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About Semporna

Semporna, on the southeastern coast of the state of Sabah in Malaysia, is a county in the Tawau District. Semporna means “perfect” in Malay. Mabul Island, an offshore island, is one of Sabah’s best-known tourist destinations. Thanks to its optimal terrain, the area is never affected by typhoons or earthquakes. The waters here are as still and exquisite as in the Garden of Eden. The pine-green sea water is so clear you can see through to the bottom. Sipadan, widely renowned as a heaven for scuba divers, draws diving enthusiasts to pilgrimage here from all over the world.

Popular Attractions in Semporna

Kapalai Island
444 Reviews
Due to years of erosion, Kapalai is technically no longer an island, but rather a sandbar. All buildings on Kapalai are built on stilts that rest on an extensive underwater reef. The island’s only resort, Kapalai Resort, is a perfect destination for weddings and honeymoons. Gazing out over the ocean is like being surrounded by a giant aquarium, as crystal clear waters provide a breathtaking view all the way to the sandy bottom.
Mabul Island
571 Reviews
Mabul Island is a beach island located in northeastern Semporna and is one of the most famous diving spots in the world. The average traveler comes here to experience water sports such as swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. There are also a variety of holiday homes and houseboats around the island. Visitors can look at all the different colors of coral, fish and starfish the ocean has to offer.
Pom Pom Island
201 Reviews
Adjacent to Sipadan Island, Pom Pom Island is a tranquil island hideaway. The island is known for its turtles, and visitors can follow the resort’s staff every night to find turtle eggs and turtles. If you are lucky, you will have the opportunity to see large turtles while snorkeling near the shore during the day. The island's resort offers a variety of beach, water and garden room options, with a stunning private beach and a delicious restaurant bar, perfect for a relaxing break.
Pulau Sibuan
172 Reviews
Pulau Sibuan is part of Dunsa Karan Marine Park and is named after a warship. The island is an uninhabited island with a well protected natural environment and beautiful scenery. There are white sandy beaches, blue waters and tall coconut trees. Enjoy boating, surfing, playing or sunbathing, all under blue skies and green seas. In these waters there are large coral reefs and an abundance of colorful fish. Snorkeling and diving are excellent choices.

Semporna Weather

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Trip Moments

The proboscis monkey and fireflies tour mangroves in the mangrove forests refer to the coastal evergreen shrubs and small tree communities. Their roots are developed and can grow in the sea. The most special place in the mangrove forest in Semporna should be able to see the proboscis monkey. Proboscis monkeys are endemic to Borneo in Southeast Asia. Their noses are surprisingly large. Male monkeys grow bigger and bigger as they age, and finally form a large red nose like eggplant. Our boat is driving slowly, everyone is quietly looking for proboscis monkeys. From time to time, I heard the sound of the branches breaking in the woods on the shore, and then I turned around and looked around. After seeing some long-tailed monkeys, I finally met the proboscis monkey! It looked at us on the shore, and the boat went a little closer to the depths of the woods. A closer look reveals that the nose is particularly long and the monkey is short. Back to the pier After dinner, I will set off the mangroves again to see the fireflies. Dinner is not bad, there are chicken legs, there are abalone, but the number is limited, so feed according to the amount, do not waste cockroaches. The mangroves after the sun sets, showing its beauty unlike the daytime. Although it is dark in the surroundings, it is a starry sky when you look up. If you stare at it for a while, you will find a meteor. Because there is no light pollution away from the city, the fireflies in the woods on the shore are easy to see. The crew will also use a special fluorescent light to attract them to the ship. When they fly over, it is like a small star, falling on your hair and shoulders, very romantic.
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