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Singapore to Johor Bahru Airport to Tawau Airport

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Singapore > Johor Bahru Airport > Tawau Airport

Why would anyone from Singapore picks Senai airport service ? Well, Singapore Changi airport is located at East side of Singapore. It is quite far away for those living at north side and west side of Singapore. Senai airport provides alternative to your air travel experience.

From Singapore's Kranji MRT station, hop into one of the bus to Johor Bahru CIQ (custom immigration and quarantine). There are two options, 170x or The yellow causeway link bus. 

Ezlink Card or Nets can be used on 170x,
Yellow causeway Link bus accepts Malaysia Ringgit.

CW1 kranji MRT to Johor
Present your ticket to Singapore bus staff and Malaysia bus staff when required

In order to avoid confusion, you are required to have the bus ticket with you all the time until you reach your destination such as Larkin terminal or Johor Bahru City Centre. Passenger will be alighted at woodland checkpoint. Passport are required at this point by Singapore authority.

Causeway link Bridge

Causeway link bridge is one of the iconic architecture. Besides, the breeze wind and the sunset are not to be missed. Hope you have a enjoyable journey !

JBCC to Senai airport ticket RM8
Senai airport bus from JBCC

After have your passport checked by Malaysia authorities, there are two bus stations. Before the Starbucks, there is a bus kiosk where you can buy Causeway Link bus to Senai airport. The ticket is RM8.

Grab from JBCIQ to Senai airport
Grab price RM35

Grab is no cheaper than the bus. But, you may opt for grab with your companion. As if you are travelling alone, you would choose the cheapest option.

Senai airport is one of the close proximity to Changi airport. Fret not, low cost Malaysia airline Airasia kiosks are available should you need any assistance on flight check-in and most importantly to print out your travel itinerary with Airasia.

Johor Bahru to Tawau with Airasia flight RM223

Bought a flight ticket at last few days will cost you a fortune. You could have the flight ticket lesser than RM200. The flight from Johor Bahru to Tawau is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Tawau is known for its cheap seafood. If you are a fan of seafood, join thousands of travelers around the world hunting for the delicious, fresh and economical seafood. Besides, you could get to Semporna from Tawau airport. At this place, you get to do scuba diving and have a seafood feast.

Airasia KUL to TWU Review

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Airasia Flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 to Tawau Airport is approximately 2 Hours and 50 minutes

Distance between Malaysia and Tawau is by estimation 1800 kilometers according to Many would like to find the answer to the price of one way ticket from Airasia.

At the global oil price tumbling down to as low as below $50, one way trip from KLIA2 to TWU costs me RM210 per trip. The total price for a return trip is paid at RM422.24

Author would really like to know when global oil price will ever increase to $100, the price for return trip from KLIA2 to TWU will it still remain the same or double? But, it seem like no human truly has the ability to foresee the future.

Besides, Airasia is really the best Malaysian can choose to fly with on the domestic flights due to its cheaper price. I would continue using Airasia flying on domestic flight. Those who are affluent are more likely to choose MAS.

Well, In the process of restructuring, MAS realized it important to lower down their pricing which sometimes when you are comparing price between MAS and Airasia, you would actually see a competitive price offering by both airlines. MAS was never late to change it is now 2016. But, for decades, Airasia brand is deeply rooted in Malaysia mind

Airasia's slogan "Now, everyone can fly" is implying now, Malaysian can fly without burn a hole in the pocket.

In addition, Airasia Big points is definitely one of the best feature. I have 188 points after completed a return trip from KUL to TWU costing me RM422.24. It pretty intriguing that from my point of calculation, I will need to take lots of KUL to TWU in order to redeem Kuala Lumpur to Gold Coast which cost 30,000 points. Anyways, I was not planning to go Australia Gold coast at this moment.

There was a small matter encountered during boarding the plane, why would an immigration counter approval is required for me to travel from East Malaysia to West Malaysia ? Yes, you have to show some ID in order to pass the gate even under domestic flight

It was an overwhelming experience exploring Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 for the first time in my life as a Malaysian. Lots of eateries and most importantly spotted 3 Starbucks at different corner throughout KLIA2.

There are few options going to KLIA2. I pick KLIA express out of Grabcar and bus to go there. It cost RM55 per trip from KL Sentral. Probably it will be my last time riding KLIA express because I found out there was a bus station at KL Sentral though KLIA express is much safer and swifter.

Airasia check in machine

Let say you forget to check in through website, there are dozens of helpful check-in machines for your convenience. As if you have check-in through website, there is no need for you to use the check-in machine service and should proceed to document check counter for boarding pass. (It was a free to ask the counter for boarding pass)

Airasia KLIA 2 weight detector

Airasia has been a very friendly airline towards the baggage section. This bag definitely fit the requirement as a hand carry. I have seen someone with much larger bag still qualify as hand carry.

Before boarding the plane to Tawau, "Quizinn" a really cute name that sound like "Cuisine" is a big food court with multiple eateries section. People has spoken many times, eating at airport is definitely gonna be costly. However, the foods are really tempting.

Quizinn-Airasia-KLIA2-food court

 After a moment of silence, Airasia on-board foods are way more cheaper than eating at Quizinn. Although it is a small portion and really not that comfortable eating on-board with Airasia, it still relevant to buy on-board foods while flying with Airasia.

Another good thing about Airasia, the cabin crew were not really checking on your designated seats unless customer bought hot seats. Airasia cabin crews advised to sit upright when taking off and refrain from using mobile phone while take off and landing but on unoccupied seats, you are allowed to take if passenger deemed necessary.

