Discovering Sandakan in 2 Days 1 Night
Sandakan in 2 Days 1 Night
DISCOVERING SANDAKAN IN 2D/1N
Explore Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, Borneon Sun Bear Conservation Centre and sunsets in Sandakan.
Sandakan is the second largest city/ town in Sabah, East Malaysia, Borneo and renown for its rich wildlife bio-diversity. Choose to discover this beautiful city in 2 Days 1 Night with our proposed itinerary. All suggestions here are subject to reader's own good judgment and responsibility.
Day One(1) - Nature and Wildlife
8.00am – Start your Day
Start your day with a hearty meal of any restaurants downtown or delight in the best buffet spread in Sandakan at Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan.
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9.00am - Leave for Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary
Known for its conservation initiatives and continous eco-tourism efforts, Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary Rehabilitation Centre is home to the endangered orang-utans and is Sandakan's must-visit-destination travellers abroad. A centre to rehabilitate the orphan orang-utans found in the wild, guests and tourist are welcomed to meet these jungle friends furing their feeding times. Stay for the video shows to learn more.
Feeding times are at 10.00am and 3.00pm.
Choose to continue with the Mangrove Forest Trail (located at the same place) for a 2 - 3 hours walk. Discover scenic streams and explore wildlife tracks through the Kabili Sepilok Forest.
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11.00am - Leave for Borneon Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC)
Located right next to Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, it is usually the best for visitors to visit this centre right after Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, or vice versa. This centre offers potential release candidates to naturalise to their forest life, however, in some cases, the bears are too traumatised for release and have since been offered home at BSBCC. (BSBCC, 2015)
Meet these cute cuddly friendly sun bears, endemic to this part of the world and contribute to its conservatiion's efforts.
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1.00pm - Leave to Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
The Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)'s main purpose is for environmental education for students, teachers and now the public. It is located along the area of Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary and Borneon Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC). Get as close as possible to nature through its rainforest pathways.
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3.00pm / 5.00pm - Leave to Sandakan Town/ Continue
If you're getting ready for more wildlife adventures and suggestions, click here. If you're ready to come back to town, come back for a serving of banana fritters, English Hi Teas or a Smoothie at one of the eateries located along the waterfront or back at the hotel, at Lobby Lounge or Wrapped.
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5.00pm - Swim in the Pool
From friendly visits to educational walkabouts under the sun, a swim in the pool sounds like a perfect finish to the evening. If you're in Sandakan during weekends, unwind with the best musicians in Sandakan over some live music at The Best Brew. Otherwise, plenty of indoor games including dates and pool to keep you relaxed and entertained.
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