Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Kota-Kinabalu-Malaysia by Tour Guide David T. (Guide #4371)


Harry Li

United States
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Tour: #110340, Kota Kinabalu City Private Tour, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Sep 8/18

David is an excellent tour guide. He was very prompt, and provided excellent service explaining everything and helping us buy local fruits. I highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. I do hope someday you will come back for more adventure and wildlife that Borneo has a lot to offer. Safe flight home!!!

Jill Stephenson

Australia
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Tour: #50997, Wildlife & Nature - Overland Private Tour, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Aug 11/18

David is a great guide, knowledgeable and hard working. His enthusiasm in showing us parts of Sabah was fantastic. The fact that he is a talented wildlife photographer, and has supplied many wonderful photos of the animals we saw is a bonus. We had a lot of fun, and learnt a lot about the jungle's fauna and flora.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your compliments. It was fun guiding all of you on a Wildlife Borneo Trip. We sweat it out on the jungle walk, boat trips and night walks but all turned out great with the wildlife...just look at those photos!!! You all got me hooked on the GT!!! (Gin & Tonic). Cheers and Terima Kasih again!!!

Maureen Wynne

Australia
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Tour: #33461, Visit Sandakan & Kinabatangan - Wildlife Sightings, Sukau, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jul 5/18

We have just completed a 4 day tour with David T. He is an amazing guide, nothing is any trouble to him. He made sure we were able to see as much as possible in the time we had with him going out of his way to show us the extra bits. He is passionate about his country, the wild life , the jungle which shows in the way he carry's out his tours. Also a very generous man.His photography is superb and his knowledge like an encyclopaedia. Would highly recommend him to any traveller to Borneo. Thank you David

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your compliments. Very glad that you enjoyed this trip with me. Have posted all the photos...enjoy and treasure them. Cheers & "Terima Kasih"!!!

Fazleabbas Daudjee

Canada
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Tour: #110340, Kota Kinabalu City Private Tour, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jan 11/18

David is a very proffesional guide. I would give him a rating of 10 out of 10. Very fluent in English and gave our group an excllent tour of Sabah. Polite and very knowlegeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Daudjee and group for coming on a tour with me here in Sabah, Borneo. Hopefully you will come back for more wildlife and nature tour with me in future. Cheers.

Rohaizan Yunus

Malaysia
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Tour: #36282, Explore Sabah @ Kota Kinabalu City, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jan 3/18

We really had a marvellous and enjoyable trip with Mr David as our guide. No doubt he is a very experienced guide (that's the reason I picked him in the first place). He deserves extra credit from my point of view for his great attitude of 1. Being respectful to the guests and requests. 2. Learn fast his guests characters (thus he predicts our needs before we requested). 3. Being jovial and very informative. 5. Very helpful and understanding. Will definitely book him again next time!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind compliments. It was a pleasure and great time guiding/touring with you, daughter and friend plus Dr. Hajar. Keep in contact. Thank you again for visiting Sabah!!!

Rachel Dare

United Kingdom
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Tour: #34126, Borneo Wildlife Upclose - Private Tour, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Oct 16/17

Great tour shaped to what we wanted to do. David was a great guide & very informative

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for coming on a tour of wildlife with me. It was fun bringing both of you around. Enjoyed it.

James Burnie

United Kingdom
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Tour: #30515, Mahua Waterfall/Kipandi Butterfly Park/Kinabalu Park/Poring Hot Spring Area, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Aug 8/17

Excellent guide with outstanding knowledge of the local wildlife. Always punctual and looked after the group at all times. Arranged extra activities when the weather closed in and showed a keen interest in butterfly photography which was the focus of the trip. We cannot recommend highly enough. Prof James B.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words. It was an interesting butterfly tour especially for photography and this is my first tour of butterfly. Learned a lot about butterflies and their beauty and will continue to do so. Thank you.