The controversy news shocked many of us about Auntie Anne's Pretzel food name tag. It seem like religious department failed to secure a victory to change Auntie Anne's Pretzel food name tag from "dog" to "sausage".  I have many Muslim friends and most of them referred it as "sausage" rather than calling it "hot dog"

Bus to KL Sentral from KLIA2

KLIA 2 offers great and convenience facilities. There are taxi and bus Booths selling ticket to passengers.


One way bus trip to KL Sentral from KLIA 2 currently priced at RM12.00. It used to be RM10.00 in the old days. KL Sentral is central transportation hub at Kuala Lumpur city.

It has been a pleasant flight with Airasia though there were slight delay on schedule. I will choose Airasia in my next voyage.

Bus Express From Tawau to Kota Kinabalu

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8 Hours trip from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu with long-haul bus express

Mount Kinabalu

8 Hours trip and half hour rest at check point that pretty much painted the whole picture. I have ride bus express less than 20 times. It was not as fun as taking air flight. Sometimes, one could get headache or feeling of vomiting. Well, it depends on one physical condition not everyone get that kind of sick at least the driver did not show the symptom. They would argue that those passengers in the first and middle enjoys the ride while at the back seated passengers it was not that enjoyable.

Tung ma ticket


Tung Ma is one of my favorite long-haul transportation company. They still charging RM50 in the year of 2014 . I guess the rising of oil price RM0.20 did not affect the pricing. You would notice an increase of price when on the festive season such as Hari Raya and Chinese New Year. The price could go up as much as RM70 per person.

Tawau Bus Terminal

This is Tawau terminal located at Sabindo Plaza nearby Tawau library. Tung ma express take off time fixed at 7AM. Time arrival will be varies depends on condition of traffic between 4.30PM - 5.30PM.  

Bus Express Tung Ma

Tung Ma Express arrived at checkpoint destination. 

Sri sentosa simpang tiga Sabah

Checkpoint for Tung Ma bus express at a road junction leads to Sandakan, Kota Kinabalu and Tawau. 

Inanam Terminal

Arriving the last checkpoint which is Inanam Terminal. You are considered arrived at Kota Kinabalu. There are bench where you can rest. What's more, there are Indian, Chinese and Malay restaurants nearby. Besides, there are information counter, toilet, police station, hotel and bus ticket booths where you can buy another bus ticket for later day. 

Inanam Terminal Taxi

Negotiate well with the taxi driver it usually needed RM20-RM30 or approximately $7-10 USD for a trip to the town hotels or anything. 

Itinerary Bus express From Tawau to Kota Kinabalu

  1. 7.00AM from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu
  2. 7.30AM reached Balong
  3. 9.30AM reached Lahad Datu/Sri Perdana
  4. 11.00AM reached Kota Kinabatangan
  5. 2.30PM reached Luanti baru
  6. 2.50PM reached Pekan Ranau
  7. 3.15PM reached Kundasang
  8. 3.20PM reached Kinabalu Park
  9. 4.15PM reached Pekan Tamparuli
  10. 4.45PM reached Terminal Inanam Kota Kinabalu

Eating Dinner at Taste Two Restaurant Tawau

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Choose to dine inside with air-conditioning or outside with cold breeze

Taste Two Restaurant & Bar Tawau

Sitting outside is awesome choice enjoying the natural air and dim-light surrounding. Another advantage will be after you have finish dinner, take out lighter and light up the cigarette which is quite convenience. Whereas, sitting inside enable patrons enjoying air-condition and bright light surrounding.

Taste Two restaurant is one of the best hangout places. In weekend, a rare event of people waiting for vacant table does occur sometimes because there is a higher chance every tables are occupied. No one is seem leaving it table couple with the attraction of free Wi-Fi.

Around the area where Taste Two situated, there were not much restaurants could compete with Taste Two due to it strategic place. It easily spotted and placed at corner side. Everyone know that business opened at corner usually getting lot of attentions. If you cant find it you need to ask the driver go to the one-and-only Giant Tawau, Taste Two is just nearby there.

Taste Two Restaurant & Bar Tawau

24味 or Taste Two Restaurant & Bar is rather confuse whether it is a non-halal or halal restaurant there were alcoholic drinks in the menu but it seem like they do not serve pork. If you are Muslim I guess you are welcomed as nothing will happen to you if you avoid ordering alcoholic drinks. You can always order hot coffee or Taste Two signature coffee.

The price of each food is above average expecting something above the kopitiam price. It typical fancy and service-orientated concept restaurant.

Taste Two Restaurant Tawau-Black Bean sauce Chicken
Black Bean Sauce Chicken

It fish with black bean sauce mixed with carrot and tomato.

I have witnessed myself there were Muslim and non-Muslim patrons around. This is the signature drink of Taste Two, pearl milk tea

Taste Two Restaurant Tawau-Gangnam Fried Noodle

It Gang Nam Fried Noodles. I believe it not related to gangnam style or the korea town.

Taste Two Restaurant Tawau-Mexican Chicken Chop

Mexican Chicken Chop. Tell them to bring a bowl of rice because it either rice or noodle and not just chicken alone.  I waited quite sometimes for this chicken chop. Other foods have arrived at least 5 minutes earlier.

Taste Two Restaurant Tawau-Gon Lou Mee

Thai Chicken Gon Lou Mee. There is a small chance you could eat Gon Lou Mee at nighttime. The black sauce noodle hiding in the bottom.