Sandakan is a city in the Malaysian state of Sabah, on the northeast coast of Borneo. The city is a base for visiting the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and the limestone Gomantong Caves, home to swiftlets, bats and kingfishers.

Sandakan is located on the eastern seaboard of Sabah; it is a city which is steeped in history. Its character is shaped by the hinterland that embodies Sabah’s rich and diverse biodiversity in all its glory. Sandakan has a mixture of people, lifestyles, cultures, and faiths.

It’s a microcosm of modern day Sabah. With little more than an hour’s journey outside this bustling port city, visitors will discover forest reserves rich in wildlife such as orangutans, proboscis monkeys, brilliantly hued birds, crocodiles and elephants.

Offshore from the city are the famous Turtle Islands where visitors are able to view rare endangered marine turtles, or scuba dive to indulge in the beauty of the underwater world.

Just nearby, visitors can explore the fascinating jungle-clad limestone outcrops with numerous caves from which birds’ nests have been collected for centuries.

Source:  Sabah Tourism


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