That same morning he endured a five-hour drive to reach the town, 300km from here and two more hours by boat, braving the choppy Sungai Labuk and Sungai Sugut rivermouths which front the Sulu Sea.
"It was 7.30pm when I arrived at the village. It was dark as there was no electricity here and it was the dry season, so I had to bathe in the river," said Zulkarnain, 28, who teaches mathematics.
The rivermouth island depends on rainwater for clean water supply and electricity is supplied through a diesel-powered generator, with supplies on every alternate day.
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