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Tun Sakaran Marine Park, Semporna

Categories: Islands, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.5/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web
Tun Sakaran Marine Park, also known as Semporna Islands Park, is a marine park located off the east coast of the state of Sabah in Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. It consists of the islands of Bodgaya, Boheydulang, Sabangkat, and Salakan, the sand cays of Maiga, Sibuan, and Mantabuan, and the patch reefs of Church and Kapikan. In 2004, the park became the seventh gazetted area under Sabah Parks with a total area of 350 km². There are approximately 2,000 people living within the park, most of whom consist of the nomadic Bajau Laut (Sea Gypsies) people, who live in stilt houses and houseboats in and around the marine park.HistoryBodgaya was first gazetted in 1933 as a forest reserve, while Boheydulang as a bird sanctuary. Proposals to establish a state park was first made in 1977. Later in 1998, a collaboration, known as the Semporna Islands Project, between the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), Sabah Parks, WWF Malaysia and Nature Link took place. It was funded by the European Community under its global environment budget line. Finally in 2004 the islands were gazetted as a state park by Sabah Parks.
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  • This Island has the potential to be something very unique, however, there is trash and garbage everywhere. No trash would have been 5 Stars - but I only give it 2 Stars because it is not nice to swim ...  read more »
  • 这山我居然爬了两次,第一次陪老婆上来,老婆上来说了一句“总算没白费我半个钟”,三个月后,第二次老婆不愿意了,在山下浮潜,我带爸妈上上,老爸半路放弃了,老妈硬顶着上去,然后就说“值得!累死也值了!” 
  • 距离仙本娜镇不远,跳岛的船程1个小时,没有人居住在岛上(军舰岛有原住民),环境好。曼塔布安还看到了瑶鱼。 珊瑚很多很好。 军舰岛的海底不行,都是沙了,岛上的椰子树照出来特别好看。 
  • Went to a few of the islands: Bohey Dulang, Mantabuan, Sibuan, Maiga, through the island hopping trip. A truly eye opening experience, no matter from environmental perspective, or the cultural perspective. The spectacular view of Bohey Dulang; the livelihood of the Sea Gypsies around Maiga; and the clear white sandy beaches of Sibuan and Mantabuan.
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  • Sorry to all who recognize the Joko tole. That Joko tole no lessons. Did not attend school. Spna lives in Sabah.
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