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KK for 5 weeks

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KK for 5 weeks

Hello all,

We're 2 students going on our elective to KK for 5 weeks beginning the 2nd week of March and would appreciate ALL advice on things like;

- places to stay [renting an apartment near Hosp Likas for that period?]

- getting around [should we rent a car?]

- cheapest way to climb the mountain or wat a reasonable price is

- find a scuba school for an open water license

- and most importantly, waht we can do so that we're not bored out of our heads in our free time..when and if we have any! [weekends and evenings]

THank you!!

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1. Re: KK for 5 weeks

Others that have been here for their elective have stayed in Api-Api Centre, which is in the middle of town ( it's easy to take a bus to the hospital)there are service apt closer to the hospital, but it will require you to take bus or taxi to town in the evenings. A studio apt will run you around RM 1000-1200 per month

You can climb the mountain for less than RM 300 if you do all the arrangements yourself. Remember to bring proper shoes and warm and waterproof clothes.

There are a number of Dive Schools in town, prices range from RM 550 - 1300

What can you do?? What is your interests; you can obviously go to the pub every night, you can learn to white water kayak,take classes and learn the local language, or learn a bit of chinese. you can go camping, cinema, beach BBQ's, it all depends on what you wanna do.