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Pom Pom Island


n unspoiled white sandy beach and relaxing island. Half an hour's from Semporna Town by speedboat



A-2-1, Karamunsing Capital, Lorong Kapital, Block A, 2nd Floor, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Tel: +6088 484 083 Tel: +6088 484 093 Fax: +6088 484 098

Urgent Contact / Booking :
Tel: +6016 815 9979 / +6013 883 3128

Semporna Office

No. 5, Block B, Seafest Fishery Complex, Jalan Causeway, 91307 Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia.
Tel: +6089 781918  Fax: +6089 781918

Built to offer you complete luxury, comfort and privacy, the resort is set within Pom Pom Island's lush green vegetation.

The resort consists of

1) Beach Front Chalets,
2) Garden View Chalets and
3) Water Bungalow/Villa, which are constructed in traditional architecture to blend into the native surroundings without disturbing or removing the islands natural vegetation.

All Chalets are air conditioned, contain private balconies and have an attached bathroom with freshwater supply.

Sipadan Pom Pom Resort is a new and exclusive resort located on Celebes Sea.

“The brothers are believed to have been involved in four kidnapping incidents, with the last involving the shooting dead of a marine policeman and kidnapping of another policeman on July 12, 2014”

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Jalaluddin Abd Rahman told reporters in Semporna on Saturday August 23, 2014

Police have identified the three Muktadil brothers as the key suspects in a series of cross border kidnappings and murders in Sabah’s east coast.

The three brothers are :
1- Nilson Muktadil, in his 30s
2- Badong, in his 40s
3- Unidentified

The trio are believed to have entered into Semporna as illegal immigrants and were probably testing out the strength of the security forces which intercepted them between Tanjung Sirangol and Pulau Maiga on Thursday August 21, 2014. The group, however, managed to escape Malaysian security forces.
The brothers were part of the southern Philippines Tawi Tawi island-based kidnap-for-ransom group that made forays into east coast waters to kidnap victims for ransom.

Nilson had lived in Kg Bangau-Bangau and was believed to be involved in the April 2, 2014 kidnapping of Chinese tourist, Gao Huayun, 29, and Filipino worker Marcy Darawan, 40 from the Singamata Reef Resort off Semporna.

Saturday August 23, 2014 Muktadil brothers behind Sabah kidnappings, say police



Muktadir,the father, was a notorious pirate before his death in the late 1990s.

Muktadir terrorized the Sulu and Celebes seas separating Sabah and the southern Philippines.

His five sons, known as the “Muktadir brothers”, are part of a well-armed family of kidnappers.

Malaysian security forces are hunting them down as they believe the brothers are behind the last four cross-border kidnappings in the east coast of Sabah since November, 2013.



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Eastern Sabah Security Command director general Datuk Mohamad Mentek urged the public not to speculate or link the shooting incident at Pulau Pom Pom near Semporna to the intrusion that happened earlier this year.

Read more: Don't speculate on Pom Pom Island incident, urges Esscom - Latest - New Straits Times


“The duty of looking after the state’s security must be borne by all, including resort operators, caged fish entrepreneurs and society.

“We must know that kidnappings on the east coast of Sabah had taken place since the 1970s.

“So, it is not fair if we only blame ESSCom because before it was set up in April last year, kidnapping incidents here had already taken place,” said Mohd Shafie, who is also Semporna member of parliament.

“The most important thing is how to overcome it (kidnapping). I also warn the community especially the Semporna residents do unite and merge their energies to combat piracy via certain methods and knowledge.

“I also hope the village security and development committees (JKKKs), village heads and even the villagers to become a forward base in maintaining security,”

Rural and Regional Development Minister,
Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal
the opening of the Semporna District Semarak Programme with ESSCom
at Semporna June 21, 2014, Saturday.


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Photo above : Semporna Office near to Jetty

No. 5, Block B, Seafest Fishery Complex, Jalan Causeway, 91307 Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia.
Tel: +6089 781918  Fax: +6089 781918

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