What not to do in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

During our trip accross Malaysia I had a tooth infection that got pretty bad in Borneo. Things got even worse when a 5 hour trip from Kuching to Sibu became a 12 hour trip by bus and a small boat, with a lot of pain and no pain killers. Not good. Eventually that tooth had to be extracted once we reached Kota Kinabalu, as a dentist in Sibu has recommended waiting to get rid of the infection before undergoing surgery. So there I was, in Kota Kinabalu looking forward to climb the most famous montain in South East Asia and with little hope of achieving it.

This said I found a great doctor and if you ever need to find a dentist in Kota Kinabalu I highly recommend him. This is his contact info:

Dr Lawrence C K Wong

Wong Nyuk Tien Dental Clinic
no 25 Jalan Tugu, Kampung Air
88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Tel 088 252 019
email lawrencewck@gmail.com

Hopefully you wont need his services, but if you do need a dentist you’re in good hands-  should you decide to visit him please let him know you heard from him thorugh this website. Thanks Dr Wong!


Have you ever had any medical emergencies while on the road? What happenned? Are you going to visit Dr Wong? If you do please leave a comment below, and an update when the visit is over for others to know how your experience was 🙂

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