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Welcome to Sabah Islands in Malaysia
Welcome to Islands of Sabah !
The BEST of Sabah for your ISLAND DREAMS :
Sipadan Island - one
of the most beautiful dive spots in the world
Sabah has 6 Marine Parks open to the public :
Tunku Abdul Rahman Park
Pulau Tiga Park
Turtle Island Park
Tun Sakaran Marine Park
Pulau Sipadan Park
Tun Mustapha Marine Park
Wednesday August 6, 2014 Tourists returning to eastern Sabah
|Sunday May 4, 2014 :
Fresh off a piracy case on Sunday May 4,
2014, Sabah was shaken by the kidnapping of another Chinese national
from an island nearby.
|Monday 14 July 2014 : The British Foreign and Commonwealth
office has advised its citizens against non-essential travel to all
islands off the coast of eastern Sabah from Kudat to Tawau,
following recent terrorist attacks.
The move came following the killing of a Malaysian policeman and kidnapping of another off Pulau Mabul, Semporna on July 12, 2014
It said the advisory covers travel to all islands off the coast of eastern Sabah from Kudat to Tawau, including, but not limited to :
3- Pom Pom
|Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom)
There were a total of 1.6 million Chinese tourists visiting Malaysia in 2013.
Sabah is home to some of the world's top diving sites, in violence that has hurt the local tourism industry.
In April 2000, some 21 people were kidnapped by Filipino militants, including 12 foreigners. The kidnappers released the hostages after US$20 million was paid by the Philippine government at the mediation of Libya.
February, 2013, armed Sulu terrorists breached Malaysian territorial waters to stake a claim on their '"ancestral land" in Sabah culminating in bloody clashes with Malaysian military.
November, 2013, a
Taiwanese couple was assaulted on Bon Bon island off Sabah. The
husband was killed while the wife was abducted, to be released only
after a large sum of ransom was paid to the kidnappers several
On April 2, 2014 a Chinese tourist and a Filipino worker identified as Gao Hua Yuan, 29, and Marcy Dayawan @ Mimi, 40, were abducted from Singamata Adventures Reef and Resort in Semporna by masked gunmen, believed to be part of the KFR group from the southern Philippines around 10.30pm. All three were released in July the same year
Authorities usually did not disclose if ransoms were paid, but the kidnappers always demanded money in exchange for their release.
The formation of the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCOM) is not to allow the terrorists to roam so freely into Sabah's territory any longer.
Malaysian cops identify key suspects in Semporna kidnappings and
ISLANDS off Semporna Town,
East cost of Sabah
where the best island are located
Tun Sakaran Marine
(Semporna Islands Park)
|New Tourist Development|
There are 4 resorts on Mabul Island :
List of Sabah Islands
|Layang-Layang Island 1 Resort||Kota Kinabalu|
|Tunku Abdul Rahman Park 3 Resorts||Kota Kinabalu|
|Dinawan Island||Private Island||Kinarut / Papar|
|Si Amil Island||Semporna|
|Bohey Dulang Island||Semporna|
|Sipadan Island||World famous island||Semporna|
|Mataking Island||Private Island||Semporna|
|Pom Pom Island||Private Island||Semporna|
|Tun Sakaran Marine Park||Semporna|
|Turtle Island Park||Sandakan|
|Pulau Tiga "Survivor Island"||Kuala Penyu|
|Mantanani Island||Kota Belud|
|Usukan Cove||Kota Belud|
|Roach Reef||Man-made Private Island||Tawau|
External Links :
|Sabah Islands for Sales||http://www.theborneopost.com/2011/09|
|Map of dive sites in Sabah||http://www.starfish.ch/dive/Borneo.html|
|A new diving frontier in the Sulu Sea||http://lankayan-island.com/|
“There are islands that have potential such as Bohey Dulang near Semporna. But before we do anything, we want to ensure that the islanders there will benefit from any development. We need to take a more holistic approach to ensure any project is environmentally sustainable. ”
Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment
Island Management Plan (IMP)
Managing the islands of Sabah is not an easy job as islands ecosystems were more complex due to environmental sensitivity. The absence of appropriate policies, rules and guidelines for development activities on the islands may lead to wastage of natural resources. A comprehensive study is under way to identify how many of Sabah’s 439 islands are suitable for the development of tourism or agriculture.
