Pulau Sapi, KK

pulau sapi

Pulau Sapi is one of the islands off the coast of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. I’ve been to Pulau Manukan so this time I wanted to check out Pulau Sapi.

pulau sapi sutera harbour marina

We were staying at Magellan Sutera Harbor so just a short stroll leads us to the marina where we can catch a boat to the island.

pulau sapi boat

The trip took only 10 minutes due to the high speeds at which the boat was travelling – it costs RM 50 per person and you don’t even need to travel all the way to town…

pulau sapi view

…one of the perks of staying at Sutera Harbour. This is the view of the resort from the sea.

pulau sapi welcome

The boat takes you right to the jetty at Pulau Sapi – there are schools of fishes that you can literally see swimming beneath the crystal clear green waters!

pulau sapi fishes

Mmm…tasty! Er, I mean what a beautiful sight!

pulau sapi food

We slept in so by the time we got to Pulau Sapi, we were FAMISHED. We each ordered two portions of lunch. Heh!

pulau sapi beach

Things we did:



Contemplated whether to cook this monitor lizard in BKT

pulau sapi couple

Watched lovers oblivious to everyone else on the beach – including his exposed intergluteal cleft (known as butt crack in human anatomy terminology)

pulau sapi buds

Laughed at some of the Engrish signs

pulau sapi after snorkling

Chilled by the beach

pulau sapi tourists

Pulau Sapi is not as commercialized as Pulau Manukan and although the island is smaller, it is a lot more tranquil – after a huge group of tourists on a conference left anyway. πŸ™‚

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28 thoughts on “Pulau Sapi, KK”

  1. ciki: Yeah, I love Sutera Harbor too! Fell in love when I first saw it. Where do you stay? Magellan or Pacific? Pacific is more like a business hotel while Magellan is more like a resort! =D
    You go to KK often for work? Amazing! πŸ™‚

  2. Gallivanter: Nope, unfortunately we only had time to go to one island. Pulau Tiga would be fun though – Survivor Island. πŸ˜‰

  3. yienyien: Soon! =D
    I have a lot of KK food posts, all the places I went to when I was there “last time”. πŸ˜‰

  4. ah nel: Yeah, KK is THE BEST PLACE TO CHILL in Malaysia. πŸ™‚
    Jerine: What’s this obsession with bigger boobs? πŸ™‚

  5. Brother…didnt know you make a trip to KK recently. I’m based in kk, give me a call next time if you drop by πŸ™‚

  6. Brother…didnt know you make a trip to KK recently. I’m based in KK, give me acall if you drop by next time πŸ™‚

  7. I was at KK early this month! I went for water rafting in Sg Padas and also went Pulau Manukan and Mamutik. I would say KK islands are simply breathtaking- unspoilt, uncommercialized (yet), and not too far away from the city!

  8. Yiling: Awesome! πŸ™‚
    I love KK, the beaches are soooo pristine with the green water and all that.
    Manukan is a bit commercialized, as is most of the nearer islands. Have to travel a bit further for the unspoilt ones.
    I haven’t been to Pulau Mamutik though, not sure what it’s like.
    Good to hear you’ve braved the rapids at Sg Padas! πŸ™‚

  9. hey huai bin, i was at pulau sapi the same time as u. but how come i didn;t see u? btw, my friend was in one of ur photos πŸ™‚

  10. viviantiong: EH?????? WHICH ONE??????????
    I was there at the same time. Are you in the group of tourists? Er…I mean group of convention people. πŸ™‚

  11. nope, wasn’t with the convention group. i was there with a couple of friends. my friend is the guy standing in the corner of the photo u took of the ‘welcome to pulau sapi’ sign. anyway, u should really go to mamutik. there r more colourful fish n less crowded than sapi.

  12. viviantiong: Interesting! Small world eh? We met with a couple of guys and girls from KL too, which we conveniently used as scapegoats for snorkling (apparently there’s no snorkling after 3 beers) and they totally played along. Haha!
    Mamutik sounds interesting! Like a cross between Manukan and Sapi – not commercialized and better underwater fishes!
    Thanks for the tip Viv! πŸ™‚


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