Smiley Island of Sabah

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Visitors who take a flight to Kota Kinabalu (KK), capital of Sabah, would not want to miss the aerial view of beautiful islands when their plane approaches the city. If you are lucky, you will see that our islands are smiling at you.

Gaya Island and water villages
You won’t miss Gaya Island and the water villages, as Gaya is the largest island near KK.

Gaya Island
The “similing” islands are just next to Gaya Island (see yellow arrow).

view from window seat
Depending on your luck, your plane may or may not pass by “Smiley Island”.

Smiley Island
You can only see it when the angle is right. I saw it when my flight departed from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur.

Smiley Island
If you are at the window seat, you would be greeted by our Smiley Islands.

Manukan, Mamutik and Sulug Island
This Smiley Island is formed by 3 islands in Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, namely Manukan Island (Pulau Manukan), Mamutik Island (Pulau Mamutik) and Sulug Island (Pulau Sulug).

Anyone wants to guess what are the islands below?

Next time get a window seat. 🙂

Photos taken in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia Borneo

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4 Responses

  1. Abba1985 says:

    So I won’t c it from china directly to kk

  2. Murphy says:

    It’s still possible if you are lucky.

  3. Meitzeu says:

    I saw this before! I can’t remember is it during the flight to Indonesia or HK. :/

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  4. Murphy says:

    I always saw it when the flight did a big U turn on the sea to head to Sabah’s East Coast. 🙂

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