Cyril Patmore

Australia
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Tour: #34126, Sandakan Borneo - The Nature City, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jul 12/17

My mum, dad, daughter and I recently completed a two day tour with David. He had repeated correspondence with my dad leading up to our holiday and worked to determine our needs and arrange our tour. I cant speak more highly of David. The package he developed, his info on wildlife, history and places for lunch were outstanding. His communication skills and patience with my elderly parents was excellent. He pointed me in the direction of Anges Keith books which Ipurchased and have found an outstanding read.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Denise, Monique, Mum & Dad, Thank you for coming on a tour with me in Sandakan. Glad to know you all had a great time and enjoyed the tour with me. I appreciated your kind comments and wished you can spread the beauty and all the wonderful scenes and nature wildlife we have here in Sabah, Borneo. Saw that you all are having a great time in Vietnam...and may we meet again, cheers & Terima Kasih (Thank You).

Gill Green

United Kingdom
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Tour: #50997, Sandakan Wildlife & Nature - Overland Private Tour, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jun 21/17

Everything was 5 star and that is why we are going back this year.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your generous comment. You are always welcome here in Sabah, Borneo!!!

Esther-may Everett

Australia
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Tour: #30393, Kinabalu National Park / Poring Hot Spring / Kundasang War Memorial, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: May 28/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Esther & Kade for a wonderful comment and company for the Kinabalu Park trip. Wishing you both a pleasant stay here in Sabah, Borneo...

Greg Morris

South Africa
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Tour: #50997, Sandakan Wildlife & Nature - Overland Private Tour, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Apr 29/17

Spent a fantastic 5 days visiting the jungle. David drove us around safely, was a knowledgeable guide and very patient with the family. We saw great wildlife, many photo opportunities and a few good hikes.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Greg Morris, Thank you for the kind words. I am glad all of you enjoyed that wildlife trip with me and so did I. Send regards to your family. Thank you. Cheers, David

Tom Guard

United Kingdom
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Tour: #33461, Visit Sabah Borneo 2015 - Sandakan Wildlife Sightings, Sukau, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Apr 17/17

Had a fantastic experience with our guide David. Can't praise his knowledge, professionalism and friendliness enough - he even added an extra element to the itinerary knowing that it would be of particular interest to us. His real passion for wildlife and love of guiding really helped make for a truly memorable 3 day tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind compliment. Glad & great to know you all loved the wildlife and nature tour. Thank you again for visiting Sabah, Borneo and spread the words for others who have yet to visit.

Chris Wilkins

Australia
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Tour: #110340, Kota Kinabalu City Private Tour, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Mar 13/17

I can't rate the day we had with David highly enough. His extensive local and wider knowledge combined with his wonderful personality and sense of humour made our tour not only educational but hugely enjoyable as well. Thanks for giving us a great time, David.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind compliments. Your enthusiasm in general made it easy for me to present. Please do come back for a visit and I will show you more of Sabah, Borneo. Then you can gift to you...thank you "Terima Kasih"

Wilfredo Cua

Canada
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Tour: #36282, Kota Kinabalu City Tour, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Dec 18/16

David is very knowledgeable and professional guide. He is also sensitive to the need and requests of the group and flexible to change his itineraries when need arises. I recommend him highly

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments. Salamat Po' (Thank you very much)

Nathan Harwood

Singapore
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Tour: #36048, Sabah Borneo Discovery Holiday Private Tour, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Aug 6/16

Absolutely incredible week with David, we cannot recommend him highly enough. He is great fun, superbly knowledge on Borneo history, passionate about animals/plants and his observant eyes meant we saw so much. Our enquiry was answered very quickly and professionally. He was flexible for our itinerary (even when we wanted to change something last minute). Through our tour he was always available, gave us space alone or sat with us and had all the extras an experienced guide clearly knows are important!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Nathan & Sarah for choosing to be on a tour with me here in Sabah, Borneo. Glad to know that both of you had a great time exploring the wilderness and wildlife & nature. Congrats on your achievement to the top of Mt. Kinabalu!!! Wishing both of you a Happy Marriage in May 2017!!! Thank you and always welcome back here...Cheers David