The study would also pave the way for an Island Management Plan (IMP) for the many islands in Sabah. This IMP would include comprehensive policies and guidelines for future development projects on the islands.
The study was necessary to ease the pressure on the popular and crowded tourism spots such as Pulau Mabul in the east coast.
Islanders – many of them fishermen – were poorer compared to those staying on the mainland and the authorities were keen to provide more alternative income sources for them.
Sabah is blessed with many natural attractions such as Mount Kinabalu, numerous islands and other well-preserved natural habitats.
The abundance of fresh seafood and friendly locals people attract domestic and international tourists
Banking on its natural beauty to continue attracting
tourists, Sabah had recorded 2.88 million tourist arrivals
in 2012. The figure was a 1.1 per cent increase from 2011
Sabah government made difficult but right decisions to
ensure future generations can continue to enjoy all the
beautiful islands in Sabah.
Magical Sabah and Sarawak : http://www.indiantelevision.org.in/release/y2k13/sep/seprel22.php
Discovering Malaysian Borneo in seven days : http://asiancorrespondent.com/88667/discovering-malaysian-borneo-in-seven-days/
Tanjung Simpang Mengayau - A new tourist attractions of Malaysia
Simpang Mengayau is most
northern tip of Borneo Island. This is the meeting point of the
Sulu Sea and South China Sea. Northward from this area, is the
southern part of the province of Palawan in the Philippines.
Nested into the lush tropical wildness of ancient and dense Dipterocarp forest. Gayana offers a rare glimpse into a primordial jungle. Caressed by the gently, lapping of the South China Sea, visitors will come to an understanding of the fragility of perfection.
Gayana Island Eco Resort located on Pulau Gaya has a Giant Clam Rehabilitation Centre and also run a 'Reef Project'. This island in Sabah has a coral growth nursery and conduct clam induced spawning. Giant clams are one of the many marine species to have demised around Sabah in recent years. University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) run an extensive marine research program especially into alternative marine culture programs designed to reduce fishing intensity from Sabah's coral reefs. Giant clams, groupers and Napoleon wrasse are some of the subjects grown and bred in specialized farms. They also run a whale shark research program, each year when the whale sharks pass through the waters close to Kota Kinabalu they attempt to tag the sharks to document their migration routes. Each year, PADI Project Aware beach and reef cleaning events are run to heighten public awareness in the importance of a clean marine environment. This has become a popular event with all the Dive Resorts and local people participating.
Gayana Island EcoResort has 44 quaint chalets, seafood restaurant, reef rehabilitation research centre, environmental interpretation centre and a beachside bar. It also offers the visitors the unspoiled ambience of island life in such splendid, tantalizing and enlightening style.
Here you can also sit on your private deck and listen to the squawking of the hornbill, watch the soaring of the magnificent sea hawk or scrutiny the flurry life of marine animals swimming beneath you.
Beginning life some 450-500 million years ago, the Earth's coral
reefs are now the largest ecosystem upon the planet. They sustain and support
over 1 million species worldwide and one coral reef alone may harbor some 3000
species. The major Indo-Pacific ocean currents cross the seas that surround
Sabah's sandy shores making them amongst the most bio-diverse marine
environments in the world. Within a single dive around
Pulau Layang Layang divers may observe many
of the 150 species of butterfly fish. Used by marine biologists as indicators of
coral reef health, the greater the number and species diversity of butterfly
fish reflects the abundance and diversity of corals. Pulau Layang Layang's
pristine coral reef not only plays landlord to countless butterfly fish but also
other reef dwellers such as, angelfish, snappers, wrasse, sweet lips, parrotfish
as well as the larger pelagic; barracuda, manta, schools of hammerhead sharks,
dolphins and whales. Pulau Sipadan is
famous for its vast numbers of Green and Hawksbill turtles which feed and breed
within its waters before the females climb ashore to lay their eggs above the
white sandy beaches.
Around north Sabah and the more recent discovered Mantanani Resort rare sightings of dugongs have been recorded. With the yearly occurrence of whale sharks along the west coast during the months of December to February, Sabah really has some spectacular marine creatures to be discovered by visiting divers.
