Our next destination during our Sabah trip is the Taman Tunku Abdul Rahman islands-hopping. Located off the coast of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park (or Tunku Abdul Rahman – TAR – Marine Park) consists of five islands: Gaya, Manukan, Sapi, Sulug and Mamutik. Since the islands are only a short boat ride away from Kota Kinabalu, it is a popular destination among the locals and tourists). For our trip this time, we only went to Sapi and Manukan islands.
We reached early in the morning to Jesselton Point to ride a boat to our first island, the Sapi Island.
While waiting for our boat to arrive, manage to shoot some of the boat. Did you notice the banana boat?
A group of happy tourist on their way to one of the island, I guess, or perhaps to the Star Cruise’s ship?
Finally our boat arrived and we are on the way to Sapi Island.
The weather is nice and the sea is calm.
Arrived on Sapi Island. We are going for snorkeling at the beach as well. The tour guide carry all our snorkeling gear in the basket.
Sapi Island’s beach is really clean.
And the water is very clear too. You will meet a lot of fish here.
A wooden traditional house welcomes us into the Sapi Island.
Some tyres at the jetty to prevent the boats from smashing into the jetty?
The pricing for the activities on the islands. You can camp, dive or barbecue here as well.
The map of the Sapi Island so that tourists know what are the attractions here and also won’t get lost.
Once we arrived, this leng chai introduce us the activities available and the pricing. We took the sea walking activity and below is the our video under the sea. It is a great experience to experience the underwater world if you do not want to learn diving.
The beach start to get busy.
Our buffet lunch is included in our package. This local chef is cooking chicken teppanyaki.
Eat all you can! Got fried crab, prawn and squid. All are very fresh.
Also got fried fish and more crabs again.
After lunch we walked around and saw this giant monitor lizard or the local calls it biawak.
The weather is still nice after the lunch.
Our Sapi Island guide to remind us to look for staff with the logo if needed help.
After lunch we took another boat the Manukan Island. Please do not feed the fish as it will upset the biological balance on the reef.
My yellow croc sunbathing on the Manukan Island’s beach.
A lifeguard’s kayak on the beach.
The nice long bridge at the Manukan Island
Some remnant of the world war to remind everyone about history.
More and more tourist.
There is this nice wooden resort on Manukan Island as well.
Took a group photo before ending our Sabah island trip.
And let me end this blog post with the video of nephew taking bumpy boat ride.