TURTLE ISLAND BORNEO – THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO VISITING PULAU SELINGAN
If you’re planning a trip to Borneo, visiting Turtle Island (Pulau Selingan) off the Eastern coast of Borneo will be one of the highlights of your trip. Part of Sabah National Park, Turtle Island is one of three islands dedicated to green and hawksbill turtle conservation, and the only island which permits visitors to view turtles nesting and hatchlings being released.
Three tiny islands in the Sulu Sea off the east coast of Borneo make up Turtle Island National Park. The Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak are situated in North Borneo (off the north east coast of Sabah), 40km north from Sabah’s second city, Sandakan, where you’ll find Turtle Island or in Malaysian, Pulau Selingan.
The beaches of these three islands are visited every night of the year by two endangered turtle species, the green turtle and the hawksbill. You are pretty much guaranteed to see turtles nesting!