Rainforest Discovery Centre
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary
Proboscis monkeys (Nasalis larvatus) are an even more exclusive attraction than orang-utans. After all, you can see orang-utans in...
Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre (SORC)
One of only four orangutan sanctuaries in the world, occupies a corner of the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve about 25km north of...
Tour menu includes its Sukau River Lodge on the Kinabatangan. Located in Sepilok.
The SORC cafeteria vends sandwiches, noodle bowls, rice plates, snacks and beverages, though they are known for running out of items...
Rainforest Discovery Centre information
The RDC, about 1.5km from SORC, offers an engaging graduate-level education in tropical flora and fauna. Outside the exhibit hall – itself filled with displays that are easily accessible to children – a botanical garden presents varying samples of tropical plant life, the accompanying descriptions every bit as vibrant as the foliage. There's a gentle 1km lakeside walking trail, studded along the way with environmental education signage. A series of eight canopy towers connected by walkways give you a birds-eye view of the green rooftops of the trees, by far the most rewarding element of a trip here. Paddleboats (RM5) are available to ride around the inviting lake near the centre's entrance. You can also book night walks, which afford the chance to spot nocturnal animals like tarsiers and wild cats.
It's best to get there either at 8am or 4pm, as wildlife tends to hibernate during the sweltering hours in the middle of the day. A proper visit along the trails and towers takes around 1½ hours. This is a good spot to while away time between feedings at the SORC.