Pulau Tiga is the largest of the three islands that make up Pulau Tiga Park. Its beautiful landscape and unspoilt natural environment attracted CBS TV Network of the USA to use it as the main location for its first ever episode of the popular 'Survivor' Programme, dubbing it the 'Survivor Island'.
This island was formed through the eruption of several mud volcanoes. The last explosion happened in 1941 and since then, the volcanoes have remained relatively passive. Several small mud volcanoes spewing cool, mineral-rich mud can still be found near the summit of the island.
The notion that this mineral-rich mud is good for your skin makes mud-bathing a must-do activity. For nature lovers, Pulau Tiga's lush green jungle serves as a soothing backdrop, while its fine, white-sand beaches and the clear unpolluted waters are a wonder to behold.
The coral reefs encircling the island are home to many species of fish and other marine life. Among the activities that await you here are diving, non-motorised water sports, trekking, bird- watching and more.
From Kota Kinabalu, drive 140km south to Kuala Penyu at the Klias Peninsula, then board a boat to the islands. By Boat or Ferry The islands are 18km away and about 45 minutes by boat. Some tour agents also organise tours and ferry services to the islands.
Who To Contact
Sabah Tourism Office Phone: +6088-248 698/ 211 732
Visit website: http://www.sabahtourism.com/