Wednesday, 29 June 2011


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Sandakan is the second-largest city in Sabah, East Malaysia, on the north-eastern coast of Borneo. It is located on the east coast of the island and it is the administrative centre of Sandakan Division and was the former capital of British North Borneo. 

Sandakan District in Sabah, Malaysia

Sandakan is known as the gateway for ecotourism destinations in Sabah, such as the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, the Rainforest Discovery Centre, Turtle Islands Park, Kinabatangan River and Gomantong Caves.

Sandakan in Google Map

The area is also infamous as the site of a World War II Japanese airfield, now known as Sandakan Airport, which was built by the forced labour of 6,000 Javanese civilians and Allied prisoners of war. In 1945, the surviving Australian prisoners were sent on the Sandakan Death Marches; only 6 of them survived the war.

Geographic Information:
  • City Population: 312400
  • Country: Malaysia
  • State: Sabah
  • Latitude: 5.83333
  • Longitude: 118.11667

Short History

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During the early 1870s, the east coast of Sabah was under control of the Sultan of Sulu, who also ruled what is now the southern Philippines. The first European settlement in the area was founded by Captain William Schuck, a Scottish, but when Schuck got himself an island around the controlled coast of Sultan of Sulu, William Clarke Cowie, a gun smuggler from Glasgow, replacing himself over Schuck, who then received permission from the Sultan to establish a small trading base. Cowie called his settlement as Sandakan, which in (Sulu) language means "the place that was pawned", but it soon came to be known as "Kampung German" after the large number of Germans who also set up posts there. The settlement was part of the lease Austro-Hungarian consul Baron von Overbeck acquired from the Sultan of Sulu, Sultan Jamal Ui Alam in 1878, which according to the lease, the width upon the concession that von Overbeck acquired were starting from Sungai Sibuco (or known as Sg. Sibuga nowadays) up until the Sungai Padasan's province. During and according to the concession made, von Overbeck will paid $5000 per year towards the Sultan of Sulu and was declared as the Dato Bendahara as well as The King of Sandakan. Baron von Overdeck decided to entrust a number of English officers that he certainly trusted to administrate and took control of his areas of province. One of the trusted officer was the new British Resident, William Burges Pryer. Pryer was most acknowledge as the administrator in which introduced a law known as The Law of Trading's Taxes as a way to avoid any excessive exploitation of trading activities being made. Pryer came to manage and solved a lot of problems such as pirates' attacks, which subsequently attracted the foreign traders to visited the new town. While the Kampung German made a fast development, its actually encountered in a fire due to a carelessness of a resident named, Sabtu. The whole area of Kampung German are burnt down including Pryer own house. The incident caused Pryer and the residents of Kampung German to move to (what is now called) Buli Sim Sim on 18 June 1879. He named his new settlement Elopura, which means Beautiful City. A few years later, the name reverted back to Sandakan. The name Elopura still refers to a Sabah state constituency in Sandakan.

In 1883, the capital of the British North Borneo Company was moved from Kudat to Sandakan. In the mid-1930s, Sandakan's timber export reached the record figure of 180,000 cubic meters, making it the largest timber-exporting port of tropical hardwood in the world. At the height of the timber boom, Sandakan boasted that it had the highest concentration of millionaires anywhere on Earth.

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The Japanese occupation of Sandakan during World War II began on 19 January 1942 and lasted until a brigade of the Australian 9th Division liberated it on 19 October 1945. The Japanese administration restored the name Elopura for the town. One of the atrocities of World War II was the Sandakan Death Marches, when Japanese soldiers decided to move about 2,400 prisoners of war in Sandakan 260 km (160 miles) inland to the town of Ranau. The prisoners who did not die en route to Ranau were crammed into unsanitary huts; most of those survivors either died from dysentery or were killed by prison guards. When the war ended, Sandakan was totally destroyed, partly from the Allied bombings and partly by the Japanese. As a result, when North Borneo became a British Crown Colony in 1946, the capital was shifted to Jesselton, now known as Kota Kinabalu, (often just called 'KK' locally).

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Sandakan remains Sabah's second most important port, after Kota Kinabalu. The port is important for palm oil, tobacco, cocoa, coffee, manila hemp and sago exports. Sandakan is also one of the most bustling towns in East Malaysia. The once dominant timber industry is now relatively small. It is likely tourism will become increasingly important to the town's future.

