Island

Ferrying about

April 29, 2009 · 4 comments

Waking up at 6am after climbing a mountain is no joke. I managed it and got the ferry to Labuan Island. The trip was a couple of hours long but quite comfortable, I was surprised I didn’t sleep this one through, on the TV they showed a documentary of an 80s German pop group.

‘Is this some kind of joke?’ an Australian couple were asking each other in front of me. I knew it wasn’t, Malaysian’s do seem to have odd tastes in music. Fortunately they made up for that by playing Bruce Lees the way of the Dragon afterwards.

Kota Kinabalu to Labuan island boat

Kota Kinabalu to Labuan island boat

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After the last adventure of trying to stay above the water, today I tried to go under.
My first attempt at scuba diving started with a boat trip to Manukan island. Ok, the thing to start with was checking the top 10 scuba fins.

Approaching Manukan Island

Approaching Manukan Island

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Returning back to land after visiting turtle island, I spotted the big Sandakan mosque. Lim picked me up from the jetty, it was also his birthday so happy birthday Lim!

He had a little plan of things to do to celebrate his birthday and my last full day in Sandakan, so we went to see all the things I’ve missed so far. Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →

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Turtle Power! (Part 2)

April 17, 2009 · 1 comment

The turtle was swaying her back legs burying where her eggs dropped. We had missed the event! Still it was nice to see the turtle up close, they are bigger then I imagined; on average they are 1M long, and about 95cm in diameter over the shell. The guide said they can weigh between 100 and 200Kg. Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →

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Seligan island, which is also known as Turtle Island, it is one of 3 islands in the Sandakan area which are classified as a National Park due to turtle landings.

The reason behind the name is because this seems to be the favourite island for the local turtle population to come and lay eggs. This trip was to see those eggs being laid. Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →

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