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Sabah : East Malaysia / BORNEO MALAYSIA - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
  Welcome
 
  Sabah Map 1
  Sabah Map 2
   
  Eco Treasures
  Celebrations & Festivals
  Unique Ethnic Group
 
  PLACES OF INTEREST :
 
  Beach Holiday
  Island Holiday
  National Parks
  Tamu Sunday Market
  Golfing
 
  KOTA KINABALU (KK):
 
  General Info
 
  Tourist Attraction
  Aquarium & Marine Museum
  Handicraft Market
  Jesselton Point Waterfront
  Kipandi Butterfly Park
  Lok Kawi Wildlife Park
  Monsopiad Cultural Village
  Tunku Abdul Rahman Park
 
  BEAUFORT:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  KENINGAU:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Crocker Range National Park
 
  TENOM:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Agriculture Park
 
  KOTA BELUD:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Pulau Mantanani Island
  Tamu (Sunday Market)
 
  KUALA PENYU:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Pulau Tiga Park
 
  KUDAT:
 
  General Info
 
  Beautiful Beaches
  Island, Diving & Fishing
  Tanjung Simpang Mengayau
 
  Rungus Longhouse
  Honey Bee Village
  Gong Making
  Tamu Kudat
 
  KUNDASANG & RANAU:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Fish Massage
  Kundasang War Memorial
  Sabah Tea Garden
 
  Kinabalu Park
 
  General Info
  Flora & Fauna
  People Of Mount Kinabalu
  Poring Hot Springs
 
  Trails Of Wonder
  The Summit Trail
  The Mesilau Route
  Climbing To The Peak
  Via Ferrata
  Trails Map
 
  PAPAR:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  SIPITANG:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  TUARAN:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Crocodile Farm
 
  SANDAKAN:
 
  General Info
 
  Tourist Attraction
  Agnes Keith House
  Gomantong Cave
  Lower Kinabatangan River
  Rainforest Development Centre
  Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary
  Turtle Island Park
 
  LAHAD DATU:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Danum Valley
  Tabin Wildlife Reserve
 
  SEMPORNA:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  TAWAU:
 
  General Info & Tourist Attraction
 
  Bukit Gemok
  Tawau Hills Park
 
Labuan (Federal Territory) : East Malaysia / BORNEO MALAYSIA - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
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SABAH - EAST MALAYSIA / BORNEO MALAYSIA
PLACES OF INTEREST : Island Holiday
 
 

TROPICAL

ISLAND HOLIDAY

 

Spectacular coral reefs and marine life in the world...

 

Sabah, located at the northeastern tip of Borneo in East Malaysia, is a largely mountainous state with some of the most spectacular coral reefs and marine life in the world. It was named ?The Land Below the Wind? by the maritime traders of old as it lies below the typhoon belt.

 
 
TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN PARK
 

 

Off the western coast of Sabah, about 20 minutes from Kota Kinabalu by speedboat, lie the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Covering some 4,929 hectares of land and sea, the island of Pulau Gaya, Pulau Sulug, Pulau Manukan, Pulau Mamutik and Pulau Sapi were gazette as a National Park in 1974. Besides offering stretches of sandy white beaches and crystal clear water, the Park has some of the most diverse coral reefs and marine life in the world. Colourful beyond imagination, the waters around these islands promise divers and snorkelers good visibility at about 16 metres. Magnificent coral reefs hugging the shoreline afford views of pink and green parrot fish and turquoise moon wrasses, darting around brain coral, staghorn coral, boulder coral, feather stars and sea tans. Easily accessible, these islands are a terrific playground for swimming, water skiing, windsurfing and picnicking. Even the solitude is fabulous!

 

Accommodation is available on three of the islands. There is an international standard resort on Pulau Gaya offering luxurious chalet accommodation. A res?. house is available on Pulau Mamutik while Pulau Manukan offers several wooden chalets, public shelters, a restaurant and picnic tables.

 

How To Get There
Tour companies operate ferry services to the islands at regular intervals, Tours may be arranged for sunset cruises, daytime excursions island hopping or diving trips. Departure points are at the jetty in front of the Hyatt Kinabalu international and the Marina at Shangri-La?s Tanjung Aru Resort.

