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Smiley Islands Off Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia | by thienzieyung
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Smiley Islands Off Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

These 3 islands off the city of Kota Kinabalu in Malaysian Borneo seem to be normal islands with its beautiful white beaches and rich flora fauna, if one views it from ground level. But try taking to the skies over the islands, the three islands actually make up a large smiley face across the waters off KK. The left eye is Mamutik Island, the right being Sulug Island and the large smiling mouth is Manukan Island.


Many locals do not realize how these islands look like from the air. One of the most easiest ways to see such a unique sight would be from a flight departing KK. If one is lucky the pilot might fly close enough to the islands to get a nice angle. Unfortunately, the weather was really cloudy when I departed KK.

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Taken on December 16, 2008