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In recent years, businesses have shifted their operations away from the town centre to the suburbs (Bandar Ramai-Ramai, Bandar Leila, Bandar Nam Tung, Bandar Maju, Bandar Kim Fung, Bandar Pasaraya, Bandar Letat, Bandar Indah Jaya, Bandar Utama, Bandar Perdana, Bandar Labuk Jaya, Bandar Sibuga Jaya, etc.) due to the presence of significant illegal immigrants in the town centre. In January 2003, the Sandakan Harbour Square, an urban renewal project, was launched in an attempt to revive the town centre as the commercial hub in Sandakan. It will feature extra shoplots, a new central market and fish market, a shopping mall (Sandakan Harbour Mall), and hotels. It is to be built in four separate phases and is due for completion in 2011.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

How To Get To Sandakan

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If you are from Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia's capital city), AirAsia and Firefly have two (2X) direct flight daily to Sandakan. And, not less than 10 flight daily from/to Kota Kinabalu and Tawau. The Kota Kinabalu International Airport is serviced by most international airlines, getting direct international air links from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, Brunei, Taipeh, Kaoshiung, Manila, Cebu, as well as  Kuala Lumpur and nearby Kuching, Sarawak.

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For more details, contact:

Malaysia Airlines
Asiana Airlines
Cebu Pacific Air

JetStar Airways
Korean Air 
Royal Brunei Airlines

or you can contact the nearest travel agency. 

Travel from Kota Kinabalu, Lahad Datu and Tawau also possible by air-conditioned coach and mini bus but it will take more than 6 or 7 hours. Air-conditioned buses leave Kota Kinabalu for Sandakan from the bus station on Kolombong Bus Terminal from about 7 am daily; single fare is approximately RM35. Return buses from Sandakan leave from Mile 2.5 in Jalan Labuk from about 6.30 am daily.

Where To Stay - Hotels

Sabah Hotel Sandakan - Sabah Hotel, Sandakan offers unsurpassed 4-star deluxe luxuries to the discerning business and leisure travellers. Hotel Recreation Club offers an extensive range of recreational facilities and amenities including swimming pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, gymnasium, steam and sauna, squash and tennis courts, table tennis, nature trail and massage services.The hotel sits on top of the hill overlooking the town of Sandakan. Yet it is accessible by a 15 minute walk to the town below. 

Rooms rates from RM260 – RM 2000.

KM 1, Jalan Utara, 
90000 Sandakan, Sabah.
Tel: +6089-213299
Email : 

Hotel City View - The hotel is in the town centre and the associated Hawaii Restaurant has a huge choice of excellent meals for RM5.00, popular with locals. Attached bathrooms, air-con, IDD telephone, Satellite TV, internet facilities and laundry service. 

Room rates from RM50 – RM98.

Lot 1, Blok 23, Tingkat 1-5,
Jalan 3, 1st Avenue,
90707 Sandakan, Sabah
Tel: +6089 271122

Cityview Hotel

Hotel City Star - Hotel City Star is centrally located in Sandakan within walking distance from various local attractions. It offers free Wifi in the entire hotel and spacious rooms with private bathroom facilities. All 40 air-conditioned rooms features a TV with satellite channels, a telephone and ironing facilities. All rooms come with views of the city.Hotel Star City provides a cafe on-site for the convenience of guests. Meals can be enjoyed in the privacy of guest’s room. The hotel also provides laundry and dry cleaning services, while a safety deposit box can be found at the 24-hour front desk. 

Room rates from RM60 – RM75.

Lot 3A-4B, Block 22, 4Th Avenue,
P.O.Box No 624,
90707 Sandakan, Sabah.

City Star Hotel

Hotel Sandakan – Located at town centre, only 220 yards from the Sulu seafront with facilities; air-con, cable tv, internet/wifi, hot shower, laundry service, IDD call, and coffee shop/restaurant. 

Room rates from RM240 – RM360

Block 83, Town Centre, 4th Avenue,
90000 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Phone : +6089 221122

Hotel Sandakan

Swiss-Inn Waterfront Sandakan -  New hotel, located right on the waterfront esplanade. 138 trendy and compact rooms, all with A/C, free wifi and LCD TV.

Room rates start at RM140.00 - RM425.00

HS12, Sandakan Harbour Square,
Sandakan, Sabah.
Tel: +089 240 888

Swiss-Inn Waterfront

Tyng Garden Hotel - Located at the new town of Tyng Garden at Mile 5, our hotel is set in beautiful tropical city of Sandakan and enjoys convenient access to the central business and shopping districts. The hotel consists of 96 brand new rooms. It is only 15 minutes from the Sandakan Airport and 15 minutes to the main town. It is a preferred choice for business and leisure travelers with its affordable room rates.

