight back to base from there. Good experience. Would not repeat it but you need to go once for a look. Great for kids to keep them interested. Recommended.
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