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Manukan Island is the most popular and busiest among those other islands within the TAR Park. It is also the 2nd biggest island in TAR Park and it has a long stretch white beach. It’s the only island apart from the Gaya Island that has complete basic facilities and amenities, such as restaurant, cafe, chalets for those who wanted to stay overnight, camping sites and shower facilities. Manukan as well has a lot of water activities to offer.
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Attraction: Beach and water activities, long white sandy beach, snorkelling, jungle trekking, camping, etc. There is a package for island hopping too, just check at the Jesselton Jetty, there are many tour agents booth that offer different types or product and services.
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Entry Fee: Boat transfer is RM30/roundtrip plus small entry fee to the island applies too for conservation purposes. There are tour package that covers boat transfer, entrance fee, lunch meal, snorkelling gear and guide services which cost almost the same if you were to arrange the whole things yourself. Camping is allowed too and charges apply.
Getting there: Get a boat from Jesselton Point, it’s only 20 minutes journey by boat.
Location: Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (TAR Park) Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Further reading: Mysabah.com
Tags: Visit Sabah, Sabah Tourism, Visit Kota Kinabalu, beach, ocean, islands, jesselton, tropical paradise, manukan, TAR Park, Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park