The Spratly Islands are a group of more than 750 reefs, islets, atolls, cays and islands in the South China Sea. They contain less than four square kilometers of land area spread over more than 425,000 square kilometers of sea. Initial surveys indicate the islands may contain significant reserves of oil and natural gas.
About 45 islands are occupied by relatively small numbers of military forces from Vietnam, the People's Republic of China, theRepublic of China (Taiwan), Malaysia and the Philippines. Brunei has also claimed an Exclusive Economic Zone in the southeastern part of the Spratlys encompassing just one area of small islands above mean high water (on Louisa Reef). This has led to escalating tensions over the Islands' disputed status.
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The stunning" Seven Commandos Beach" is a beautiful beach located below the spectacular limestone cliffs for which El Nido is famous. The white sand beach is wide and clean, for swimming and snorkeling. Some refreshments available, a bit pricey.
Mantanani is a group of 3 isolated islands (06-42.8N by 116-18.3E) northwest of Kota Belud, or about an hour drive from the state capital of Kota Kinabalu. Although only approximately an hour drive by speed boat from the mainland, the islands are a reminder of an earlier and simpler ...
Enter your comments here. Location Provide details or delete Entrance Navigation The average dept at lowest astronomical tide (LAT) is 5 meters inside the basin and outside the breakwater is more than 7 metres. Arrival Requirements All visiting vessels are required ...