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|Monday June 16, 2014
Kunak kidnap: "Don't disturb my wife. I will follow you"
Chan , who was abducted by two men, shouted at the abductors to leave his wife alone before he was taken away.
Fish breeder Chan Sai Chiun, 32, from Perak, and a worker of
Suluk descent, identified as Mazlan in his 20s, were abducted from
the fish farm at Kampung Sapang, west of Pulau Timbun Mata by armed
men about 12.40am. Monday June 16, 2014.
Malaysian Police have launched a hunt for two Filipino gunmen and
their two victims as the east coast of Sabah reeled over a third
kidnapping within three months.
This and several other cases of terrorists cross-border
kidnapping of Sabahan were humiliating Malaysian.
BorneoPost Online :
Kunak kidnap: Suspected accomplice questioned amid claims of RM12mil
|Tabawan Island is the highest and largest of a group of heavily
wooded islands lying in the southwest quadrant of Darvel Bay (Telukan
Lahad Datu), Sabah.
It has dual volcanic peaks, and is 275 meters at its highest point. On the south side of the island there is a small bay, or inlet, quite deep, at 25 to 35 meters.
It is about 7.25 kilometers from Batik Island, which lies to the southeast. The whole island not much sandy beach but full with green forest trees, mangroves and plants.
Goat, wild boars, birds & even otters living on the island and can easy to seen.
Near to House Reef where can seen beautiful reefs thanks to Pearls Firm, Fish Firm, Forestry Department and Enforcement units well protect and taking care the area.
Go Diving or snorkeling must only go thought one newly tour company for looking after. It best to have only one island one resort for control and conservation.
Contact Sulawesi Sea Safari can arrange booking there. Below pictures are taken recently at the Tabawan Island!! Enjoy It!!!
Ex War Japanese Tunnel
Underground tunnel built by the Japanese during WWII
An Eight kilometer long tunnel that branches into four
directions is located within the grounds of the Sime Darby plantation. The
site of the tunnel is about 12 kilometer from Kunak town.
There are 6 crude palm oil mills in Kunak
Pengkalan Kunak is the jetty area 2 km from the new Kunak town. A single road lined by wooden shop houses leading to jetty and wet market.
Fishing boats moor here. At this jetty also the wet fish market and meat market.
More about Kunak Waterfront
In 2002, a 76-bed government hospital was built in the town.
the same year, a new highway linking Kunak to the town of Semporna was also open.
Those driving from Kota Kinabalu to Semporna can save 20Km distance
using this short cut in Kunak.
Madai Waterfall in
This 40-metre high waterfall
in the Madai Baturong Forest Reserve is popular among locals and
Madai Caves is another important place for birds' nests. The village at the entrance of the largest cave comes alive twice a year when the Idahan community comes to harvest the birds' nests from various parts of the caves. It is a special communal event, almost like a festival. The harvesting is a dramatic event with the men risking their lives to pries precious nests from the cave roof. Nowadays, the harvesters are hired. The Idahans have held their rights to the Madai Caves for over 20 generations.
More about edible birds' nest.
In August 2000, after offering special sacrifices and prayers, the Idahans gave
permission for the teams of the world's toughest endurance race, the
Eco-Challenge Sabah 2000, to enter the Caves, climb the rattan-ladders and do
the flying fox from its summit, down to the jungles below.
|Madai - Baturong Forest Reserve
|16th April, 2010
Japanese tunnel the hidden attraction
“One of the attractions in Kunak
that even the locals is not aware is the underground tunnel built by
the Japanese during WWII,”
Susilo told Bernama in Kunak Town.
New Sabah Times
|Kunak is a town located in east coast of Sabah. It was formerly
a sub-district administered under the Lahad Datu District Office, but achieved
its status as a full district on 1st June, 1981.
Its population was estimated at 39,800 in 1991. The population is mainly Bajau and Buginese,
There is also a sizeable Chinese population, involved in the running of most shops in the town. Many are also landowners who cultivate oil palms. There are also Chinese primary and secondary schools.
A resettlement scheme for Cocos Islanders is situated a few kilometers away, near Giram Oil Palm Estate (Golden Hope Berhad).
A jetty is situated about 5 km from the town, in an area named Pengkalan Kunak. A single road lined by wooden shop houses leads to the jetty and wet market.
In 2002, a 76-bed government hospital was built in the town. At around the same time, a new highway linking Kunak to the town of Semporna was also opened.
(Vergin Jungle Reserve)
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