Nicola Stocker

United Kingdom
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Tour: #36048, Sabah Borneo Discovery Holiday Private Tour, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jul 15/16

Probably the best holiday I have ever had, a mum and her 15 year old son is not the easiest holiday to arrange, but we were both captivated, never bored, always enlightened. We saw so much and had so many incredible experiences we would never have done without David and in a very short period of time. We will be back to find elephants. Thank you!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to be with both of you on a wildlife tour. Both of you are accommodating, pleasant and interested in nature and it was fun guiding and doing the tour. Do come back and visit again. Thank you for visiting Sabah, Borneo...

Elizabeth Heaviside

United Kingdom
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Tour: #30393, Kinabalu National Park / Poring Hot Spring / Kundasang War Memorial, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: May 21/16

Our guide, David, was exactly what we required. He is very experienced, extremely knowledgeable, speaks excellent English and has a really good sense of humour. For us he was the perfect guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for the compliments.

Arlette Peters

Luxembourg
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Tour: #33461, Visit Sabah Borneo 2016 - Sandakan Wildlife Sightseeing, Sukau, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Apr 29/16

We have done a 3 days tour with David, everything was well organised and David was a good reliable guide - especially with all his knowledge. This was our first experience with Tours by locals and we did not regret having booked this private tour. Many thanks David! Arlette and Frank from Luxembourg

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for coming on a trip with me. Yes, the night walk was a bit too much for you and I agreed. Have sent some pictures thru email, let me know if you received.

Andrzej Durkiewicz

Poland
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Tour: #50997, 8 Days Wildlife, Nature & Mabul Island Tour, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: May 1/15

Very professional guide with big knowledge about wildlife etc. We had really interesting itinerary. We saw a lot of animals, interesting places. All our hotels were OK, food was fantastic. I really recommend travelling with David! He is a very nice man.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andrzej, Michel, Magdalena, Robert & Vadek. I am glad that all of you had enjoyed the trip and had so much fun. I will never forget all of you, who loved chillies and spicy food especially Tom-Yam soup!!! Cheers...

Art Segal

United States
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Tour: #57928, Sabah Borneo Native Tribe Tour - Mari Mari Cultural Village, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Mar 19/15

David gave the group of 8 a very good tour of the Cultural Village, with time to see main sites of Kota Kinablu.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Art Segal, It was a pleasure showing you and your group around KK, Sabah, Borneo. Thank you very much. Cheers.

Hanspeter A.

Switzerland
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Tour: #30937, Klias Wetland River Cruise - Mangrove & Nature, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Feb 1/15

Just perfect! The tour fulfilled our expectations completely. David kept every promise, was punctual at all times and has excellent manners. He is an incredibly knowledgeable guide, and his information about nature and wildlife helped us to enjoy the beautiful scenery even more. And we have a strong wish to come back to see more…. Thank you David for wonderful days in Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu. Eveline & Hanspeter

Hanspeter A.

Switzerland
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Tour: #34126, Borneo Wildlife Upclose - Sepilok Orang-Utan Centre & Labuk Bay Proboscis Sanctuary, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jan 31/15

Just perfect! The tour fulfilled our expectations completely. David kept every promise, was punctual at all times and has excellent manners. He is an incredibly knowledgeable guide, and his information about nature and wildlife helped us to enjoy the beautiful scenery even more. And we have a strong wish to come back to see more…. Thank you David for wonderful days in Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu. Eveline & Hanspeter

Jeff Mackay

United Kingdom
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Tour: #34126, Borneo Wildlife Upclose - Sepilok Orang-Utan Centre, Borneon Sun Bear Conservation & Labuk Bay Proboscis Sanctuary, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Dec 3/14

I cant rate David highly enough. David was at the pick up point on time. he fitted in more stops than we had booked as we had a few spare minutes. He made the day extremely informative but giving us all the interesting facts, this man really knows his stuff. Later in the day as we were tiring in the sun he also took that into account. he arranged an exceptional birthday present for my partner that was beyond my dreams. We had the tour of our dreams.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your compliments.

