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Beaufort with Local Train Ride

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Overview

Travel by local train to the historical town of Beaufort, a short distance from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Learn all about the significance of the town in WWII, take in local sights by walking and indulge in a delicious lunch with sea views. 

Itinerary

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Beaufort with Local Train Ride
- Full Day
At 06:45, after breakfast, depart early this morning to Tanjung Aru Train Station to catch the scheduled train departure at 07:39. Arrive at Beaufort at around 09:40. 

Experience nature along the way with no traffic disturbance. It takes about 2 hours or more as the train stops at every station such as Putatan, Kinarut and Papar before arriving at Beaufort. Beaufort was named after former British Governor Leicester Paul Beaufort, during World War II, it was the site of a battle between Japanese and Australian forces in late June 1945 

Upon arrival, take a walk around the town admiring the shophouses as they retain their original facades before visiting the open-air market locally known as ‘tamu’. Local produce such as fresh fruits and vegetables are sold here. Then, make a quick stop by at Starcevich Monument which was dedicated to Tom Starcevich from the 9th Division Army of Australia during the reconquest of the town by Allied forces on 28th June 1945.

After the tour, drive to Kuala Penyu and transfer to Earth Park Resort, facing the beachfront in Kuala Penyu, Earth Park, a Vegan Eco Resort is managed by a German family. The property features a restaurant and a garden facing a wonderful stretch of white sandy beach by the blue ocean. 

Tuck-in to a local lunch, relax on the beach or take a swim in the waters at leisure. Around 15:00 head back to Kota Kinabalu and drop off to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. 

Distances and journey time:
Hotel to Tg Aru Train Station (6.7km): Approx 20mins
Tg Aru to Beaufort by Train (92.6km): Approx 1hrs
Beaufort to Kuala Penyu (44.4km): Approx 45min

 

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Important Information


Our services include:
– Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner) (Food only unless differently quoted and stated)
– Private transportation with driver in A/C vehicle
– English speaking guide (surcharge for other languages applies)
– Entrance fees and activities where mentioned
– Drinking water during the tour
Our services do not include:
– Accommodation
– Other meals not mentioned
– Services not mentioned
– Drinks, mini bar, and personal expenses
– Travel insurance
– Tips
– Tourism tax

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