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  • Arrival at Tunku Abdul Rahman National Marine Park, a 5-island tropical park just offshore from Sabah's capital city, Kota Kinabalu width:500;;height:348
  • Official entrance to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park on Manukan Island width:500;;height:359
  • Manukan Island beach and campground area. I camped there for 3 days, snorkeling around the pretty reefs, suntanning, and enjoying spectacular views of distant Mt. Kinabulu and Kota Kinabalu city's vibrant night lights. width:500;;height:347
  • Rafflesia Information Center and forest, located in central Sabah, about one hour from K.K. I visited the center, learned all about Rafflesia, the world's largest flower, and hired a guide to take me through the jungle to see the giant flowers. width:500;;height:321
  • Rafflesia, the world's largest flower. I was super lucky that they were in bloom when I visited. My guide showed me several wild Rafflesia. width:500;;height:374
  • Here I am face to face with Rafflesia. The woody flowers are more like mushrooms in texture. width:500;;height:396
  • Here's an upclose shot for perspective on size of the world's largest flower. width:500;;height:354
  • I spent a day riding Sabah's historic North Borneo Railway. width:500;;height:357
  • Sabah's Botanical Garden, called the Agricultural Park, has scenic lakes, orchid gardens, and landscaped gardens. I camped there 2 nights, entirely for free! width:500;;height:357
  • Here's another view of one of the landscaped lakes at Sabah Agricultural Park, where I camped for 2 nights. The park was closed one day, so I had it entirely to myself! width:500;;height:348
  • Roadside view of Mt. Kinabalu, Sabah's highest mountain. Hiking Mt. Kinabalu is one of Sabah's most popular tourist activities. I managed to avoid the guided trek and climbed up by myself. :) width:640;;height:373
  • Another view of Mt. Kinabalu from the gorgeous park headquarter's lodge. width:500;;height:343
  • Hiking jungle trails at Kinabalu National Park, en route to the summit. width:500;;height:355
  • Canopy walk at Poring Hot Springs, about 40 km from Kinabalu NP width:260;;height:400
  • Another shot of the canopy walk at Poring Hot Springs width:500;;height:470
  • Scuba diving boat for my dive trip from Semporna to Sipadan Island. width:500;;height:357
  • Approach to Mabul Island, with its luxury resort width:500;;height:337
  • View of Mabul Island from resort pier width:640;;height:354
  • Approaching Mabul Island, on the villagers' end of the island width:500;;height:337
  • Local Mabul Island village houses, built out over the sea width:500;;height:362
  • Famous Sipadan Island width:500;;height:334
  • Entryway to Dragon Inn Floating Resort in Semporna,where I stayed for one week while diving to Sipadan and Mabul Islands width:500;;height:346
  • One of the guest lounging areas at Dragon Inn Floating Resort width:500;;height:357
  • Returning to the Borneo mainland from a Sipadan diving trip width:640;;height:380
  • Bajau Laut village at Semporna. The 'sea gypsies' have built their lovely wood homes on stilts and walkways out over the sea on the edge of Semporna city width:500;;height:353
  • Another view of the Bajau Laut 'sea gypsies' village width:500;;height:357
  • View from sea of Bajau Laut villages near Semporna width:640;;height:384
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