Penang National Park

Nature lovers will love the Penang National Park, the latest addition to the country’s family of national parks.

You will be impressed by its list of attractions – 417 flora and 143 fauna species, 1,000 plant species and a lighthouse that was built in 1883.

Habitats found here include the rare meromictic lake, mangroves, mudflats and a hill dipterocarp forest. Diverse trails will take you through the lush rainforest, leading to romantic bays with lovely sunsets and secluded beaches favoured by the Green and Olive Ridley turtles. You can also get to these beachside attractions by sea.

Must do:

  • Go jungle trekking, bird watching, fishing and camping in the park
  • Visit the turtle conservation centre
  • Try the Canopy Walk and experience

Turtle Island Park

Lying in the Sulu Sea, Turtle Islands Park is a cluster of three islands, Selingan, Bakungan and Gulisan Kecil.

Here, visitors have the opportunity to catch sight of rare and endangered turtles from the Green and Hawksbill species when they swimashore to lay eggs.

Only the largest island, Selingan, is open to visitors. Besides housing the Park Headquarters, it also offers accommodation and some basic facilities.

Before a visit, prior permission must be obtained from Sabah Parks Sdn. Bhd. Access is via Sabah Parks Jetty in Sandakan.