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Semporna

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A largely residential city of around 135,000, Semporna has gained popularity in recent years due to its archipelago's good connection to the surrounding islands, including very popular diving or snorkeling destinations such as Sipadan. Things to do in Semporna itself include mingling in the bars and restaurants after dark, or checking out the fish markets for the freshest catch. The nearby hills and peaks offer excellent walking, and historic World War II sites provide some insight into the area's past. Semporna is in Semporna District. Take a peek at our world travel planner: Semporna and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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Not a very touristy destination on the whole, Semporna has somewhat limited accommodations, though they're definitely still workable. If you're basing yourself here for the scuba diving activities on one of the nearby islands, ask your operator or instructor about discounts at bed and breakfasts or guesthouses on Semporna. Otherwise, try one of several budget-friendly hostels near the archipelago, specializing in lodgings for divers, snorkelers, and travelers, and offering basic and clean rooms.
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