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Come join me, Rarindra Prakarsa to meet Bajau Sea People in Samporna Island, Sabah, Malaysia. You will find their uniqe life with their home in the middle of the sea, boat house and tiny islands. !

The Date: July 12-16 2024 (Incl. arrival-departure days) 

Package price per pax:  IDR 16.5 million or USD 1,075 

Group Size: 7 (seven) participants + Rarindra +local guide

Flight Destination: Tawau, Sabah, Malaysia (KL-Tawau-KL). Malaysia Airlines arrival at 5:30 pm in

Tawau if you want to get free pickup to hotel. Please find the flight schedule in photo gallery underneath. 

What’s included in the package?

  • 2 Nights accomodation at hotel in Samporna town (Single sup/one person one room) and 2 nights sharing room in island.  (Unfortunately there is no single sup. optiion staying in Island).

  • Ground Transportation all throughout the trip

  • Tuition and setups (field mentoring) By  Rarindra and local arangement by Muslianshah

  • Meals (BF+Lunch+Dinner). Lunch will be in box as there is no restaurant all over islands.

  • All Talents/model, Entrance fee. Permit etc

  • Boats to visits islands

What’s NOT included?

  • Accommodations outside the tour date

  • Flights to/from Tawau, Malaysia.

  • Tipping for driver/assistant

  • Alcohol or any beverage 

  • Food ordered not by organizer. 

What to Bring

Photography gears

  • Two camera bodies is highly suggested for backup

  • Lenses: 16-35mm, 24-70 (or 24-105) and 70-200.

  • Godox triggers: Xpro or X2T or X1T

  • Tripod. (optional for landscape enthusiast)

  • Polarizer filter (optional) for remove water reflection. 

  • Passport (Check your passport validation before leaving--6 months earlier)

  • Details what to bring will be informed later in group email and whatsapp group. 

  • Water resistant shoe &  3/4 pants when shooting on water 

Payment method:

1st payment : USD 400 or IDR 6.5 mil  (Before January 15)--Non refundable

2nd payment: USD 675 or  IDR 10 mil (Before March 25)-- Cancellation fee  50% from second payment after March 25 and 100% after April 25.


Bank Transfer


(Rupiah account)



Account number: 084-046-5012

Swift code: CENAIDJA

Branch: Wisma Asia I

Bank Address: Wisma Asia I, JL Jend S. Parman, Kav. 79, Jakarta 11420




(additional cost USD 50)





Travel day from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau. Pickup by Van and travel to Semporna Town (1 Hour). Check-in at selected hotel 

19.00pm – Dinner near hotel area.



07.00am – Breakfast at Hotel

08.00am – Move to Jetty from hotel (walking distance)

08.30am – Island Permit arrangement

09.00am – Move to Maiga Island for Human Interest (people photography) shot

11.45am – Move to Selakan Island Lunch (optional lunch pack)

14.00pm – Move to Tatagan Island for Human Interest shot

17.00pm – Move back to Hotel

19.30pm – Dinner near hotel area



07.00am – Breakfast at Hotel

08.00am – Check-out and Move to Jetty and go to Bual-Bual Village (THIS NIGHT STAYING AT ISLAND FOR SUNSET AND SUNRISE)

11.45am – Move to Selakan Island Lunch (optional lunch pack)

12.45pm – Check-In at Homestay Selakan Island.

14.00pm – Move to Tatagan Island for Human Interest shot and Sunset Shot

18.00pm – Move back to Hotel

19.30pm – Dinner at Homestay / Free and Easy



05.00am – Sunrise at Maiga Island 

07.00am – Move to Homestay-Breakfast, Packing and Check-Oout

09.00am – Move to Omadal Island for Human Interest. 

11.45am – Move for Lunch (optional lunch pack) 

14.00pm – Move to Semporna Town Check-In Hotel and hunting Philipine Market shooting. 17.00pm – Move back to Hotel. 

19.30pm – Dinner near hotel area. 



07.00am – Breakfast at Hotel. 

08.00am – Checkout from hotel and transfer to Tawau Airport.

FORM for joining








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