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Pulau Manukan ---Sabah
Member Name: HooSoo
Date: 29/10/00, updated on 29/10/00 (1218 review reads)
Advantages: fantastic beach
Disadvantages: can't think of any
The word 'pulau' in Malay languange means 'island'. Pulau Manukan is situated near Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah. It is the most beautiful of all islands surrouding the coast of Kota Kinabalu. To get to the island, you need to take a speed boat from Kota Kinabalu, journey takes less than half an hour and costs only a few ringgit (Ringgit Malaysia) per passenger. The island is small, with limited facilities. There's no hotel on the island. A few resort houses are available if tourists would like to stay over night on the island. There are huts along the beach where you can hire equitments like canoes and life-jackets. The beach is fantastic, with white sand, crystal clear water and lots and lots of rainbow coloured fishes. Snorkelling is a must. Jungle tracking would be fun too. Or at least go to the end of the jetty and feed the fishes that accasionally jump out of the water. There are seasons when all kinds of water sports are not allowed on the beach. I had been to the beach at one time like this. There were thousands of jelly fish lying on the beach and thousands more in the water. It was the season when jelly fish come rushing into the beach. Other fishes are all gone and the whole beach was surrounded by only jelly fish --- a real eye-opener.