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Pulau Tiga (Survivor Island) is a paradise island surrounded by pristine tropical waters is located 6 miles offshore from Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. The island was formed on September 21st 1897 when an earthquake on the Philippine island of Mindanao triggered a volcanic eruption at this spot just off Borneo.The eruption of mud and rock formed a new island 20m wide.Over the next four decades subsequent eruptions developed two more islands, which have now joined together and three islands have become one.
Hence Pulau Tiga, or Three Island. Today, the pristine natural environment of Pulau Tiga Park is protected by the Malaysian government.The last eruption of the volcano was in 1941, but to this day warm mud continues to bubble from geometric vents on the island.These mud baths are safe to bath in and can be accessed via a 1.2km trail through the tropical rainforest.Although not proved by science, the volcanic mud is claimed to improve the complexion, relieve joint and muscle pain and remove toxins.