Attractions

Top Choice 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 t…
Top Choice Museum in Pulau Labuan

Labuan Museum

This museum on Jln Dewan provides an excellent introduction and overview to the island's history and culture, from pre-colonial days, through British and Japanese occupation, WWII, and the establishment of Labuan as…
Cave in Sungai Kinabatangan

Gomantong Caves

Imagine a massive crack in a mountain, a cathedral-like inner chamber shot with splinters of sunlight and a cave floor swarming with cockroaches, long-legged centipedes and scorpions, and you have the Gomantong Cave…
Nature Reserve in Sepilok

Rainforest Discovery Centre

The RDC, about 1.5km from SORC, offers an engaging education in tropical flora and fauna. Outside the exhibit hall filled with child-friendly displays, a botanical garden presents samples of tropical plants. There's…
Historic Site in Sandakan

Sandakan Memorial Park

A beautiful rainforest garden marks the site of a Japanese POW camp and starting point for the infamous WWII 'death marches' to Ranau. Of the 1800 Australian and 600 British troops imprisoned here, the only survivor…
National Park in Sabah

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

Just west of Kota Kinabalu, the five islands of Manukan, Gaya, Sapi, Mamutik and Sulug and the reefs in between make up the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, covering a total area of just over 49 sq km. Only a short…
Market in Kota Kinabalu

Sunday Market

On Sundays, a lively Chinese street fair takes over a section of Jln Gaya. It's vividly chaotic, with stalls cheek by jowl hawking batik sarongs, umbrellas, fruit and antiques.
Animal Sanctuary in Sepilok

Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre

The Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), which opened in 2014, provides care to rescued sunbears, 44 bears at the time of writing. The centre has full access for the disabled, and it's possible to see the be…
Animal Sanctuary 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…
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…