Kinabatangan is Sabah's longest river. Measuring about 500km. It's
course spanning from the interior in the south-west side of the
Sabah toward Lahad Datu, passing near Balit and Abai before it empties into the Sulu Sea east of Sandakan.
Logging and clearing for plantations have devastated the upper
reaches of the river. But by a strange irony, the forest along the
coast is so hemmed in by oil palm plantations that an astonishing
variety of wildlife is easy to see. Perfect
for bird watching and wildlife sighting.