Pualu Mabul Island. Several kids have fun fishing Sipadan Water Village Resort is a beautiful building
A diver on the beach of the island of Mabul Pualu next to the nearby Sipadan Water Village Resort. The reefs around Mabul have a great reputation for its great bio-diversity. One of the best dive sites is the Wall of Lobsters. Pualu Mabul Island. Several kids have fun fishing along the banks located in the fishing village. Mabul is a tiny village of fishermen living in wooden houses with pillars built directly on the reef, like a stilt, joined together through wooden walkways running through the life of the people, with shops, school ... Sipadan Water Village Resort is a beautiful building with Bajau architectural design. Part of the Mabul Island is also home to the Bajau fishermen who build their boxes traditionally braided palm leaves. The Bajau Laut, the only nomadic tribe of sea gypsies who spend their lives in water. Over the years, some have opted for a more sedentary life in villages in an ancient anchorage as Mabul.
Pualu Mabul. Children walking on the sand near the fishermen's huts. Sabah. Fishing village on the island of Mabul. Mabul is arguably one of the riches single destinations for exotic small marine life anywhere in the world. Flamboyant cuttlefish, blue-ringed octopus, mimic octopus and bobtail squids are just some of the numerous types of cephalopods to be found on Mabul's reef. The sight of harlequin shrimp feeding on sea stars and boxer crabs waving their tiny anemone pompoms are just a small example of the endless species of crustaceans. Gypsy village on Mabul Island near the island of Sipadan. Sidapan Island was declared a natural park and its beaches are the place for laying eggs of green turtles. Sidapan dives are known for its vertical and its abundant pelagic fauna.
Boats resting beside the sand on the island of Pulau Mabul, paradise for divers and inhabited by gypsies of the sea. Mabul is especially known for its proximity to the island of Sipadan (Malaysia). A boy plays in the sea near the fishing town of Roma on the island of Pulau Mabul. Boats used by the inhabitants of the island of Mabul for fishing. This island attract thousands of divers each year to be considered one of the most privileged of the world for its diversity of seafloor.
The inhabitants of the island of Mabul, sea gypsies, share their territory with some hotels for divers. Some house boats used by fishermen from the island of Mabul Pualu. Some local children swim in the beachfront of Pulau Mabul, next to a resort which hosted some of the Subrina each year flock to this place.
Diving in Sipadan  Sipadan is recognized as the best place for diving in Malaysia and among the best in the world. Sipadan is the only oceanic island in Malaysia, rising 600 m from the seabed. It was formed over thousands of years by living corals growing on an extinct volcano. Four divers were preparing for a dive near the island of Pulau Mabul, in Turtle Tomb. A place of legend and fame. This cave offers a grand entrance to 21 feet deep, encloses dozens of skeletons of turtles, which for years was thought came to this place to die, similar to the legend of the elephant burial grounds. Even now, scientists have broken the spell of the legend, showing that they are just turtles that were lost inside the cave and suffocated to death. Several divers begin a dip in the vicinity of the island of Mabul, the House Reef. This dive site is directly across from the resort Mabul Water Bungalows, and is accessible from your own pier or boat, if it is housed in another facility. At first glance it seems a point of no great interest, with a sandy bottom and a regular visibility, but within seconds of being immersed we realize that this immersion is the best in Mabul, but at the same time the most peculiar we can perform. Already under the pier will see many juvenile batfish, scrawled file fish, lionfish, crocodile fish and boxfish. Divers on one of the dive sites near the resorts at Lobster Wall. Small coral wall, perfect for afternoon and night dives. Alcyonarians hundreds of blue hanging on the wall give it a distinctive look. It's a dive to look for small animals, such as the clown frogfish, various types of crustaceans, tens of nudibranchs and the ever elusive Ocellated lionfish.
Fishing boats along the pier on Pulau Mabul. Its inhabitants, mostly Filipino immigrants, are engaged in fishing. A fisherman in the town of Semporna, the operational base for divers and divers who are diving in Sabah. Mabul Island offers accommodation to the beach for divers.
A fishing boat leaving the port of Semporna. In the distance you can see the mosque in Semporna. The only interesting building in Semporna is the mosque, pure white, contrasting with its surroundings, particularly with the market, medium built over the water. The fishing boats leave and enter the port of Semporna continuously, as do those of transporting divers to Pulau Mabul and Pulau Sipadam. A fisherman on a boat in the port of Semporna. Borneo.
Views from the Hotel Dragon Inn in Semporna. It occupies most of the SOCT, and hosts several log cabins, apparently simple, but they are very well built and their VIP rooms, bungalow-style round, are a delight. A fisherman out to sea in a tiny boat from the port of Semporna. From Dragon Inn Hotel can see the ships entering and leaving the port of Semporna ..
At sunset sea views from the Hotel Dragon Inn are almost unbeatable. Sunset in Semporna. Hotel Dragon Inn. Gateway to dive towards the nearby islands of Pulau Sipadan and Pulau Mabul. The sun is hiding in Semporna. Image taken from the Hotel Dragon Inn.
Interior Gateway Hotel Dragon Inn in Semporna. Eastern Sabah. A girl looking at one of the canals. Hotel Dragon in in Semporna. Built on the sea Semporna, Dragon Inn Resort offers floating thatched roofs. The structural design of the hotel makes the guests feel like they are in a traditional village on the Bajau water. Floating Restaurant Hotel Dragon Inn. Dragon Inn is a resort island itself. Opened in 1985, is a popular stop for travelers heading to the famous Sipadan and Mabul. Resort offers a very distinguished experience of many places in Malaysia can offer. The rooms are built on stilts and have a spectacular view of the ocean, Bajau Laut of lepa boats and sunsets.
