Turtle Islands Park
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Do's and Don'ts
The Turtle Islands Park, lying some 40 kilometers north of Sandakan
and close to the Philippines border, comprises of 3 islands - Selingan,
Bakkungan Kecil and Gulisan. It covers an area of 1,740 hectares
which includes the surrounding coral reefs and sea. The Park is
famous for its green and hawksbill turtles which lay their eggs
on the beaches of the islands.
Visitors to the Turtle Islands Park depart by boat from the Sandakan
harbour and the trip takes between 45 minutes and 3 hours, depending
on the speed of the boats.