Category: Islands

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Diving in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

 This past Sunday I went on a diving trip to the coral reefs around the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park (TARP). I joined a group of seven other divers from Singapore, Hong Kong, Jamaica and Taiwan. Our great guides-team consisted of a Malaysian and an English dive master...

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Mamutik Island, Kota Kinabalu

The Mamutik Island Mamutik Island is one of the smallest island of the gazetted Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (named after the Malaysia’s first Prime Minister) other than Manukan Island, Gaya Island, Sulug Island and Sapi Island. It only takes an exciting 15 to 20 minutes speedboat ride to the island...

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Underwater Paradise on Earth: Sipadan-Mabul Island

From Left, Sara L ( my dive buddy) ,Cesar Agusto ( Our divemaster) , and me before entering to Sipadan Island Sipadan-Mabul Island – one of the top 5 diving locations in the world is a heavenly paradise for divers. Being a green badge guide and a beginner diver myself, leaving...

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Manukan Island – Gorgeous!

A visit to Kota Kinabalu is incomplete without making a voyage to one of the lush green islands facing Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. A boat journey will only take a generous 20-minute ride on the South China Sea to the 5 islands – to be specific, there are Gaya, Sapi, Manukan,...

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My Stay In Borneo – Part 2

The Islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (on the edge of Kota Kinabalu) Take a pleasant walk through the small city of Kota Kinabalu to Jesselton Point. At this place you will take a boat ride to one the islands. This island group features 5 islands: Gaya Island , Manukan Island , Mamutik...

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Lankayan Featured in ‘1001 Escapes to Make Before You Die’

Lankayan Island is recently featured in the ‘1001 ESCAPES TO MAKE BEFORE YOU DIE’ book. The tiny jewel-shaped island located on the northeastern coast of Sabah is surrounded by blue-green waters and coral reefs. It is also one of Sabah’s most preferred diving spots. There are 14 dive sites including...