Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Karambunai Lagoon Park

By Anna Vivienne

CRUISING in the Karambunai Lagoon Park is a worthwhile experience, especially if you have all the time in your hands and nature’s beauty is all you seek.

As you cruise along, you will be entertained by the sunlight twinkling upon the rippling water of the lagoon.

The waves gently ripple on the water surface, as fishes swim in shoals within. The mangrove trees, standing like waterlogged sentinels, spread its branches allowing birds and insects to rest underneath its shady leaves. As the sun begins to shine down fiercely, its rays add sheen to the blueness of the water.

The Lagoon Park of Nexus Karambunai Resort, is where nature lovers can go river cruising. The river cruise is commendable for those who want to enjoy the natural beauty of the lagoon in the relative comfort of a boat.

Here, a deft and expert boatman will bring you in and out of little outlets among Mangrove trees, where you can spot birds and other wildlife. I am informed that at night, fireflies come out in droves to twinkle among the mangrove tree leaves.

Along the way you will see water villages along the way. The attraction in these villages is the aquaculture activities carried out by the fisherfolks. The people here breed mussels and clams and other shells as well as fish for the market.

It is a very interesting project and should be visited by all. The people tending the farm are very friendly and knowledgeable. You will know all about their culture, traditions and economic activity in just a half-hour conversation with them, if you stop by.

There are many other activities that can be enjoyed at the lagoon even if you don’t go on the boat ride. These include kayaking and jet-skiing.

Nexus Karambunai Resort, it is sited in one of the most beautiful beach in the State; about 30 minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu the State Capital.

Courtesy of: New Sabah Times 'In' Sites - Sabah Travel and Leisure Guide

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