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A home away from home for many Filipinos


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 5 Aug 2006

PULAU Gaya is a Filipino enclave in Malaysian waters. It is a sizeable island of 1,465 ha, just 10 minutes off Kota Kinabalu, with stilt houses girdling the beach as far as the eye can see. 

The only means of getting there is by speedboat. The fare for ‘outsiders’ is RM5 per head. Locals pay RM1. 

   

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