Turtle Love – Sipadan Malaysia

By Alya B. Honsasan

23 – 25 June  2009

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I SHOULD have gotten the hint when I did my check-out dive the afternoon I arrived at the Sipadan Mabul Resort (SMART) on Mabul Island, one of the two islands within view of Sipadan. On that relaxed 40-minute dive in Paradise 2 and 3, two famous sites near […]

  • Diana - a young woman Bajau Laut with burak on her face

Beautiful Bajau

11 – 15 June

Sibuan Island

Eight years ago, while on a mission to photograph people who lived with the sea for our WWF coffee table book Sulu Sulawesi Seas, we lived with the Bajau Laut for three straight nights in a little houseboat in Pulau Gaya. This experience is indelibly carved in our hearts, and we have […]

  • Nina Ho, WWF Malaysia Marine Biologist explain to a Bajau Laut fisherman the how-to of seaweed farming.

WWF Malaysia in Semporna

11 – 15 June

Semporna
Bumbum Island
Sibuan Island

We met the WWF Malaysia Semporna team in their quaint office on stilts at the end of Dragon Inn, by the marina. They were busily preparing several community activities when we reached their office. It was all girl power, with Myezana Ismat and Nina Ho at the helm as WWF staff and […]

  • giant clam spawning

Giant Clams Spawning, Seaweed Farming, Fisheries

11 – 15 June

Pulau Bohey Dulang
Seaweed farming community
Purse Seiner fishing grounds

Maybe it was our good vibes and positive aura.  We got lucky this time in Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia. On to the second leg of our expedition, we visited, with our WWF Malaysia companions, Pulau Boheydulang.  The Boheydulang Island is one of the islands in Tun Sakaran Marine […]