Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Vacation in Sabah, Malaysia Borneo - Part II

This is Part II of my Sabah island excursion.

After Manukan Island, we took a 5-minute boat ride to the island of Mamutik. Mamutik is more suitable for swimming and snorkeling I feel, because the water is muc much more clearer than Manukan and there's amazingly less people there. Strange coz I think Mamutik is cleaner and more natural than Manukan. The waves are gentle and the sandy beach is just perfect if you want to laze around in your shorts and get a moderate tan. Crystal clear waters enable you to view the coral fishes as clearly as if they were in your living room aquarium. These photos are just some of those I took of Mamutik. Have to be there to savour the beauty, folks.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Vacation in Sabah, Malaysia Borneo - Part I

My family and I spent a wicked 5-day vacation in Sabah, Borneo Malaysia on 16th - 20th December 2008, just over a week ago. We had planned to go visit some of the well-known islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park located just on the fringes of the blue-green waters off the coast of Kota Kinabalu (or KK as it is lcoally known), the capital of Sabah.

The first two nights, we put up at a rather minimalistically dressed-up hotel called the Imperial Boutech Hotel, located on the 7th floor of Warisan Square building, in the heart of KK.

On the 17th December, our 2nd day in KK, we went off to the islands. To go there one needs to get to the nearest jetty, i.e. located at Jesselton Point, some 20-minute walk from Warisan Square. There you will find a potful of what I would refer to as island taxi-hopping service operators, who provide various island getaway packages. There are altogether 5 islands in the Park, namely Gaya, Sapi, Manukan, Mamutik and Sulug. We decided to visit two, i.e. Manukan and Mamutik. It costed around RM68.00 for 2 adults and 1 child, including jetty fees for 2 adults of RM6.00 per person. The Park charges RM3.00 per entry per adult which you pay upon reaching the first island. The boat ride takes a mere 20 minutes to Manukan and Mamutik from the jetty.

It was a great day out for us, and the images here captured some of the best views I've seen in these parts of the country. All of the images here are taken of Manukan.

In my next post I'll upload images of Mamutik.