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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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US$149.00*
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Half-Day North Borneo Railway Train Ride
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US$159.00*
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Half-Day North Borneo Steam Engine Train from Kota Kinabalu
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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 week ago via mobile

The railway was a nice relaxing day out. The food and service were fantastic as we made our way out of Kota Kinabalu. Trains also have nice toilets in each carriage. There are a couple of stops on route with a lovely Chinese temple and...More

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

Dear Bolansan, 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the train ride. It was a great way to see some parts of Borneo and I thought the service/food was excellentMore

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

Dear Shae I, 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 3 weeks ago

Had a great day out on a steam train built in 1954, timber fuelled. Well organised, great staff and atmosphere, local breakfast served once onboard, then Tiffin Lunch served on the return, both local foods and delicious. Well worth the cost.More

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

Dear karen a, 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 3 weeks ago

We booked this trip many months in advance as it has such limited availability only running twice a week and having 80 places each time. It is great fun being met by pith helmeted porters and shown to your seats with dignity. The food was...More

2  Thank donnison44
SHR-Management, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at North Borneo Railway, responded to this review

Dear donnison44, 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 April 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful day out on the train with out 2 small children. It is well run and the food and service onboard is very good. The timings they publish are more of a guide so I wouldn't plan on any afternoon activities just...More

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

Dear HKG-OGG, 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 19 April 2017

My husband and I took a trip on the North Borneo Railway on our recent visit to Sabah. From arrival at the ticket office and receiving our "passport" till the time we disembarked, we had a marvellous time. We loved the whole experience and the...More

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

Dear TracyandNeil, 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 16 April 2017

We took this trip to go back in time, and whilst enjoyable the cost was a little high, and just an average outing. Stopping places provided little to see and enjoy, so overall rather a disappointment.More

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

Dear Ken W, 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...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017

By luck we booked on the old steam train trip. What a great day. Waited at the local station around 9.30 to be meet by a wonderful old steam train, its origanal carraiges and crew. The trip out takes 3 hours, you are served breakfast...More

4  Thank pgrobinson_10
SHR-Management, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at North Borneo Railway, responded to this review

Dear pgrobinson_10, 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 7 April 2017

A very enjoyable and comfortable train journey which takes around 4 hours for round trip. We did have some minor delays with signal/traffic issues but sufferable and nothing major. The decor and seating on the train was great and provided meals were of reasonable quality...More

Thank Traveller839
SHR-Management, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at North Borneo Railway, responded to this review

Dear Traveller839, 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 3 April 2017

What an amazing day out, the train was beautiful and the food served just as nice. The staff are decked out in their finery and it feels like you have stepped back in time. Passing through the villages with children waving, exploring when the train...More

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

Dear Irisheyesaresmilin, 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.
8 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??
22 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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