Sandakan must see & do

  • 1Be inspired by the enormous Sepilok tree, reaching heights of 65 metres.
  • 2Revel in the glory of the Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple
  • 3Visit the bright array of flowers, jungle plants and towering trees at Sandakan Rainforest Park.
  • 4Escape to the idyllic Lankayan Island
  • 5Spare two hours and learn about Sandakan on the Heritage Trail

Visiting Sandakan

Sandakan is the gateway to wild Sabah, a melting pot of natural wonders and curious critters, resting on the north-eastern coast of Borneo, East Malaysia. Free from the chains of over-civilisation, adventurers are free to spoil themselves with sights of nesting turtles, rare monkeys, grand houses and religious relics, combining the spoils of history with animal instincts.

What better place to begin a Sandakan tour than where it all started? 

Must-See Places

  • Fishing village of Kampung Buli Sim Sim
  • Island of Borneo
  • Turtle Island Bay
  • Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre

Kampung Buli Sim Sim sits almost silently on stilts, a postcard fishing village accessible only by plank walkways – though the trappings of city are missing, Buli Sim Sim tables up a variety of delicacies and seafood concoctions, unavailable under the bright lights and grubbier streets of more developed areas.

After devouring local delicacies, come face to face with Proboscis Monkey, a long-nosed, old world primate native only to the island of Borneo; revel in the tiny flippers of hatchling turtles as they scramble for the crystal tides of Turtle Island Bay; or get lost in the rolling canopies of Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre.

Salty delights, seaside treats and a menagerie of singular experiences lurk underneath the scenery of Sandakan.

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