Pulau Layang Transportation Tips by Quero

Pulau Layang Transportation: 4 reviews and 7 photos

Get a window seat on the right side - Pulau Layang

Get a window seat on the right side

An Antonov with a Russian crew (2003 style)

Layang Layang is truly a remote place. It would take about 8 hours by speedboat (and you'd hope you didn't run out of fuel) as well as a powerful GPS to travel by sea from Kota Kinabalu on the coast of Sabah, Borneo.

Instead, divers fly in on a small two-prop plane chartered by the resort. Everything comes in on the plane--breakfast, lunch, and dinner fixings, cement and wood for repairs, and of course divers. The flight takes about an hour. When I visited, flights were available once every-other day.

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Type: Airplane

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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Nope, it's not a simulator! - Pulau Layang

Nope, it's not a simulator!

No frills air travel (2004 style)

This year the Layang-Layang plane is even smaller than the one last year! It seats only ten, and the cargo is all piled up in the rear of the cabin. Perhaps needless to say, there is no flight attendant, no safety briefing, no snacks, the seats don't recline, there isn't a toilet, and conversation is impossible due to the noise of the propeller engines. Bring some earplugs if you think the constant drone will bother you.

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Type: Airplane

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 13, 2004
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