Sabah and its surrounding waters have been recognized as a
marine turtle sanctuary since the opening of the
Turtle Island Parks on its
east coast. Managed by Sabah Parks, the beaches welcome nesting green and
hawksbill turtles every night all year round. Similarly, the Wildlife Department
monitors and protects nesting green and hawksbill turtles that visit Pulau
Sipadan's shores. On nearby Pulau Mabul,
the Fisheries Department together with Sipadan Mabul had sunk hundreds of
concrete pipes to form small artificial patch reefs surrounding a small wooden
shipwreck. A fish poaching vessel was also sunk off the island of
Pulau Lankayan and already hosts a myriad
of creatures from the smallest ghost pipefish to the giant stingrays and
: Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia provide direct flights
from Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru to Tawau.
At the new Tawau airport you are picked up by an
air-condition minivan and transferred 1.5 hours to the
From Semporna all operators bring their guests by speedboat to the islands. Following traveling times occurs:
· Semporna Town - Mabul Island 30 Minutes
· Semporna Town - Kapalai Island 45 Minutes
· Semporna Town - Sipadan Island 60 Minutes
· Mabul Island - Sipadan Island 20 Minutes
· Kapalai Island - Sipadan Island 15 Minutes
· Mabul Island - Kapalai Island 5 Minutes
Diving tour operators in Sabah
SCJA PARADISE SDN BHD
Tel, 088-266695 Fax: 088-236695
SINGAMATA ADVENTURES SEMPORNA SDN BHD
Tel: (i843O55O Fax: 089-784828
Tel: 08R-24925 Fax:088-21 Q504
DIVERSE BORNEO SDN BHD
Tel:088-299262 Fax: 088-299262
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
MANTANANI PARADISE SDN BHD
Tel: 088-728702 Fax: 088-722702
DOWNBELOW MARINE AND WILDLIFE ADVENTURE SDN BHD
Tel: 088488997 Fax: 088-485300
|BORNEO STARDIVE SDN BHD
Tel: 087-429278 Fax: 087-415697
|BORNEO JUNGLE RIVER ISLAND
TOURS SDN BHD
Tel: 089-781002 Fax: 089-784002
|BORNEO DREAM TRAVEL & TOURS
Tel: 088-313488 Fax : 088-316433
|BGB COUNTRY TOUR & TRAVEL SDN
Tel: 088.270976 Fax: 088-270975
EmaiI:borneogb @ gmaii corn
G27, Ground Floor, Wisma Sabah, 88000
Phone: +60 88 256 483
Fax: +60 88 255 482
Mobile Phone: +60 12 833 9901
|BLUEWATERS BORNEO SDN. BHD
Lot 121, 1st Floor, Wisma Sabah
88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Phone/Fax: +60 88 456 568
Mobile: +60 16 812 0101
|EXCEL DIVE & TOURS (BORNEO)
Lot G18, Ground Floor, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak
Wisma Sabah, 88808 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Phone: +60 88 253 870 / 253 880/ 253 890
Fax: +60 88 253 817
Mobile Phone: +60 16 833 4407
|SEAVENTURES TOURS & TRAVEL SDN.
4th Floor, Room 422-424, Wisma Sabah
88300 Kota Kinabalu Sabah, Malaysia
Phone: +60 88 261 669 / 251 669
Fax: +60 88 251 667
|EXPLORE ASIA TOURS SDN BHD (SIPADAN
MABUL RESORT SDN.BHD)
Lot A-1-G, Block A, Signature Office, KK Times Square,
Off Coastal Highway, 88864 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia
P.O.Box 15571, 88864 Kota Kinabalu Saba Malaysia
Phone: +60 88 486 389
Fax: +60 88 486 628
|BORNEO DIVERS SABAH
9th Floor, Menara Jubili, 53 Jalan Gaya
88000 Kota Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia
Phone: +60 88 222 226
Fax: +60 88 221 550
|SCUBA PARADISE SDN BHD
Lot G28, Ground Floor, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak,
Wisma Sabah, 88000, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Phone: +60 88 266 695 / 256 695
Fax: +60 88 236 695
|SIPADAN DIVE CENTRE SDN BHD
Lot No. A1103, 11th Floor, Wisma Merdeka (mail box No. A236)
Jalan Tun Razak, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Phone: +60 88 240 584
Fax: +60 88 240 415
|INDEX - Islands of Sabah September 20, 2014 09:34:08 AM||