Elizabeth Dare

Australia
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Tour: Sandakan - Nature City Tour, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Date: Jul 16/14

David was an outstanding guide from beginning to end. His itinerary design was thorough and ended up being perfect for my husband, 15 year old son and myself. He was very friendly, considerate and went out of his way to make us feel comfortable. He thought of the little things that make a difference when you're in a new place. David was flexible, knowledgable and intuitive about when to give us space. We loved our holiday and highly recommend David.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and I am glad ALL of you had a great time. I know Taaj did especially when he saw the pool table!!! Best Wishes and Regards to Rob, Elizabeth & Taaj...

Alla Metelitsa

Germany
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Tour: #30937, Klias Wetland River Cruise / Firefly Sightings, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jul 11/14

Enjoyable trip on the river, lots of wildlife, beautiful fireflies, tasty food, knowledgable and helpful guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. Had a great time with both of you on the tour. Do visit Sabah again, there's so much more to explore. Wishing you both a great time in your holidays. Cheers.

Jonathan Hooton

United Kingdom
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Tour: 2d1n Tour - Overnight at Kinabalu Park, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Date: Apr 17/14

The tour was fantastic, informative and awe inspiring. The fact that the tour was completely personalised justified the cost and left us with a lot of experiences which we will never forget. Also, our 10-year old son loved every minute of it. Our guide Gerald was a mine of information and a pleasure to be guided by. We very strongly recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and I am glad that you and your family had a great time. Do come back for a visit or you can recommend your friends who are interest in a tour with me here in Sabah, Borneo.

Monika Wright

Canada
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Tour: #36048, Discovery Sabah Borneo Holiday, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jan 24/14

David provided an extremely interesting and well paced tour, showing us everything possible in our short one week stay in Borneo. He looked after us from morning until night, while giving us plenty of time on our own as well. Pretty much a perfect tour! Thanks so much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Monika & Jacqueline, Thank you for such great comments. It was wonderful having both of you on tour to Sandakan. You guys made the long overland drive seems short with all the chatting and laughter. You guys brought the sun out and the beautiful weather. Cheers to you all and wishing both a great and safe holiday!!! Loved all your arts....

Norlida Mohd kharudin

Malaysia
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Tour: Kinabalu Park Adventure Trekking, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Date: Dec 15/13

David and Jarrod are very friendly and knowledgeable. We did everything that we had planned to do yet, we didn't feel rushed. It felt like we were traveling at our own leisure. The mountain hiking was truly amazing (despite our low fitness level) and they are very encouraging and continued to motivate us and we felt completely safe. Excellent vacation and tour guides! We will definitely recommend them to others and book them again for our climb to the peak of Mount Kinabalu. Five stars all the way! Lida

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments. It was a pleasure guiding all of you for the mountain hike. It was tons of fun, laughter and great to know everyone - especially your sister. Safety and fun are my priority and standard. Glad to know that you felt safe and satisfied with the hiking. Gerald and I, would like to thank each of you and hope you all come back to visit us and Sabah in the future. Gear up for the Mount Kinabalu challenge trip!!!

Joseph Lessman

United States
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Tour: #57928, Mari Mari Cultural Village, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Nov 1/13

This was a Wonderful tour. David was on time, very knowledgeable, friendly and well spoken 5 stars.

