Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
Located just a 10- to 20- minute speedboat ride away from Sabah’s capital, Kota Kinabalu, the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park comprises of a cluster of five idyllic islands spread over 4,929 hectares, of which two-thirds is sea.
The islands – Pulau Manukan, Pulau Mamutik, Pulau Sulug, Pulau Gaya and Pulau Sapi have soft white beaches that are teeming with fish and coral; perfect for beginner divers as well as snorkellers and picnickers. For those who love adventures on land, Pulau Gaya and Pulau Sapi also have hiking trails through their pristine jungles.
Home to a variety of exotic flora and fauna, one is likely to catch a glimpse of rare species such as the intriguing Megapode or Burung Tambun, a chicken look-alike bird with large feet that makes a meowing sound like a cat.
Take a boat from the Central Market Harbour jetty in Kota Kinabalu.
Who To Contact
Sabah Tourism Office
Phone: +6088-248 698/ 211 732