Dinawan Island, Kota Kinabalu

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Island · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Dinawan Island (Malay: Pulau Dinawan) is a Malaysian island located in the West Coast on the state of Sabah. It is located about 3.5 kilometres from the township of Kimanis near the mouth of the Kimanis River. The island is 73 m high and surrounded by reefs and sandbanks. The private owner operates a tourist resort on the island.
During World War II, native Suluks and ethnic Chinese assaulted Japanese forces in Borneo. As part of the reprisal, nearly every of the Suluk male population in the island were executed while their women and children were transported elsewhere.
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  • I was there for a short day trip. Snorkeling was thwarted due to bad weather thus we are not able to see the gorgeous corals. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the beach, canoeing and just strolling around...  more »
  • I went with a group of friends and the tour company that we went with just has a simple set up and we snorkeled and swam and enjoyed a lunch prepared for us. We were the only group in that section of....  more »
  • I love the place and sea so much. 😍 Should stay there forever. Will recommend my friends and family to visit the island. 😘
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