Two local women walk along the pier of Semporna. A Malay family in one of the gateways to the Hotel Dragon Inn. Semporna. Eastern Sabah. A teenage girl walking on the catwalks of Hotel Dragon Inn in Semporna, a place full of diving agencies, such as sQuba Junkie.
A fisherman poses for the camera in the port of Semporna, the gateway to Sipadan. Sipadan is well known: the walls with huge schools of barracuda and jacks, turtles and white tip sharks and occasional dull moment blankets and hammers. It is expensive (about 150 euros a day with 3 dives) but it's worth. Some operators (Chang, among others) are not recommended by the material in poor condition and the passivity of their dive masters. Borneo Divers Scuba Junkie and are the best, but often have reservations Sipadan busy for months. One of the many restaurants in Semporna where we can test the delicioasa Malaysian food. The tables by the sea in one of the restaurants in Semporna. Fishing boats can be moored port in a port in the back of the photograph.
Orangutans at the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sepilok. Eastern Sabah. An orangutan hanging from a tree in the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sepilok. Sabah. Sepilok is located about 45 km drive from the town of Sandakan in Sabah. Sepilok is known for the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sepilok. This center receives each day's visit at least three hundred tourists, but also Sepilok has a number of other important attractions. The orangutan center is located in the Reserve Kabili-Sepilok Forest, an area of virgin forest of 43 square kilometers on the outskirts of Sandakan Bay. The reserve is a special area of birds, over 250 species.  It's eleven in the morning, and one of the workers orangutan rehabilitation center The Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine, located just outside Tanjung Puting National Park on the island of Borneo (Indonesia), enters the office to inform forest that police have just arrived with two new baby orangutan confiscated. In his truck carrying a wooden box. Through planks bewildered eyes see two young orangutans, one male and one female, hugging. They look younger than they are because they are very thin, but should not have more than two years. Liwagu Trail. Kinabalu Hike Nationa Park. Kinabalu National Park or Taman Negara Kinabalu, located 88 km from the city of Kota Kinabalu in the federal state of Sabah, on the west coast of the island of Borneo, Malasia.Fundado in 1964 is one of the first national parks Malaysia, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. Covering an area of 75,370 protected hectares surrounding the Monte Kinabalu.Tiene a variety of habitats, lowland tropical rain forests, tropical mountain forest, subalpine forest and low vegetation at higher elevations. He was appointed Diversity Center for Southeast Asian flora and exceptionally rich in species, such as flora of the Himalayas, China, Australia and Malaysia, and pan-tropical vegetation. Torrent and Laura Santi Molins de Tordera.
Borneo jungle is more liable each day, and what was once a primary forest is making strides towards palm plantations for palm oil processing, used in the first world as boicombustible. The Iban are a number of tribes spread over the jungles of Borneo , vertebrate rivers around , trying to maintain a lifestyle ancestral . The Jungle in this area is one of the most dense in the world , consists of tropical rainforests that harbor many plant and animal species , one of the most important the Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus ) or Man of the Forest ( the Malay Orang Hutam ) which finds one of its last strongholds global and wild species . The importance of this ape with reddish hair and long arms who serve perfectly to scroll through the trees , where they spend most of time, still , among the great apes , the most arboreal , lies in its remarkable intelligence , is one of the few animals that can use tools provided regularly for food , in its scarcity, since it is in danger of extinction, the instability of their populations, as they depend largely on the conservation of their habitat is made , the tropical rainforests, which like the Amazon in South America, are under constant and indiscriminate logging , and illegal capture by poachers to sell them as pets. Proboscis monkeys jumping from tree to tree on the slopes of the Kinabatangan River. Some monkeys proboscis on the tops of the trees in the Kinabatangan River
Interior Gomantong caves. Borneo. Eastern Sabah. Torrent and Laura Santi Molins. Tombs inside Gomantong caves. 100 km. Sandakan Gomantong Caves, located on limestone hills around the lower Kinabatangan, made famous by the amount of edible nests, made from the saliva of the birds housed there. These nests are known for their medicinal properties between the local Chinese community and are harvested rattan and bamboo instruments, arranging them on a ladder hanging over 30 m. above the cave floor. After collection, between February and April and between July and September, "the nests are submerged in water to remove mud and feathers, leaving them clean. Then sold to the local Chinese community and are exported to many parts of the world: up to $ 2000 per kilo have come to pay. The collection is tightly controlled by a licensing system. Large numbers of bats living inside the caves of Gomantong. These caves, located on limestone hills around the lower Kinabatangan, made famous by the quantity of edible birds nests that house. These nests are known for their medicinal properties between the local Chinese community, and are harvested rattan and bamboo instruments, arranging them on a ladder hanging over 30 m. above the cave floor.
A vendor outside the Sandakan market. Eastern Sabah. Hotel Kinabalu Rose Cabin. Kinabalu National Park. Houses located on the side of a mountain in the Kinabalu National Park. Kinabalu National Park is located in Sabah, a region in the northeast of the island of Borneo (Malaysia). It occupies an area of 754 km2 and an altitude of 4090 meters is the highest mountain in Borneo, and one of the richest biological areas on the planet (there have been about 700 different species of orchids). Much of the flora of this mountain is Kinabalu endemic and not found anywhere else in the world.
Ships laden with timber travel the waters of Sungai Kinabatangan. Sukau. Pier at Sungai Kinabatangan River. Homestay Walai Miso experiential tourism. Sukau. Eastern Sabah.
  Pier at Sungai Kinabatangan River.