Sapi Island, one of the five islands under the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is only a 10-minute boar ride from the jetty located in the hotel we stayed. In order to avoid the tourists’ peak time, we took the earliest boat at 8:00 am. We could fully enjoy swimming in the blue water of the South China Sea and the colorful marine life when snorkelling with few people around us, which was very nice.
School of fish. Countless number of fish are in schools.
Small jungle trecking in Sapi island. After that we explored the little trail by ourselves. Unfortunately, we could not see any animals but Takao had found a feather of hornbill. Local people said that there lives only a couple of hornbill in the island, that means we are vary lucky. From the length of the feather (21 cm), I can tell hornbill is such a huge bird.
Animal trail. More and more tourists were brought to the island by 10:00 am’s boat because BBQ lunch is arranged on the beach at noon. The beach has become noisy and we returned to our hotel by 11:00 am’s boat.
A feather of Hornbill bird found in the trecking.
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Evening on the sea. This photo has nothing to do with the Sapi Island but I want to show you this beautiful landscape of sunset.
Our destination of this year was Sabah, Borneo in East Malaysia which is well known as a place of ancient rainforest and as a treasury of wild animals and rare plants. Since our trip was just for six days we could not explorer the whole area. We see neither Orang-Utang nor Rafflesia this time. We will come back to KK…
The Park encompasses an area of 754 sq. km .has one of the most diverse flora and fauna populations in the world and is home to innumerable species of exotic plants, including the Pitcher Plant. There is a Canopy Walkway, a suspension bridge 200 feet above ground suspended between the tops of the trees. Originally built for research purposes, the Walkway is open to tourists so that they can enjoy a better view of the rainforests.
The Mount Kinabalu
The focal point of the park is Mt. Kinabalu, with its highest point that stands at 4,095.2 m above the sea level.
Rainforest Treetop Walkway
I was not afraid of the height, because I grew up living in a high-rise apartment. Takao, on the other hand, was very much afraid of the height and he became stuck in the middle of the Walkway.
Takao, shaking in the middle of the Walkway.
Never look down ! A photo taken from the Walkway.
The Park Garden
We attended an educational tour, during which we observed various kinds of plants.
Wild Bananas. Not good for eating.
Pitcher Plant. Extraordinary carnivorous plants, which supplement their diet by catching and digesting insects.
Jack Fruit. One of famous tropical fruits.
Wild Orchid. There are estimated 1,000 species of Orchid in the park.