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Traveling in Papua New Guinea is an adventure, so why not take a road trip and explore a few of the other villages, towns and cities around Sabah. Wakunai, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northwest, and Buka Island, 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the southeast of Sabah are also worth visiting should you have the time.
People who arrive in Papua New Guinea usually take time to explore the wide range of open-air markets dotted throughout the region.
If you enjoy the water, plan to enjoy some watersports. Fishing is a common pastime and another great outdoor sport is freediving.
Local menus are one of the keys to getting to know the area you are in. So be sure to spend time in some of Papua New Guinea's restaurants. You'll notice that breadfruit (ulu) and coconuts are favorite ingredients in local dishes. All-time favorite meals include chicken pot and kokoda fish, but there are many other interesting dishes for real food lovers. And for the final course, you can't say no to saksak (dumplings made with sugar and sago).
So dust off your passport, fill up your suitcase and enjoy this amazingly beautiful part of the planet.