Tiga is a quaint island retreat that offers opportunities to experience nature
and at the same time enjoy the serenity of this pristine and unique island off
the coast of Borneo. The Pulau Tiga Park, in which the resort is built, has
soared to world fame as 'Survivor Island' because of the popular Million Dollar
Prize Money TV series 'Survivor' by the CBS TV network, USA.
is the exact island that the entire first series was filmed! The fact that this
island was chosen was due to its untouched natural landscape and marine life.
Located 48 km south of Kota Kinabalu and the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Pulau
Tiga Park is reached by driving the 140 km to Kuala Penyu, about 2 hours drive,
a small settlement on the tip of the Klias Peninsula. From here it is another
18 km, or about 30 minutes, by boat.
way of getting there is by chartering a speed boat from Kota Kinabalu and
cruise to Pulau Tiga, or fly to Labuan Island and charter a speed boat from
Labuan. Snake Island An especially recommended trip while you are on Pulau Tiga
is to the nearby 'Snake Island': some 20 minutes by boat from Pulau Tiga there
are two more islands. They are very different.
Besar is a small sand cay built up from unconsolidated coral fragments, and the
shape of the island shifts and changes with the prevailing monsoon winds and
currents. Kalampunian Damit is also known as "Snake Island." It is a
breeding ground for amphibious sea snakes Laticauda colubrina, which come to
the shores to lay eggs. The snakes can usually be seen coiled in tangled masses
under boulders or among tree roots. Even though the snakes are not aggressive
the trip to Snake Island will add some spice to your journey, knowing that
these snakes belong to the most poisonous in the world.