 

Scuba Diving, click here

 
 
 
PULAU TIGA PARK
 

 

Lying approximately 48 km south of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, off the coast of Kota Kinabalu, is Pulau Tiga Park. Another group of islands designated a National Park in 1978, it comprises Pulau Kalampunian Damit, Pulau Kalampunian Besar and Pulau Tiga. Spanning an area of 15,864 hectares it supports an assortment of animal and botanical species, as well as a prolific coral garden. The reefs are easily accessible and contain some species not usually found on the west coast. Within its emerald depths, divers can see delicate sea fans, staghom coral and schools of ?vibrant coral fish.

 

The best time to visit the islands is between February and April when it is drier and the seas are calm. A rest house is available with two rooms. Visitors are advised to bring their own food and camping equipment. Permission to camp must be obtained from the Ranger-in-charge at the Sabah Parks.

 

How To Get There
From Kota Kinabalu, drive 140 km south to Kuala Penyu at the K!ias Peninsula, then board a boat to the islands, The islands are 18km away and about 45 minutes by boat. Some tour agents also organise tours and ferry services to the islands.

 

Scuba Diving, click here

 
 
 
PULAU LAYANG LAYANG
 

 

Layang-Layang, known as "Swallows Reef" is an atoll situated in the South China Sea 300km north-west of Kota Kinabalu. The island is man-made and was constructed for the Malaysian Navy and later developed for the only dive resort, Layang-Layang Island Resort. The island location offers absolute isolation, luckily there is an airstrip with regular flights from Kota Kinabalu, which is the only mode of transport for guests visiting Layang-Layang. The extreme location of Layang-Layang, the pristine reefs, excellent visibility, steep walls down to 2000km and regular sightings of pelagics has given Layang-Layang a much deserved reputation of being one of the top ten dive locations in the world. With resident schools of barracuda and big-eye trevally and frequently seen green and hawksbill are plentifull and healthy with sea fans strecthing to more than three meters across that filter plankton from the passing currents.

 

The 20m deep lagoon has some great macro creatures to be found including seahorses, cuttlefish and pipefish but it is the pelagics visiting the outer walls that truly excite divers. Schools of scalloped hammerhead sharks, grey reef sharks, leopard sharks and the occasional threshers and silvertip sharks can all be seen. Stingrays are also regular visitors including manta rays, pygmy devil rays, marbled rays and eagle rays. Rare sightings such as whale sharks, orcas and melon headed whales have all been seen ove the last few years. Spinner and bottlenose dolphins frequently follow the dive boats to each location and divers are sometimes rewareded with snorkeling and diverse fish life and visiting pelagic marine life. Layang-Layang has rightly gained worldwide recognition.

 

The island is also sanctuary to thousands of migratory birds,

 

Pulau Layang-Layang has adequate accommodations for those wishing to stay Visitors can choose between chalets or a resort hotel. Those who want to cruise around the island or dive might find it more convenient to check with a tour operator Usually the tour price includes rental of equipment, experienced guides, in addition to accommodations, meals and transportation.

 

How To Get There
Pulau Layang-Layang is accessible by light aircraft. The flight takes about one hour from Kota Kinabalu.

 

Scuba Diving, click here

 
 
 
TURTLE ISLANDS PARK
 

 

Northeast of Sabah lie the Turtle Islands of Pulau Selingan, Pulau Gulisan and Pulau Bakkungan Kecil. Located approximately 40 km from Sandakan, these islands are famed for the Green and Hawksbill turtles, which are found in the surrounding seas and come ashore to nest on the beaches all year round. The Turtle Islands were gazetted a National Park in 1977 to protect the turtles from extinction. The surrounding sea also supports an abundant coral garden. Add to this, pristine waters and unspoilt beachs, the islands are ideally suited for diving, swimming and picnicking.

 

Accommodation is available? only at Pulau Selingan. Picnic tables with seats and barbecue stands are also provided but visitors should bring their own food. Permission to visit the Park must be obtained from the Ranger-in-charge at the Sabah Parks.

 

How To Get There
Fly to Sandakan from Kota Kinabalu. At Sandakan, board a launch at the Yacht Club and cruise over to the islands in around three hours. For overnight excursions, charter a speedboat.

 
 
 
THE ISLANDS OFF SEMPORNA
 

 

Semporna is the departure point to the world?s best dive sites and island-resorts of Sipadan, Mabul and Kapalai.

 

Click here for details about the islands

 
 
 
 
PLACES OF INTEREST : Island Holiday
SABAH - EAST MALAYSIA / BORNEO MALAYSIA