April 22, 2017

3024 MALAYSIA (Sabah) - Tun Sakaran Marine Park

3024 Tun Sakaran Marine Park - Aerial view of Bodgaya
and Boheydulang islands

Located off the east coast of Sabah, at the entrance of Darvel Bay, Tun Sakaran Marine Park, also known as Semporna Islands Park, consists of the islands of Bodgaya, Boheydulang, Sabangkat, and Salakan, the sand cays of Maiga, Sibuan, and Mantabuan, and the patch reefs of Church and Kapikan. There are approximately 2,000 people living within the park, most of whom consist of the nomadic Bajau Laut (Sea Gypsies) people, who live in stilt houses and houseboats in and around the marine park.

Bodgaya is the largest island of the park, with 8km long and 1.5km wide. Hilly, with three peaks, the highest being Mt. Bodgaya (455m), it has forest and the coastal areas are fringed with mangroves. Boheydulang is the second-largest island, and offers fantastic views from its 353m peak. The three islands of Bodgaya, Bohey Dulang and Tetagan form a semicircle that was originally part of a big volcanic crater but is now a beautiful turquoise lagoon fringed with coral reefs.

About the stamp
The stamp is part of the series Traditional Dances, issued on February 3, 2016. All stamps has the same face value (0.60 MYR).
• Tarian Cempoka Sari
• Tarian Reben
• Tarian Odissi
• Tarian Magunatip - It's on the postcard 3024
• Tarian Rejang Be'uh

Tun Sakaran Marine Park - Wikipedia
Tun Sakaran Marine Park - Sipadan.com

Sender: Lau Lai Mun (direct swap)
Sent from Petaling Jaya (Selangor / Malaysia), on 28.02.2017
Photo: Michael Patrick Wong 

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