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This Island is two hours away from Kudat by speed boat

Kudat Women's League Seaward Bound
 

     
One day, I said to the Chairlady, "Let's get away from it all! Let's go to Pulau Banggi ! It's very near Kudat." Cherry agreed. 

So Monday saw us Women's League members, led by Cherry and Sr. Matilda, our advisor, boarding the air-conditioned ferry, Kudat Express. 

The one hour-journey was very comfortable. Soon we arrived at Banggi, an island north of Sabah. Near Banggi, an island appeared from under the sea, ten years back, but slowly sank back into the seabed again after one year or so. That island, Pulau Hairan, had attracted tourists and scientists from all over the world. 

Bonisia and her colleagues from the Forestry Department met us, showed us around. Then we followed them on their survey tour to Pulau Laksian in a speedboat. 

The speedboat journey was fantastic! The boat ploughed through the sea with ease and speed; sometimes galloping bringing our hearts to our mouths. Luckily no one was seasick. We passed so many islands; the most beautiful one was Pulau Timbang Dayang. Soon, we reached the almost deserted Pulau Laksian. We trekked for fifteen minutes to SRK Laksian. Then the school, with its three wooden long buildings and its picturesque surrounding, came into sight! We lost no time in snapping shots after shots. After taking group photo, we went back by speedboat to Kudat. Lunch was a treat by Cherry. 

The speed boat journey is truly amazing, as we were really exposed to the elements; seeing the blue sea, the blue sky merged into one, feeling the cool wind against our faces and watching the islands passing by! 

God is the painter of this beautiful picture! Be thankful that it is within our reach! 

By Agatha Lai