The air is thick with tropical humidity. I take a deep breath; it tastes of earth; green and warm. The Cub scampers ahead of us through the jungle, past great towering plants, her hair curling in the damp air. I can hear a waterfall nearby somewhere, but the lush foliage is too dense to see it.
Sandakan is situated on the northern coast of the island of Borneo. An archipelago of small islands lie offshore, stretching up to the Philippines, and it was these islands that we were interested in.
Three of these tiny islands form the marine conservation area of Turtle Island Park where, each night, you can watch as green and hawksbill turtles come ashore to lay their eggs.