North Borneo Steam Train

Tour Info

Tour Code BT-PCKG-010
Tour Name North Borneo Steam Train
Category Sabah Tour Packages
City/Region Kota Kinabalu
Duration 4 hours tour from 1000hrs – 1300hrs
Min.Pax: 2
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The North Borneo Railway
Finally after a shutdown of more than 4 years, North Borneo Railways is on track to roll again. Some basic facts about the train and NBR operations:

  • Locomotive:
    Vulcan Steam locomotive built in 1896, it is powered by firewood , as a point of interest this is one of the rare few trains in the world that still uses firewood to power it.
  • Coaches:
    5 coaches, each named after a town along the journey, like Papar, Kinarut, Tanjung Aru, Putatan and Kawang Each coach can sit 16 persons and total passenger load we will sell during our run will be 80 passengers per trip. For charter services the passenger load can increase up to 160 passengers. The coaches are all NON aircon, and have fans in them and have a washroom in each coach.
  • Normal Scheduled Runs:
    The train will operate every Wednesday and Saturday, it will depart Tanjung Aru Railway station at 10.00 am to Papar and return to Tanjung aru Railway Station at about 1.45 pm. Along the way the train will do a 45 minute stop at Kinaurt to see the Chinese Temple and a 45 minute stop at Papar.
  • Meals:
    Tiffin Lunch will be served on board the return journey as soon as the Train departs Papar town. A tiffin Lunch is a Colonial style lunch served in a stackable metal container, very commonly used by the Indian community. The menu we have selected for the lunch will have items, such as Satays, Chicken Briyani, Prawns, Vegetables and fruits. Lunch is included in the price of the ticket. Additional beverages such as beers, soft drinks and wines will be sold on board the train during the journey.


Time Itinerary
0915 hrs Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the Tanjung Aru train station.
1000 hrs Board the mid-century British North Borneo Vulcan steam engine train with its colonial-styled carriages. The ride will pass along the coast of the South China Sea. Enjoy scenic view of local villages, rubber plantation, rice fields and mangrove swamps. Along the way, short stop for the Buddhist temple before arriving at Papar town. On your return ride, a typical colonial "Tiffin' styled meal will be served highlighting the exotic blend of colonial and local cuisine.
(Colonial style 'Tiffin' lunch)
1345 hrs Arrive at Tanjung Aru train station and transfer back to your hotel.


Package includes of:

  • Tours & transfer
  • Tour Guide
  • Train fee
  • Lunch


Package excludes of:

  • Airfare
  • Camera/video fee
  • Beverage
  • Tips and items not mentioned in the itinerary

Things To Bring

  • Good walking shoes / sandal
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block
  • Cap / Hat
  • Personal items

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