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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Selingan Island is Protected areas and tourism in Sabah

Visitors who appear over for their Borneo wildlife acquaintance in Sandakan would best acceptable commence on a bend bout that includes a Kinabatangan river cruise, a appointment to the Sepilok orangutan centre, a expedition to the Gomantong caves, and to end the amazing wildlife chance – a night at the Selingan turtle island.

Selingan Island is one of a accumulation of arid islands straddling the Malaysian and Philippine boundaries lying aural the Sulu Seas. This array of islands namely three capital nesting islands - Pulau Selingan, Pulau Bakkungan Kechil and Pulau Gulisan, covers an breadth of 1,740 hectares and are adequate for the sole purpose of attention and canning of turtles and added abyssal animals inhabiting the area.

Selingan Island, one of the eight turtle islands that are adequate by law, (five are in the Philippines and three are in Malaysia) was the abutting stop and we were not disappointed. Not alone were our apartment aboriginal class, alone 20 guests were accustomed on an brief appointment that included cat-and-mouse for the behemothic turtles to access and watch them lay their eggs. It was abutting to midnight back they came but we were all advanced alive cat-and-mouse for the befalling to authority a turtle egg. However, no photos were accustomed and so the admonition I accept of Selingan Island is a photo of a adviser cadger instead.

We heard so abundant about the proboscis monkeys (they accept 24-hour erections) of Sabah and wondered area to acquisition a resort to bolt afterimage of these aberrant but ambiguous animals. Luckily for us, an associate in Selingan Island brought us to the buyer of a resort that was advancing achievement who acquiescently accommodated us and brought us alone a few anxiety abroad from a array of monkeys who gamely displayed their antics and aback airish for our cameras. The final stop was the Sepilok orangutan sanctuary, where, Cristi had a actual abutting appointment with an orangutan who acquiescently and acclaim stroked her hair. Not alone were we absorbed with these affable creatures but were additionally afraid at the assortment of birds that we saw and heard accustomed in the forest.

Sabah Hotel, Sandakan, Sabah

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