Location :  Pulau Sebatik, Tawau Division, Sabah, Malaysia.

Sebatik Island / Pulau Sebatik is an island off the eastern coast of Borneo. The northern part belongs to Sabah, Malaysia while the southern part belongs to North Kalimantan, Indonesia.

As we slowly got to know this Jack of all trades we got more amazed by his capabilities. He’s got more food to feed the whole island going by the livestock, fruits and the fish farms he had.

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Fish feeding time
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More fish ponds
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Geese, duck, chicken….
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Wild pigs
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Fresh fruits available here

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Chong offering us farm fresh coconuts
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A tour of the oil palm plantation
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A newly added swiftlet farm
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As the sun was setting, swifts started coming home

We were so lucky that Mr Chong operated a homestay although there was no tourism in Sebatik. His guests were mostly government officials.

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Mr Chong’s property
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Fish farms surrounded by coconut trees

His huge and hilly property provided us good hiking ground and a view of the island. We found the tour of his farms and the villages of Bajau, Tidung Dayak and Malay fascinating.

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Mr Chong’s ferry

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Vegetation of the river leading to Chong’s ferry parking bay.

Touring around Sebatik

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Touring around Sebatik
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A neighbour’s cow farm
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Bergosong floating jetty

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Tawau viewed from Sebatik
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Dinner at Kampung Tongkang, sold out that night

We were pleasantly surprised when Chong announced that there were proboscis monkeys in the island. A trip to watch them was in order. A boat was organized the next morning for the proboscis viewing. Next…..proboscis here we come.

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