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Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

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The Tunku Abdul Rahman Park lying from 3 to 8 kilometers off Kota Kinabalu, comprises of 5 islands surrounded by coral reefs, It covers an area of 4,929 hectares of which two thirds is sea. The islands are Pulau Gaya, Pulau Manukan, Pulau Mamutik, Pulau Sapi and Pulau Sulug. Because of the natural environment and clear waters that is typical for all the islands, plus the nearness and accessibility, picnickers, divers and nature lovers alike are attracted to them.

In 1882 there was a trading settlement on Pulau Gaya set up by the British North Borneo Chartered Company which was later moved to the mainland, now known as Kota Kinabalu. In 1974, the major part of Pulau Gaya and the whole of Pulau Sapi was gazetted as the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, covering an area of 8,990 acres (3,638 hectares). In 1979 it was increased to 12,185 acres (4,929 hectares) with the inclusion of the 3 nearby islands Pulau Manukan, Pulau Mamutik and Pulau Sulug.

The islands can be visited all year round. Temperatures are between 23.8 - 29.4 degrees Celsius and humidity remains relatively high throughout the year.

Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

The islands, underlaid by folded sandstone and sedimentary rock, are part of the Crocker Range Rock Formation of the western coast od Sabah. Towards the end of the Ice Age about a million years ago, changes in sea level occurred, resulting in portions of the mainland being cut off by the sea, thus forming the islands as we know today. Exposed sandstone outcrops still feature the coasts of most of these islands forming cliffs, caves, honeycombs and deep crevasses along the shore.

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Sipadan Island
Tiga Park Island
Tanjung Aru Beach
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Turtle Islands
Lankayan Islands
Mabul Island
Kapalai Island
Mataking Island
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Fish Massage
Mengkabong Water Village
Orang Utan Sanctuary
Poring Hot Springs
Sabah Foundation Buillding
White Water Rafting
Sabah Museum
Lahad Datu
Lower Kinabatangan River
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Kinabalu Park
Mountain Kinabalu
Gomantong Caves
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