Marine safeguardTun Mustapha Park, Malaysia
It’s the largest marine protected area in Malaysia and below the glistening turquoise surface, Tun Mustapha Park plays home to coral reefs, mangroves, dugongs, sea turtles, sharks and more than 360 species of fish.
It took almost 13 years to protect this colourful undersea world, but now, using a mixed approach to satisfy marine conservation, local communities and fishing industries, it’s intended to boost biodiversity over the next decade.
Covering more than one million hectares, it’s the largest marine park in Malaysia, encompassing more than 50 islands across the Kudat, Pita and Kota Marudu districts, from where travellers can swim, snorkel and dive to get up close and personal with the inhabitants of the deep.
- The largest marine park in Malaysia
- 50 island to explore, swim, snorkel and dive
- Getting up close and personal with the dugongs, sea turtles, sharks and more than 360 species of fish
- The second largest concentration of coral reefs is found in Malaysia
- If you suffer from selachophobia (fear of sharks).
Don’t worry, there’s only bamboo, black-tip, and reef sharks…will only
give you a little nip
Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia provide daily direct flights to Sabah from Kuala Lumpur.