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The Largest Marine Park in Sabah.

Tun Sakaran Marine Park
(Semporna Islands Park)

The largest marine park in Sabah.
Comprises of eight islands—Bohey Dulang, Bodgaya, Tetagan, Sebangkat, Selakan, Maiga, Sibuan and Mantabuan.

Tun Sakaran Marine Park

"The most romantic of the British North Borneo Company's possessions is doubtless that lying between Silam in Darvel Bay and Batu Tinagat in Sibuco Bay.

Here turquoise blue seas are dotted with innumerable fantastic shaped islands, spotted with verdure and fringed with white sandy beaches, and coral reefs bearing Pearls, Pearl shells, Beche-de-Mer and other valuable sea products are seen lying fathoms deep in its pellucid waters."

K.P. Tabrett


Tun Sakaran Marine Park
Protected Species

Disturbance, damage or collection of any of the species or groups below is strictly prohibited anywhere in the TSMP

Reef corals, All species with a calcareous skeleton.

Sea snakes (all species)
Sea fans, sea whips, black corals
Dolphins (all species)
Monitor lizard
Marine turtles (all species) including eggs
Coconut crab
Otters (all species)
Horseshoe crab
Nautilus species
All bat species
All forest birds

Tun Sakaran Marine Park

Tun Sakaran Marine Park (Semporna Islands Park)

The Tun Sakaran Marine Park encompasses eight islands and is the largest marine park in Sabah . It is only marine protected area in Sabah to include private land and to cater for various types of resource use not permitted in other marine parks.

Special provisions were included in the Gazette Notice to ensure that people’s rights were guaranteed. These are as follows:

1- All registered grants or titles in all the islands shall be retained and shall not be acquired by the Government.

2- The native customary rights which exists in all islands involved is recognised and shall not be disturbed. The claimant of the native customary rights may apply for the land in accordance to section 15 and 16 of the Land Ordinance.

3- All existing graveyards areas in all islands shall be retained as Muslim graveyard and shall not be affected by this declaration. The Government shall provide an estimated allocation to fence and maintain the existing graveyard in all islands.

4- One representative of heir from each island involved shall be appointed as Trustee of Tun Sakaran Marine Park.

5- Every development made in any islands shall involve the title owner or any legally identified claimant of native customary rights in the island and the development made will not cause their land to be acquired, and

6- Any form of development made either by an individual or joint venture with a developer shall be referred to Sabah Parks for comment and approval so that it is in accordance to the tourism concept of Sabah Parks.

The management aims for the Park are to:

-protect the environment
-safeguard livelihoods
-promote sustainable use of natural resources
-encourage environmentally-sensitive development
-build public awareness about the importance of the Park

Languages Spoken: English and  Bahasa Malaysia



Tun Sakaran Marine Park (Semporna Islands Park)

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