Day 114: Pulaus Sipadan and Mabul
Trip Start Sep 21, 2006
228Trip End Jun 01, 2007
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We were able to apprach the white-tips quite closely. They're wary but non-threatening in the daytime.
Tonight I'm staying on Mabul, the first stop on the way to Sipadan. The friendly staff, unfortunately, feel the need to serenade all the guests with a many-versed song about Sipadan. It's charming at first but grates after the second helping. Kids batter the drums for hours. Still, perched on stilts on the western tip of the island, the lodge is a fine place to watch the sun dip while mixing illegal Filipino rum.