Borneo - Getting to know Sandakan

The town of Sandakan is located on the eastern coast of Sabah and, whilst a relatively unremarkable town itself, is the ideal base to explore the surrounding region - namely Selingan 'Turtle' Island, the idyllic Lankayan Island, Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary and the outdoor highlights to be explored in the Kinabatangan River region and in the Danum Valley.

What to do in Sandakan

Along with the Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary, points of interest within Sandakan itself include the port, with views out to the South China Sea, and the Puh Jij Suh Chinese Temple.

The wildlife in this corner of Sabah is as diverse as anywhere on the planet. Sandakan is your gateway to turtles, orang-utans, leopards, elephants, incredible birdlife and more primates than you can shake a stick at.