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FACE TO FACE WITH BORNEO’S NATURE

2019-10-03T12:28:12+08:00

A visit to Borneo should not be without visiting Sandakan, the eastern capital of Sabah well known for its being a wildlife hub. Wildlife plays a very big contribution to Sabah with even the national airlines offering daily flights directly from the state capital city of Kota Kinabalu and sometimes even directly from Kuala [...]

INTRODUCTION

2019-03-28T16:19:41+08:00

WILDLIFE IN SABAH ONE OF THE RICHEST AND MOST DIVERSE COLLECTION OF ANIMAL LIFE on this planet lives in Sabah. Yet, because most of it dwells in the dense rainforest, it is difficult to see - unlike the great herds of the African savannah - wildlife viewing is considered more like a gift than a [...]

TABIN WILDLIFE RESERVE

2020-06-30T16:05:20+08:00

Tabin is an enormous Dipterocarp rainforest landscape in the eastern part of Sabah with a most diverse range of flora and fauna. Tabin was declared a wildlife reserve because of the large numbers of animal species inhabiting its forest, including several which are highly endangered. Tabin plays an important role as a dedicated ground [...]

LOK KAWI WILDLIFE PARK

2019-03-28T15:45:18+08:00

A 30 to 40 minutes drive via the old Penampang-Papar road to the southwestern part from the Kota Kinabalu will bring you to the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park. Situated about 25km from the city centre, this park has recently been officially open for the visitors this year. The park is managed and operated by [...]

TURTLE ISLAND

2019-03-28T15:33:24+08:00

The Turtle Island Park lies 40 km north of Sandakan in the Sulu Sea off Sabah's east coast. It encompasses 1,740 hectares which include the three islands of Pulau Selingan, Pulau Bakungan Kecil and Pulau Gulisan, together with the surrounding sea and coral reefs. The islands are built over shallow rocky shoals from coral [...]

SUKAU WILDLIFE

2019-05-29T14:15:30+08:00

Sukau originated from the Chinese word "shugao", which means "the trees are tall". It would later be pronounced as it is now – Sukau. Long time ago, Sukau faced deforestation at an alarming level. In order to preserve the rainforest, the government has asked for the help of the land owners who started to [...]

SEPILOK ORANG UTAN SANCTUARY

2019-03-28T15:15:14+08:00

The world's largest and oldest Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre is located at Sepilok, which is a 20-minute drive from Sandakan. An area of 11,000 acres of virgin equatorial rainforest has been set aside as forest reserve and orang utan rehabilitation centre. Here, you can experience a close encounter with the "Wild Man of Borneo." When [...]

RAINFOREST DISCOVERY CENTRE

2019-03-28T15:19:07+08:00

Situated within the famous Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, home to the orang-utans of Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre, lies the Rainforest Discovery Centre, a centre for environmental education. It is 20 miles away from the Sandakan Airport and 24km (14 miles) away from the Sandakan town making it the most accessible rainforest in Sabah. The environmental [...]

KINABATANGAN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

2019-03-28T15:17:05+08:00

The lower river basin of the 560 km long Kinabatangan River covers almost 4,000 square kilometres of the State of Sabah in north-east Borneo. It is one of the richest ecosystems on earth, with shallow freshwater lakes, open swamps and forests, dotted with sandstone and limestone hills. Large areas are periodically flooded during the [...]