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* My Sabah 2010 section 7 pages.

Map 2010 trip - our route shown in red
- "I'd like to meet up with locals & CSers at meetups like activities, hikes or Mafia games. And chat about travel I am particularly interested to help people out with festivals etc. I have worked as Engineer/Teacher/Internet/Farming and festivals and many strange jobs"

(Before this see the - 785 Taiwan
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pc787 Some WWOOFing tips
- pc788 Walking Around KK

- NEXT : Need to do some planning not done

Drinking Tapei in 2010 ..fermented rice
My Opinions : Why Sabah

UK is too sunless & boring

Local language you already know mostly phonetic spelling
mayo gu-an-je= no problem
Chao Fan- fried rice, myan- noodles

80% seem to speak bit of English
- Chinese_phrasebook

Ni-ho-ma - Hello
shia shia - Thanks -
Ching Wen - Excuse me
Dao bui chi - sorry
Good Morn/afternoon -

What is your name? -
Wasa Stewart - My name is Stew
Yes - Day
(actually you are saying Have ..as word yes doesnt exist) No -
examples :
cha - (sha) tea
largo = square
asucar = sugar

Numbers
1- yi 2- R

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100 = cem
1000 = mil
half = metade


quarto - room
com licenca = excuse me let me pass
- GOOGLE Translate Portuguese

Malay - c=h
cekup Melayu
Terima Kasih = thankyou
bumiputra

Top Links
- main newsblog : Use Twitter but beware gossip exagerration
Good Weather page

Safety
- FCO Warnings for Malaysia Sabah : "The kidnapping threat is highest in the area between the towns of Sandakan and mTawau due to its proximity to the Sulu archipelago in the southern Philippines. There are recent indications that extremists may be in the advanced stages of planning to kidnap foreigners from locations in this vicinity." Malaria isnt a big risk except in remote villages.

* Accommodation not in guidebook

- check the WWOOF places
Also worth checking http://www.hostelworld.com or http://www.hostelz.com

Rationalist Connections - nothing just Web meetup

- rationalist : none
- Science - Cafe Scientifique not found
- skeptic - NOTHING
- freethinkers - NOTHING
- secularist -
- Humanist - NOTHING
- brights - NOTHING

Other Sources of Info : Libraries, newspapers etc
English libraries - in a corner of the big public libraries

- Sabah DailyExpress, Sabah Times, Borneo Post

Mo Tu Wed Thu Fri 5 Sat Sun 7

HOT LINKS : Some useful stuff

TOURISM

DIRECTORIES
- main newsblog

Couch Surfing Forums (sometimes hidden on FB)
- Complainers are moving to bewelcome.org only 1 member or forums are active
- South East Asia Forum
- searched on Sabah, Borneo, KK but no active forum found, need to check Labuan since it is next door (no CS)
- need to use Local Discussion button instead
- Labuan not active
- Around 2010 a redesign screwed up the CS website, so check, but no FB Group Couch Surfing
- Hitchwiki Nothing found or from couchwiki.org Nothing found
- wikivoyage KK extensive info.. Labuan
- LP Sabah .. KK .. Sabah LP Forum thorntree thorntree Forum

EVENTS
Always there is the Opening of a new shopping mall or something
Sabahtourism.com Events OK
Sabahtourism.com FB
Another whole Borneo list bombasticborneo.com
The Sabah Society
sometimes events at Biru Biru cafe
Facebook local events : explore, nearby
- Check Newspapers : Borneo Post on frontpage tab but not comprehensive
- newsabahtimes.com

Events Calender
- 1st Tuesdays : WebcampKK Local TED presentations by MindValleyFlex
- GreenLeaf local theatre group

Annual Events
- May 28 Free entry for Museum anniversary

- 25 April Saturday there are 2 events In Sandakan 1. ANZAC Day 100th anniversary of Australia's/NZ's most important battle at Dawn @Sandakan memorial Park

- Around 17-18 July is public holiday for Hari Raya end of Ramadam
- 24-25 July Jazz Festival North Borneo Jungle Music Festival around 25 April

Best list ?? Where are the interesting events ?? I can't find much by searching in English .
- see meetup.com

Clubs

Want to practice English ?
check groups for Cultural and languages exchange meeting ( CLEM ) checked on Google and FB NONE active
but there is always similar on - Babel's meetups are NOT language lessons, we just meet, talk and have fun together while making new friends. - no group find

- Expat Forums
- alloexpat.com Sabah/Sarawak not very active
- forum.expatsinkk.com an expat forum but little used
- Anglo info nothing found
- expatexchange.com nothing
- britishexpats.com nothing found for Sabah
- expatfocus.com not active

Too many Asia TA & VT to keep track - TA Madeira_Islands loads of posts
TA Madeira Forum the busiest forum
- TA Funchal travel guide is hidden away (not on the main Funchal page)
Useful cos already answers most of peoples questions that they post in the forum...can't edit from Internet Explorer
TA FUNCHAL Forum

- VT Madeira island ..some under province also
VT Madeira island Forum quite active
- VT Funchal Guide
VT Funchal Forum on VT (renamed TRAVEL ANSWERS)

JOBS
Hi, English guy hanging out , looking for live-in job.
Engineer & internet expert, but with wide variety of experience from farmwork to festivals, taught English in 7 countries.Super flexible Not afraid of work or dirt, ..but not all artistic... and I don't work for mafia.
- justlanded.com not much some beware only top of page is jobs rest is ads and most are people looking for work

- employment Agencies list not found

Gov employment Offices ??

Volunteer Jobs checked
- workaway

- WWOOF.org is an alternative to staying at a hostel You pay by working half the day on the organic farm.
- From Helpx.net

VOLUNTEER check vfp.org- but UK site has better search to filter out younger age projects

KK Kota Kinabalu Town
Some guide sites
- One page mysabah had a great list of destinations I cant find it
- Meitzeu guide website
- Sabahguide.com 60 things in KK
- page about Desa
- CrackoArtlocal art group I think they have a gallery off Gaya St around the corner from RHB bank
- KK second hand shop
m1-32,1st floor,Citymall

In Likas : Sabah Indoor Climbing Centre, Likas Sports Complex KK
Hours Mon - Fri: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Kinarut Beach Hostel : isn';t a hostel anymore : used to have dorms ..not now ..triples are 90

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