We had our breakfast at 7am since breakfast is only served from 7am. Breakfast is simple as only toasted bread with jam and butter, coffee or tea are served.
Breakfast for the day
Shops inside the ferry terminal
Foods stall along the way to the pier
Walking to board our speedboat
Leaving Jesselton pier
A plane taking off
The weather is good for island hopping today with clear blue sky and hopefully it stay this throughout the day. We went to Mamutik first and then we will leave for Manukan at 11am and then Sapi at 2pm. I arranged the islands in this order so that we can have our lunch at Manukan where it has a small canteen selling food at reasonable price. It is a bit rush as we had to take turns to snorkel too.
On the speedboat
Reaching Mamutik island
Upon reaching Mamutik, foreigners had to pay Park entrance fee of RM10. This is only payable at the first island. The person in-charge from the Company which we purchased tickets from help us to speak to the person at the booth and told me just to pay RM3, the rate for Malaysians. When I was making payment, the person spoke to me in Malay and I dun even understand a single work. @_@" Hence we had no choice but to pay RM10.
When doing my research, I discovered tha Scuba-doo is available at Manukan but it's expensive, costing RM250 for half an hour.
I wondered if these are real remnants?
Some travel agency sell those island hopping package which comes with BBQ lunch at around RM100+ which is expensive. Hence normally locals would buy from the mainland and bring it here. The food at the restaurant here are hotel price like. However I have done my research and found that there is a stall selling food at reasonable price. It's the "Fast food service" shop beside the Souvenir shop. I bought mee goreng which cost RM6.50 while YQ had fried rice for RM7.
Waiting for our turn to snorkel
YQ and I had our lunch first while waiting for our turn to snorkel. Chew Hiang, Chew Yen and Ricky went to snorkel first and they told us that there are sea urchins near the Scuba-doo area there but we dun seems to find any. We snorkelled quite far from the beach and still couldnt find any so we swim back near the shore. We decided to swim to the jetty where we saw a lot of fish when we first reached Manukan.
Clear blue sky & Crystal clear turquoise sea
Some people performing water ballet stunts
Saw the lady with pink hat in full gear?
YQ bought poker cards so we had card games in his room. I also went to take a look at the shared bathrooms and toilets. There are 2 common bathrooms and 2 common toilets each floor and they are pretty clean. I guess this is one of the reason why most people booked a bedroom with no ensuite toilet.