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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 Indian in Kota Kinabalu

Mother India

The enticing aromas lead you into this beautifully decorated restaurant accented with ochre and golden tones, pendant lighting and carved screens. With attentive staff, sparkling white china and linen napkins, Mothe…
Top Choice International in Sandakan

Ba Lin Roof Garden

A hidden treat at the top of the Nak Hotel, this stylish restaurant/bar has retro paper light shades, wicker swing-chairs, and swallow-you-up couches. Eat inside or out; on the pot-plant shaded verandah or, in the e…
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…
Top Choice International in Sandakan

Harbour Bistro Cafe

Regarded by many as the best of the gaggle of casual eateries that line the waterfront, the Harbour Bistro menu lists plenty of Asian options using beef, chicken and local seafood, plus there are western style mains…
Top Choice International in Sepilok

Lake Bistro & Bar

This open-sided restaurant makes the most of its lakeside setting with the dark tropical timbers used in its construction complimenting the lush garden and carriage lighting. Pan-Asian dishes of beef, chicken and se…
Top Choice Pub Food in Pulau Labuan

The Kraken Grill @ The Waterfront

With a pirate-map menu and references to the Black Pearl and Jack, It's easy to pick the theme here. Come happy hour though, just buy one pint to get another free. And that is when this open-air bar right on the mar…
Top Choice International in Kota Kinabalu

El Centro

Tiny El Centro is supercasual, with a menu free of palm oil and focussing on delicious and authentic Mexican fare: soft tacos, burritos, etc, but also featuring hummus, pizza, chorizo wraps, chicken and beef burgers…
Top Choice Seafood in Semporna

Fat Mother Seafood Restaurant

Bustling Fat Mother's has terrific reviews for its warm service and wide-ranging seafood menu – your dinner will be glowering at you from the glass tanks. They'll even prepare your own fish if you've caught it. Grou…
Top Choice Indian in Kota Kinabalu

Kohinoor

Come to this silk-festooned waterfront restaurant, for northern Indian cuisine and classic dishes ranging from chicken tikka masala to prawn biryani and lamb rogan josh. Many vegetarian dishes also available. The ar…