Room rates from RM80 - RM100. 

Bandar Tyng, Mile 5, Jalan Utara, 
Sandakan, Sabah
Tel: +6089-668333


Tyng Garden Hotel

Sanbay Hotel – a 3 Star hotel located just outside Sandakan town with 58 tastefully designed and luxuriously furnished room. The hotel offers a breathtaking view of the Sandakan Bay. Attached bathrooms, IDD telephone, Pipe in Music, Satellite TV with programmes from CNN, sports, and movies. 

Room rates from RM130 – RM250.

Mile 1¼, Leila Road,
90702 Sandakan, Sabah.
Phone :+60 89 275000

Hotel Sanbay

Hotel Seafront - Located 5 mins walk to the waterfront. This hotel offers modern, clean and comfortable rooms suitable for the independent traveller wanting something mid-range. Internet is available in the foyer. Bookings can made via the website. Note that the hotel is 4 storeys and there is no lift. 

From RM59  single, RM69 double.

Block 43, Fourth Land, Leila Road,
Sandakan, Sabah.
Tel: +089 222 233

Seafront Hotel

Hotel London - In the heart of the city is a great deal for budget traveller. The room is clean and beautiful as it is newly renovated though some rooms have ventilation problems giving damp bathrooms after showers. Free WiFi. Simple breakfast (toast and instant coffee) is served in the pleasant rooftop garden. Other facilities include tour arrangement, internet access corner, all rooms are ensuite and have satellite channel (DVD player upon request) and the hotel has a backup generator in case of power outage. 

Room rates from RM55 - RM75 (July 2011)

Lot D1-D2, Block 10,
Jalan Empat (Next to Masjid Jamek Mosque),
Sandakan, Sabah
Tel: +6089-216366,216371

Hotel London

Hotel Central - Enjoy a truly memorable stay at Central Hotel Sandakan. Located in the heart of the city centre and social scene. Central Hotel started early 2008 and is equipped with modern hospitality facilities you would expect from a five stars hotel. We are in the primary commercial area renowned for its trendy restaurants , pubs, shopping, bank and entertainment.  48 standard, deluxe and family rooms with air condition & hot water system. 

Room rates from RM68 – RM98

Lot 5A-B & 6A-B Block
24, Jalan Lebuh 2,
90307 Sandakan, Sabah.
Telephone: +6089 238005

Central Hotel

NAK Hotel - in town centre; behind HSBC and Standard Chartered banks, Malaysian Airlines office, central market & 50 meter from bus station. The oldest, purpose-built hotel in Sandakan. Family run since 1966. A mix of history and the contemporary. Recently refurbished to offer excellent facilities in a rich, intimate environment. 35 rooms are thematically designed, with views of the sea. 

Room rates from RM85 – RM188

Jalan Pelabuhan Lama,
90708, Sandakan, Sabah.
Tel: +6 089 272988

Hotel NAK

Hotel Kensington –  with facilities like cable tv, hot shower, air-con and laundry service.

Room rates from RM78 – RM130

Lot 37, 38 & 39,Block D,
Tingkat 1 - 3, Bandar Maju,
Mile 1½, Jalan Utara,
90000 Sandakan, Sabah.
Phone :+6089 203888
Hotel Kensington

Tai Lee Hotel - Located in Mile 4, Sandakan. There are three different room types to choose from. It is a strategic and convenient place located in the middle of Sandakan, where buses and taxis are easily accessible, just in front of this hotel. It is completed with WIFI, aircond and two channels of Astro (including Astro Sports, and Wah Lai Toi). Besides, there are shoplots including restaurants, pharmacies, supermarkets, etc. 

Room rates start from RM53 to RM75

Block A, Bandar Kim Fung,
Mile 4, Sandakan, Sabah.
Tel: +089 210220

Park View Hotel

Park View Hotel - a convenient 5-minute drive from Sandakan city. It provides simple accommodations with private bathroom facilities. The hotel is within walking distance from dining and entertainment spots. Each air-conditioned room comes with a satellite TV, a telephone and ironing facilities. Views of the city can be enjoyed from guest’s room. This hotel provides laundry and dry cleaning services. Guests can also make use of the safety deposit box located at the 24-hour front desk. 

Room rates from RM40 - RM50.

