Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Pulau Manukan - Tunku Abdul Rahman Park
My post today is about Pulau Manukan, Situated in Sabah Negeri Di Bawah Bayu. Manukan is one of the 5 islands under Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Look like boomerang shaped and some say like a dolphin, Manukan covers 51 acres and is the second largest island in the group. Only 20 minutes by boat from the state capital of Kota Kinabalu City, Manukan offers clear waters and beautiful coral reefs. The surrounding is so ideal for snorkeling, diving and swimming. Trails around the island provide endless hours of trekking in the cool, shady forest.
Manukan Island is the island with the most complete facilities: tropical timber chalets, restaurants, swimming pool, football field, squash and tennis courts and a marine exhibition centre. Snorkelling equipment hire and water sports, as well as daily beach BBQ's and infrastructural support-water, electricity, desalination plant, sewerage system, and even a solar-powered public telephone are also available to make your stay an enjoyable and fun-filled experience.
Guests can choose to stay in one of the single or double storey chalets. All chalets overlook the South China Sea and a spectacular sunset is almost a daily affair. The Manukan Island Restaurant offers a wide selection of Asian and Continental cuisine. The island is also ideal for small to medium sized group meetings. You are also suggest to spend a solitary time for yourself at the Look-Out Point and watch the beautiful sunset of Borneo.
Manukan Island is the most visited island in the TAR Park, and it is popular with locals and foreign visitors alike. One of the star attractions and must see on Manukan Island is the fish feeding at the jetty where large school of fishes have made their home. You can even snorkel and dive amongst the fish here!
I had been here only for a moment,about a half day. Early in the morning we rent a boat from Kota Kinabalu-there are many boat service go there and almost all the day- and arrived at Pulau Manukan Jetty in about 15 minutes later. Although I only took a half day there but I enjoyed the surrounding and fascinating feeling swimming and had a lunch there. I looking forward to go there once again. Come visit and have a vacation on this island, I’m sure you will get the fascinating and beautiful vacation here…