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This shot was taken from the boat as it approached the island in late afternoon sun. A workshop here to show perspective view.

Maiga island is about 1 hour boat ride off the coast of Semporna town in Sabah. Along the boat ride, you will see clear blue/green water and below it, the coral and sea weeds. The island has a small population of sea Bajau people who live in wooden houses built on stilts in water. They make a living off the sea.

When we landed in this island, it was late afternoon and very hot. Walking around the island's sandy beach takes about 50 minutes. During low tide, you can see the coconut trees along a clean stretch of sandy beach all around. Size of island - you can guess right?

The islanders are very friendly and simple people. I find the island very natural and unspoiled. It is simply fascinating that the world here is so much different, just 1 hour away from the mainland. You will get to see real basic human lifestyle, what could have been a long time ago. A very educational trip to see this island.

Thank you for viewing. Regards, Bill

p/s I thank Sabah's Rabani, Ramdan and Fadzil for meeting and bringing us around Kundasang, Ranau and Poring. Especially grateful to Rabani for his guides to places, in particular this Maiga Island.

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