Wisma Wemin, Leila Road,
90707 Sandakan, Sabah.
Phone : +6089 271022

Hotel Hsiang Garden

Hotel Hsiang Garden - Centrally located in Sandakan, Hotel Hsiang Garden offers air-conditioned rooms and a restaurant serving Western and Japanese dishes. Free Wi-Fi hotspots and free public parking is available. All 43 rooms at Hsiang Garden are equipped with a TV, minibar and tea/coffee maker. The private bathroom offers a bathtub, shower and toiletries. Room service is available.

Mile 1 1/2, Leila Road,
P.O.Box 1603,
90717 Sandakan, Sabah.

2 Inn 1 Boutique Hotel & Spa

2 Inn 1 Boutique Hotel & Spa - Located 5-minute drive to the center of the city. The hotel features a spa and restaurant. Free Wi-Fi is provided. All 50 Modern rooms are air-conditioned and are equipped with an LCD TV, safe and tea/coffee maker. Guests can indulge in a massage at 2 Inn 1 Spa and enjoy free snacks at the spa lounge. The hotel also offers laundry and babysitting services. Continental dishes are served at 2 Inn 1 Restaurant, which features an open kitchen concept. The 2 Inn 1 Boutique Hotel & Spa is a 15-minute drive from Sandakan Airport.

Room rates from RM120 - RM200.

Lot 1-7, Block B, Bandar Fajar,
Jalan Leila, 90000 Sandakan, Sabah.
Tel: +6089-202121

Hotel Western

Hotel Western - Hotel Western is centrally located in Sandakan, within walking distance of shopping areas. The hotel offers views of the ocean. All 24 rooms at Western Hotel are air conditioned and come with a 30-inch flat-screen TV. They feature cable TV, tea/coffee maker and slippers. Views of the ocean can be enjoyed from guest rooms. The hotel offers the convenience of baggage storage facilities at the 24-hour front desk, a wake up call and laundry services. There is also an ATM on-site. Internet access is available in public areas for an additional fee. 

 Rooms rates from RM60 – RM100

Unit 20, Block HS-2, Harbour Square Corner,
Pryer Road, 90703 Sandakan, Sabah.

Where To Stay - Hostel, Lodge & Resorts

The Mark's Lodge

The Mark's Lodge - Room rates start at RM154++. New hostel, located at Bandar Indah, Sandakan. All trendy rooms with A/C, free wifi and cable TV.

Lot 1-7, Block 36, Bandar Indah,
 Mile 4, North Road,
 90000, Sandakan, Sabah.
 Tel: +6089-210055

Winho Lodge

Winho Lodge Sandakan – located in the heart of Sandakan Nature City. Walking distance from places of interest, shopping centre, restaurants, banks and public transport. With a total of 23 clean and affordable rooms. Private rooms with air-con and attached bathroom from RM50.00 to RM90.00. Other facilities like CCTV security systems, free internet & Wifi, Hot & Cold Shower, Tv for private & Family rooms and laundry service.

Lot 8 & 9, Block 19 ,Jalan 2,
90702 Sandakan, Sabah.
Tel: +6089 212310

Sandakan Backpackers

Sandakan Backpackers - Backpacker guesthouse with small dorm rooms at RM25.00 and private rooms with air-con starting at RM60.00. All with harbor views. Laundry runs at an expensive RM15 per kilo. Run by the owner, Zaina, who doubles as a travel agent. On Harbor Square near Gentingmas Mall, near the KFC.

Lot 108, 1st Floor, Block SH-11,
Sandakan Harbour Square,
Sandakan, Sabah.
Phone: (+6089) 221104 / (+6012) 832 3031

Sea View Sandakan Budget and Backpackers

Sea View Sandakan Budget & Backpackers Hotel - Old world charm and views of Sulu Sea can be enjoyed at Sea View Sandakan Budget and Backpackers Hotel. Surrounded by tropical greenery, it offers free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour front desk. Located within a 5-minute walk from Sandakan Central Market and Harbor Mall. Sandakan Airport is about 6 miles from the hotel. Affordable air conditioned rooms come with a TV and free drinking water. Rooms come with either shared bathrooms or private bathrooms.

Lot 126, 1st Floor, End of Jalan Dua,
Harbour Square 14,
90000 Sandakan, Sabah.


Sandakan Harbor Square B&B - is a 3 storey house, newly build in the year 2007 plain and simple, located in the heart of the city. You can be assured personalized service from our friendly and helpful staff members. It’s also a great meeting point for all, a place to meet other travelers from all over the world and make new friends. Rooms rate (private bathroom) from RM 45-RM65. Fan and airconditioned dormitaries also available from RM18-RM21.

