The pristine Selingan Turtle island is a perfect environment for your children to witness one of the nature’s greatest phenomenons. In fact, it is one of the few destination in the world where turtles arrive 365 days of the year.

Approximately 40 km north of Sandakan, lies the largest turtle conservation project in Sabah. The whole protected area of turtle conservation is around 1740 hectares wide, which consist of Selingan island, Bakungan Kecil island and Gulisan island. It is a significant nesting location for the endangered turtle species, particularly the green turtles [ Chelonia Mydas ] and the hawksbill turtles [Eretmochelys Imbricata]. However, only Selingan island is open to the public for a chance to experience the remarkable beginning of the turtle’s life cycle.

Last reviewed: April 8, 2020

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