The Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park consists of five islands located 3-8 km off the coast of Kota Kinabalu and the reefs in between, with a total area of 4929 hectares. The islands of the park are Pulau Gaya, Pulau Sapi, Pulau Manukan, Pulau Mamutik and Pulau Sulug. The park was initially set up in 1974 with the islands of Gaya and Sapi, then occupying and area of 3640 hectares. In 1979 the park was extended to include the islands of Manukan, Mamutik and Sulug. All islands of the park are easily accessible with ferry services costing 20-30 RM/trip. Most islands except Gaya have sandy beaches. Snorkelling is possible, however, because much of the coral around the islands has been destroyed by dynamite fishing, experienced divers and snorkellers are likely to be disappointed. In addition, due to the proximity to Kota Kinabalu, the seawater is not that crystal clear. Gaya, Manukan and Mamutik have (expensive) tourist Accommodation.The Malaysia Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, with a total area of 4929 hectares, consists of five islands off the coast of Kota Kinabalu and the reefs in between. The islands are only a short boat ride from downtown Kota Kinabalu and have some of the better beaches in Sabah. Of the five islands, only Manukan and Mamutik have Accommodation.
01 Pulau Gaya
02 Water village 03 Water village 04 Fish farm
05 Jetty 06 Stilt village with mosque 07 Houses on stilts 08 Houses on stilts
09 Houses on stilts 01 Mamutik island 02 Mamutik island 03 Beach
04 Beach 05 Beach 01 Beach 02 Manukan island
03 Boat with tourists 04 Pulau Manukan 05 Beach on Manukan island 06 Beach umbrellas
07 Jetty 08 Beach 09 Sea water 10 Beach
11 Beach 12 Jetty 13 Island resort 14 Beach
15 Resort area with trees 16 Resort area with trees 17 Treetops 01 Sulug island beach
02 Boat on beach 03 Beach 04 Beach pavilion 05 Sand and sea
06 Sulug island beach 07 Sulug island 08 Beach panoramic view
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