Block HS10, Lot 100, 1 – 3 Floor,
Harbor Square, 90000 Sandakan, Sabah.
Tel: +6 089-223582 / +6089-676442

Sandakan Hostel & Backpackers (formerly Sunset Harbor Botik Hostel) - Clean, quiet and safe located near the harbour opposite the Central Market (which offers fresh fruits, groceries, food court, pearls, and apparels from 2AM to 5PM). Some rooms has road frontage, where portion of the sea can be seen while other rooms offer no views. Fan and airconditioned dormitaries also available from RM20 onwards.

Lot 126, 1st Floor, Phase 1E,
Sandakan, Sabah
Tel: +6089 221221

Sepilok Jungle Resort

Sepilok Jungle Resort - Let its beautiful landscaped gardens and wide expanse of lush jungle transport you back in time. No of room : 60. Location: Sepilok, 5 minutes walk away from Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and 20 minutes walk from Rainforest Discovery Centre. Rating: 2 star by the Ministry of Tourism. Rooms rates from RM28 – RM170.

Restaurant open daily from 7.30am to 10pm

Attractions: Swimming pool, children's pool and jacuzzi, Asian Box Turtle Hatchery, Bird watching, jungle trail, mini gym, Free Wifi in restaurant, internet service, tour desk, money exchange, laundry service.

Jalan Rambutan, Mile 14, Sepilok,
90000 Sandakan, Sabah.
Phone :          +60 89 533031 / 533041 / 533051
Email :  
Website :

Sepilok Nature Resort

Sepilok Nature Resort - Sepilok Nature Resort is within walking distance of the world-famous Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. The fully air-conditioned twin bed chalets feature beautiful lake or jungle view verandas and private bathrooms with hot water; the surrounding garden that offers and amazing display of tropical plants and grasses and a collection of more than one hundred and fifty different Asian orchid species. Room rates from RM330 - RM430.

There is a restaurant in the resort main building built with attractive traditional wooden interior, overlooking the lush lowland tropical rainforest canopies. Guest can enjoy a sumptuous meals cooked by our chef with a fusion of local and western cuisines served in the central building under covered terraces in a serene setting facing the lake and virgin rainforest.

Arrange a taxi from the airport. The resort is approximately a 40-minute drive from the airport and taxi should cost you around RM35-40 per way. Alternatively you can take the bus marked "Sepilok Batu 14" (Sepilok - 14th Mile) at the bus stand next to the Sandakan Waterfront Market.

Sepilok Forest Edge Resort

Sepilok Forest Edge Resort - offers lodging in a farm environment. Several chalets such as Standard Chalet, Family Chalet, Superior Chalet and also Long House with several rooms. Ideal for backpackers or natural enthustiatics. Incorporated on  20 acres undulating land - at the forest edge of the world famous Orang Utan Forest Reserved "Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre". Rooms rates from RM180-RM500 for chalets, and from RM30-RM70 for Long House’s domitory rooms.

Jalan Rambutan, Sepilok Mile 14,
Sandakan, Sabah.
Tel: +6089 533190 ; +6089 533245

Nipah Lodge

Nipah Lodge - Nipah Lodge Resort is surrounded by nature with mangrove paths. A perfect retreat place to get away from busy hostels and lodges. It is the only accommodation within minutes to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. The view from each private chalet balcony and dorm rooms are overlooking to a pure serenity of a low land forest. It is like being part of a scene from National Geographic rainforest. Private rooms rate from RM100. 8 bed mixed dorm from RM31 per person.

Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey, 
Mile 19, Jalan SPS3, 
Sandakan, Sabah.
Tel: +6089 672177

Bilit Rainforest Lodge

Bilit Rainforest Lodge - located beside the Lower Kinabatangan River in the village of Bilit, about 2.5 hours from Sandakan. It is set amidst lush tropical forest and offers comfort and peaceful relaxation as well as a base for easy exploration of the incredible diversity of plant, mammal and bird life at the Kinabatangan region.

All chalets and the restaurant are made from local hardwood material and are designed to blend into the nature giving a unique local native ambience. A boardwalk connects the jetty, restaurant and all the chalets.

Lodge facilities:
12 semi-detached and 6 detached chalets with queen size beds.
All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, private bathroom with hot & cold shower
Restaurant with bar, Internet facilities ( in the future ), Souvenir corner.

