Attractions

Animal Sanctuary in Sepilok

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

Around 25km north of Sandakan, and covering some 40 sq km of the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, this inspiring world-famous centre welcomes orphaned and injured orangutans for rehabilitation before returning them to…
Animal Sanctuary in Sepilok

Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre

These rescued, loveabl,e pint-sized bears recently found a home here at Sepilok with the fantastic new Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), which opened in 2014. The centre has full access for the disabled, …
Park in Tawau

Tawau Hills Park

Hemmed in by agriculture and human habitation, this small reserve has forested hills rising dramatically from the surrounding plain. If getting into the Maliau Basin or Danum Valley feels like too much of an effort,…
Wildlife Reserve in Sepilok

Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

A local palm-plantation owner has created a private proboscis monkey sanctuary, attracting the floppy-conked locals with sugar-free pancakes at 9.30am and 2.30pm feedings at Platform A, and 11.30am and 4.30pm at Pla…
Cave in Sungai Kinabatangan

Gomantong Caves

Imagine a massive crack in a mountain, a cathedral-like inner chamber shot with splinters of sunlight and swarming with cockroaches and scorpions, and you have the Gomantong Caves. Yes, the smell is disgusting thank…
Cave in Sungai Kinabatangan

Batu Tulug

This hill is studded with caves housing the ancestors of local Chinese and Orang Sungai (People of the River). Because the Kinabatangan has a habit of frequently flooding, the final resting place of the dead has tra…
Nature Reserve in Tambunan

Tambunan Rafflesia Reserve

Near the top of the Crocker Range, next to the main highway 20km from Tambunan, is this park devoted to the world's largest flower. The Rafflesia Rangers can guide you into the jungle reserve for the day for RM100. …
Memorial in Northwestern Sabah

Kundasang War Memorial

The junction for the Mesilau Nature Resort on the KK–Ranau Hwy is the site of the Kundasang War Memorial, which commemorates the Australian and British prisoners who died on the infamous Sandakan Death Marches. Whil…
Museum in Kota Kinabalu

Mari Mari Cultural Village

With three-hour tours at 10am, 2pm or 6pm, Mari Mari showcases various traditional homes of Sabahan ethnic communities – the Bajau, Lundayeh, Murut, Rungus and Dusun – all of which are built by descendants of the tr…
Nature Reserve in Sepilok

Rainforest Discovery Centre

The RDC, about 1.5km from SORC, offers an engaging graduate-level education in tropical flora and fauna. Outside the exhibit hall filled with child-friendly displays, a botanical garden presents samples of tropical …