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


Richard Bremer

United States
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Tour: #57928, Sabah Borneo Native Tribe Private Tour - Mari Mari Cultural Village, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jan 9/20

David was very organized and extremely knowledgeable. He can customize any tour to fit your needs. He was great!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Richard & Everyone Else for your visit and always welcome back for another adventurous wildlife trip....cheers

Andrew Mills

United States
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Tour: #110340, Kota Kinabalu City Private Tour, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Dec 30/19

Absolutely at the top of the list of great tour guides I've had. If you read superlatives from others about this guide, believe them! I highly recommend.

Emilia Järvinen

Finland
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Tour: Sea Bajau Photography 5D4N@Semporna, Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia
Date: Oct 7/19

What a great guide! David made sure everything was smooth and amazing and the information and knowledge he has is inspiring. We spent these days with his enjoyable company and had a best trip ever. Thank you David!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Emilia Jarvinen (Arman & Altoo) for visiting and capturing the beauty of Sabah Borneo & its people. I had a great time too with you all. Do send me the video clip once its dine with post-production, want to keep it for wonderful memory of the trip!!! Thank you.

Lai Ha Regina Tam

Hong Kong
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Tour: #50997, Sandakan/Kinabatangan - 5D4N Wildlife & Nature Tour, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Aug 15/19

We are lucky to have David as our guide who is very professional in searching and spotting different kinds of animals to us during our river cruise along the Kinabatangan River and jungle walk. He has sharp eyes and is very knowledgeable about all kinds of animals especially birds in Borneo. We love eating yummy food and he can always take us to eat different kinds of delicious food at Sandakan. Although he dislikes durian and never eats it, he still can choose the good taste but cheap one to us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for visiting Sabah Borneo and having me as your tour guide. Do come back next time and yes, do recommend your friends for a trip here...thank you again.

Lewis Boodt

United Kingdom
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Tour: #33461, Visit Sabah Borneo - Sandakan Wildlife Sightings, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jul 24/19

Hard to describe how brilliant David is, not only an amazing guide but also a great person to spend time with. He made our time in Borneo truly unforgettable, and his huge amount of effort to give us the best experience possible, we will be forever be grateful for. David's knowledge of wildlife and Sabah's history left us with no question unanswered, and his love for Birds especially has certainly rubbed off on me. Overall David was amazing and we cannot recommend him enough.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for visiting Sabah Borneo. Glad Emma & yourself loved your honeymoon holidays here!!! Cheers...

Bart Scanlan

Australia
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Tour: #30393, Kinabalu National Park / Poring Hot Spring / Kundasang War Memorial, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Jul 5/19

Fantastic day and tour. David extremely knowledgeable. Also admire his passion for wildlife. Highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bart & wishing you a great time at Kinabatangan river...

Sally K.

Australia
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Tour: #110340, Sabah Art Gallery, State Museum and Imago Shopping, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: May 23/19

David responded very quickly to our queries and customised our tour for us. It was everything we'd asked for. His knowledge and non intrusive approach to sharing information was great. We greatly enjoyed our tour and learning about KK.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind compliments. Wishing you a great time here in Sabah Borneo.

Stefan Brodbeck

Nunningen, Switzerland
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Tour: Wildlife & Nature of Sabah Borneo (Private Tour), Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Date: Apr 25/19

The time with David was beautiful! He is a great person and a great guide! He knows everything about nature and wildlife and fulfills all our wishes. If we come to Borneo again, then surely only with David! Thank you for everything!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Danke! Stefan & Mireille...I am glad you both had a great time seeing and experiencing the wildlife with me here in Sabah Borneo. The moment we saw the elephants, wild buffalos (Banteng) and the closeup encounter with the wild orang-utan...these are remarkable memories for you to cherish and I know you will...thank you and may we cross path again in the future!!!

Shelley Jaffe

Canada
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Tour: #110340, Kota Kinabalu City Private Tour, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia    view tour
Date: Dec 10/18

David was professional, caring and educated. The bad weather did not stop him from giving us a great tour.

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: Mahua Waterfall/Kipandi Butterfly Park/Kinabalu Park/Poring Hot Spring Area, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
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: Sabah Borneo Discovery Holiday Private Tour, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
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: Sabah Borneo Discovery Holiday Private Tour, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
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