Publish Rate: RM210.00 - RM350.00

Address :      
Lot 33A, 1st FLoor Block E,
Utama Place, Mile 6, North Road,
90000 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.
Phone :          +6089 202388
Email :  
Website :

Barefoot Sukau Lodge

Barefoot Sukau Lodge – created to provide a differentiated experience for visitors coming to enjoy and learn about the extra-ordinary nature and rich biodiversity of the Lower Kinabatangan River.

The great ambience and personalized service of the lodge is best suited for those looking for a clean and carefree atmosphere, where they can inter-mingle with other guests and the local community, yet enjoy a private space when needed.

They can, as our name says, walk around barefooted if they so wish.

Barefoot Sukau Lodge is our guest's cozy home during their visit to Sukau. Guests will experience the awesome natural environment of Sukau Village along the longest river in Sabah.

Publish Rate: RM230.00 - RM480.00

Address : Kg. Sukau,
Kinabatangan, Sandakan,
Sabah, Malaysia


P.O.Box 73 Likas,
89403 Kota Kinabalu,
Sabah, Malaysia

KK Sales Office
Lot 1, 2nd Floor, Wisma KKM, KM8.5,
Jalan Tuaran,
 88450 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Phone :          +6088 384301
Email :  
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Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Sukau Rainforest Lodge – Opened in May 1995 (20 rooms ecolodge), Sukau Rainforest Lodge is built on stilts using Borneo hardwood species and is completely self sufficient in water and power supply, utilising rainwater and solar energy. Electric motors are used for river safari tours to wildlife areas to minimise air and noise pollution and reduce stress to the wildlife. Every room has an attached bathroom with solar hot water shower while electricity is supplied at night by a generator set. 2010 will witness our lodge undergoing extensive RM2 million upgrade of guestrooms, Gekko lounge, reception and gift shop and the addition of  Gomantong Hall, a design inspired by Gomantong Caves of Sukau. 

With the completion of these extensions, the Sukau Rainforest Lodge now offers the following: -

 · New - Guestrooms
 · New - Lounge and Reception Area
 · New - Gomantong Hall · New - Gift Shop
 · Kari Boardwalk (named after our landowner)
 · Melapi Restaurant  and jetty complete with sunset deck
 · Four bird and wildlife viewing decks
 · Information Gallery
 · 1,500 ft long covered Hornbill Boardwalk complete with two elephant “passes”

Address : Lot 1, Pusat Perindustrian Kolombong Jaya,
Mile 5.5, 88450 Kota Kinabalu,
Sabah, Malaysia
Phone :+6089 845100
Email :
Website :

Nature Lodge Kinabatangan

Nature Lodge Kinabatangan - Located along the Sungai Kinabatangan, our lodge is the only trace of civilisation within the proximity. Be prepared to get all misty eyed over the surreal lush greenery, intended to be left untouched for your viewing pleasure. It is, of course, free to indulge yourself with nature’s most promising scenery.

Staying in Nature Lodge Kinabatangan, you will pass through a little village known as Kampung Bilit - where the people’s lives are simple and absolutely remote from the outside world.

Publish Rate: RM320.00 - RM1,250.00 (with package for two or three days)

Address :    Kampung Bilit,
Kota Kinabatangan,
Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.
Phone :  +6088 230534 or +6013 8636263
Email :
Website :

New Sandakan B&B

New Sandakan B&B – Room rates from RM45.00 to RM60.00 for two persons.

Lot 1450, Taman Fortune,
Batu 8, Sandakan, Sabah.
Tel: +6089 674933

Sepilok Bed & Breakfast

Sepilok Bed & Breakfast - Comfortable accommodation located 1km from Sepilok OrangUtan Rehabilitation Centre and only 2 minutes walk from Rainforest Discovery Centre. 

 Room rates from RM 25 to RM75.

CL20110, Jalan Sawmill,
Off Jalan Sepilok,
Phone : +6089 534050 / +6019 8330901
Email :

Pat's Bed and Breakfast

PAT'S Bed and Breakfast Lodge - Located at Mile 1.5  between bus station and city centre. Family home atmosphere, clean dormitory rooms with fan or A/C. Comfortable living room and nice balcony. Kitchen for your own use. Laundry service available. 

Room rate at RM29 per pax. 

Mile 1½  North Road,
Sandakan, Sabah
Tel: +60 019 5843895 or +60 016 834548

Selingan Island Resort

Selingan Island ResortFor bookings and enquiries, please contact Crystal Quest Sdn. Bhd at Sabah Jetty Park, Sandakan.

Selingan Island,
90000 Sandakan, Sabah.
Tel : +6 089 212711