Norman Johnson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #34126, Borneo Wildlife Upclose - Sepilok Orang-Utan Centre & Labuk Bay Proboscis Sanctuary, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Aug 7/13

Our family party of five were both excited and apprehensive about the day but any concerns we had soon dissapeared after meeting David. He has mastered the art of being relaxed and freindly whilst retaining a proffessional manner. His knowledge of the area whilst in transit and at each venue was both informative and enlightening. Whilst we had a schedule for the day David was quite prepaired to consider possible changes. We would use his services again and can thoroughly recommend him without hesitation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for a wonderful feedback. It was a pleasure to have met all of your family for the tour and I had a great time doing guiding for all. The coconuts by Adam (from the sanctuary) was a refreshing and generous gift from him!!! I am glad that all of you had a wonderful experience with the wildlife....thank you again....

Kaye Pickard

Australia
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Tour: Sandakan - The Nature City Tour, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Date: May 16/13

David was well organised and his incredible knowledge of the local area and ability to converse in our language was unparalleled in our experience. He could talk on any subject what so ever and he he was always willing to put in extra to ensure our holiday was a fantastic experience. Congratulations

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your compliment. It was great to know that both Barry and yourself enjoyed the Sandakan tour with me. I was in the best company as well, especially all the conversation and chats during our free time. I do wish you both of you the best and wonderful travel in your next adventure/outing!!! Any friend of yours wanting the same, please send them my way. Cheers and Good-day mate!!!

Ellen Walker

United Kingdom
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Tour: #34126, Borneo Wildlife Upclose - Sepilok Orang-Utan Centre & Labuk Bay Proboscis Sanctuary, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Apr 4/13

This was a fantastic tour, probably the best we have ever been on. David was very friendly and had a very good knowledge of Borneo and it's wildlife. The itinerary was very well planned and we were able to see all of the animals in very close proximity. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Borneo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice comment and was glad that you and Mark enjoyed the Sandakan Wildlife tour with me. Yes, the wildlife was very close in proximity especially that particular Orang-Utan, who strolled along side in Sepilok and the Silver-Leaf Monkeys and their babies. I hope you and Mark had enjoyed your honeymoon holiday in Sabah, Borneo (Sandakan, Kota Kinabalu and Gaya Island). Happy Honey-Moon and Congratulation!!! Do come back and visit again!!!

Alstarle Pacres

Philippines
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Tour: Mari Mari Cultural Village, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Date: Nov 25/12

My boyfriend and I visited KK in November 2012. From the time we booked the tour, David had been very solicitous--he ensured that we got all our tour details through email and by leaving a message at our hotel. We appreciated this very much since we didn't have any acquaintances in KK. On the day of the tour itself, David was very prompt and was very good company. He shared a lot of information about KK's culture and sights, and seemed to thoroughly enjoy helping us learn more about Sabah. Hats off!

David Passmore

Canada
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Tour: KK & Sandakan - 8days7nights Wildlife & Nature city tour, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Date: Oct 30/12

In short, David was fantastic. His knowledge of the country was superb and his English language skills are excellent. He was flexible according to our needs and preferences, and always went the extra mile. His choice of hotels was very satisfactory, his vehicle was immaculate, and he has the respect of the other guides we met, and the people at the places we visited. I would not hesitate to recommend David to any of my friends or family, and would love to have him as my tour guide again!

Yvonne Ting

Malaysia
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Tour: Kota Kinabalu Sightseeing, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Date: Aug 11/12

It's really pleasant to have David as our tour guide. Eventho we only had 2 days with him, we're really satisfied with david's quick response in emails and plans. His friendly and patient manner made us feel enjoyable throughout the journey. My friends from China learned a lot about the cultures and histories of Sabah. We witnessed the beauty of the nature and we hope to try some adventure next time. Thanks David for sharing informations with us and we shall see u soon in the future!:) Chingy,Yuan,Yvonne

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback and response. It was my pleasure and had a great time showing you and your friends around Kota Kinabalu. I am glad that all of you had a great time and learned a lot from the tour. Even though it was a short 2 days tour, we shared tonnes of information and hopefully you can be back to KK for another visit. "Terima Kasih" to you all and hoping to see all of you soon. Cheers.