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   Pulau Tiga Park was gazetted in 1978 as it represent a unique ecosystem with its island flora and fauna and a fringing coral reef almost around the whole island. It consist of three islands Pulau Tiga, Pulau Kalampunian Besar and Pulau Kalampunian Damit (Snake Island).
   Each island has its special features. Under the Park Enactment the islands and the surrounding area consisting of 15,864 hectares is protected. This State Park is created to protect the natural environment including the coral reefs, marine life, terrestrial flora and fauna and other ecological and natural presence on the island. As such stringent rules and regulations must be observed by anyone using the area. Notices are strategically placed around the island warning the people about such restrictions.
   The group of islands lie about 50 kilometers due west-southwest of Kota Kinabalu and due northwest of Kuala Penyu about 15 km away from which boats can be taken to reach the island.
 
Pulau Tiga
   Pulau Tiga is the biggest of the three islands. The geological formation of this island is that it was formed from the eruption of several mud volcanoes, whose combination of subterranean gas pressure expelled muddy sediments, which have built-up this island to its present height of more then 100 m above sea level. Several active bubbling mud volcanoes can still be seen on the island and this mineral rich mud is good for skin makes mud bathing a must-do activity in this island.
   This island has a collection of flora that is not found on other islands or even on the mainland in one location. Its thick growth supports a vast array of fauna which includes numerous birds most famous and sought after is the mound building incubator bird or megapodes ("Megapodus Freycinet", a curious chicken-like creature that produces a cat-like meow sound), several species of mammals, a variety of reptiles and amphibians and a myriad of insects.
   Around the island especially the southern and eastern portion are found fringing coral reefs through which one could snorkel and scuba dive among a kaleidoscope of colours and forms for hours. About 132 species of fishes representing 62 genera in 32 Families have been identified around these reefs.
   Pulau Tiga has attracted CBS Reality Game Show " SURVIVOR " to use this island as the main location of the popular ‘Survivor’ TV Programme in 1999, dubbed as ‘Survivor Island’. Props for the first episode can still be seen around the Island.
 
Pulau Kalampunian Damit
   Pulau Kalampunian Damit is a small island covered in thick vegetation, sandstone, limestone, shale and is home to hundreds of the amphibious sea snakes.
   As an island it is unique, for it is a breeding site for the amphibious sea snake (sea kraits) that can be easily found resting under rocks, in cracks or on trees all over the island. They usually rest during the day and swim back into the ocean at night. Although their venom is deadly, they have a relatively small mouth and are actually very timid. They can be dangerous only when mishandled or stepped on.
   The island was featured twice: first in a 1992 Oxford Film documentary film titled Eagle and the Snake and again in CBS' Survivor series shot in 1999. Its surrounding natural environment and native inhabitants are protected by the Government, and a special permit is required to visit it.
 
Pulau Kalampunian Besar
   Pulau Kalampunian Besar is a small sand cay built up from unconsolidated coral fragments popular with the many species of birds including the Megapodes, the Great Crested Terns, pigeons and sea eagles.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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