North Borneo Steam Train ~ British Colonial Train Experience


Take a ride on the North Borneo Railway and relive the nostalgic romance of British North Borneo. Passengers hop on a steam train straight out of the 1900s, chugging along the tracks from Tanjung Aru, through Kinarut before arriving in the Rice Bowl of Sabah, Papar.  Along the way, soak in the green vistas of sprawling paddy fields, traditional village homes on stilts and buffaloes ambling in the distance. The North Borneo Railway locomotive takes you on a scenic countryside seeing to the first stop of Kinarut Town, to visit the Tien Shi Temple that is known for its fine statues. Proceeding further down on the to Papar, visit the local wet market and the shop houses at Papar Town passing by some paddy fields, river and villagers along the way. 

On board, passengers are treated to a rare delight: A Tiffin-style breakfast and lunch, comprising of Asian and Continental cuisine. The train features five fully refurbished colonial-style passenger train carriages that can accommodate a total of 180 passengers. The North Borneo Railway is built and operated to the highest of international standards and is fully compliant with modern safety standards.

Full Itinerary

Departure: Wednesday and Saturday 0915 hrs

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What's included

Include: Hotel Pickup & Drop off, English Speaking Guide/Driver, Entrance Fees, Tiffin-style 

Exclude: Any Items Not Mentioned. Breakfast & Lunch


Due to unexpected train breakdown periodically, tour itinerary will have to be adjusted to accommodate the changes. Refunds however, shall be granted solely for trains that are non-departing from Tanjung Aru Station

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Tour Code



4 hours

Travel Style

Heritage Trails



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