Saturday, February 22, 2014

..Hiatus in Borneo.. Part 2

Chasing a little green turtle around Mabul Island, Sabah Malaysian Borneo

Second part of my adventures in Borneo!

After Mount Kinabalu we wanted to take a break from the rain forest and its tropical atmosphere, so we went near Samporna and Mabul island on the east cost... to dive with turtles and lots of different fish !

Lion fish, trigger fish, crocodile fish, parrot fish, etc.
It's like all the animal names have been used for fish as well!

You can also encounter big barracudas and sharks near Sipadan island but I skipped this part, I'd rather stay with those lovely turtles.

Some of them were huge!

A friend lended me his Gopro camera !! Click on play to launch this video on my Instagram, the quality is not that great but I hope the magic still operates... so relaxing to watch a turtle swim!

Borneo is the third-largest island in the world and the largest island of Asia. At the geographic centre of Maritime Southeast Asia, in relation to major Indonesian islands, it is located north of Java, west of Sulawesi, and east of Sumatra.

The island is divided among three countries: Brunei and Malaysia on the north, and Indonesia to the south. Approximately 73% of the island is Indonesian territory. In the north, the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, along with the federal territory of Labuan, make up about 26% of the island. The sovereign state of Brunei, located on the north coast, comprises about 1% of Borneo's land area. Borneo is home to one of the oldest rainforests in the world.