I will fly from Bangkok to Kota Kinabalu via KL. Visiting the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, in Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia where you can see wild orangutans released into the jungle of Borneo.
Now that you’ve seen the evidence for yourself you’ve probably realised that I’m being wildly sarcastic. Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC): Canopy walk was worth it - See 996 traveler reviews, 594 candid photos, and great deals for Sandakan, Malaysia, at Tripadvisor. Japanese Cemetery: It's OK, Worth a visit if you have time - See 30 traveller reviews, 30 candid photos, and great deals for Sandakan, Malaysia, at Tripadvisor. Sandakan Heritage Museum is 650 yards away, while Sam Sing Gong Temple is 0.6 miles from Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan. First Time Visitor’s Mini Guide To Sandakan. The title should probably read: 10 reasons why you absolutely HAVE TO visit Malaysia. For Sandakan, I would like to hire a car in Kota Kinabalu and then travel to Sandakan and back, seeing (but not climbing) Mt Kinabalu and the orangutangs on the way. By the end of the war, of all the prisoners who had been incarcerated at Sandakan and Ranau, only six Australians survived, all of … Nothing can describe the feeling of seeing the jungle leaves begin to rustle and you spot your first glimpse of a wild orangutan. Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan: Convenient for visiting Sepilok - See 1,648 traveller reviews, 1,544 candid photos, and great deals for Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan at Tripadvisor. The Sandakan Death Marches were a series of forced marches in Borneo from Sandakan to Ranau which resulted in the deaths of 2,434 Allied prisoners of war held captive by the Empire of Japan during the Pacific campaign of World War II in the Sandakan POW Camp. Sandakan Airport.is 8.5 miles from the property.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.
Sandakan Memorial Park dedicated to the fallen soldiers of World War II, Bull Sim Sim which is a lovely water village on stilts and cultural venues such as Sandakan Heritage Museum and Agnes Keith House and Museum, restored from the home of author Agnes Newton Keith are other sights worth visiting. I will make a trip to Sandakan and Labuan to see where my uncle died in a Japanese prisoner of war camp in WW2 from about 22 Dec 2008 to 2 Jan 2009. If you can spare the time, the 2.5-hour journey from Sandakan to the Kinabatangan River is absolutely worth the effort to partake in a Kinabatangan River Cruise.