So… everyone goes to Manukan and Sapi Islands, according to the travel log book at the harbour. Somehow I feel the urge to blog about other islands, so this time I was going to Mamutik Island. Last time I went there I was a little boy. I couldn’t even recall how the island looks like.
When I was waiting for the boat, it was quite amusing to hear all the foreigner tourists always asked the same questions, “Here got shark or not?” “Have pirate or not?” FYI, yes, Sabah got sharks, but only the small small a few feet one. As long as the guys don’t expose their “sausage” under the water, they should be safe.
Same as other islands, the water at Mamutik Island is crystal clear but it is quite deep. The sea wave is quite rough, about 0.5 to 2 feet high. Strong enough to carry you away if you sleep too near to the sea. Probably that’s why not many family bring their kids there, for safety concern. 80%+ of the tourists there were there for diving.
There are not many tourists and noisy children around, so this island is quiet. The sea wave is strong (loud sound), so you can have a very private dimension with the nature, relax and listening to the sea. I also explore the jungle trail of this island. It took about 30 minutes. Well, I didn’t experience anything very interesting there. There was something pee on my head from the tree but I couldn’t see what it was… FYI, there is no leech in the forest of islands. The only blood sucker is the mosquitoes and hundreds of them were attacking me in the forest there. This island also got Monitor Lizard.
I have visited all 5 islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park (namely, Gayana, Manukan, Mamutik, Sapi, and Sulug). Hmm… Mamutik Island gave me the least “surprise”. I mean nothing particularly remarkable. Actually it scores average overall, it is only lack of something that can make it unique and special. However, I didn’t try the snorkelling and diving there, so there might be some other cool things that I didn’t discover. This is not a formal review, so you may just view my blog as a personal comment.