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Arrival of the YEP in Borneo

But almost immediately Mike had them back on shore for their first challenge: to visit the local fruit market in steamy downtown Tawau, to buy last-minute provisions for the journey. Armed with some Malaysian currency, they had to negotiate their way through a shopping list and some “brain-twisting fruit”, according to Simon, such as litchi-like rambutan, scaly snake fruit and seriously smelly durian.
We left Tawau at about five in the afternoon and then sailed for about four hours to Mabul Island, close to Sipadan – one of the world’s legendary dive sites, with sheer sea cliffs dropping straight down for over 900 metres.

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