Gateway to Borneo’s
Wildlife, Sandakan was the former capital when Sabah was known as
British North Borneo. Within the town, places of interest include:
St Michael's and All Angels Church, Goddess of Mercy Temple, Puu
Jih Buddhist Temple, Sandakan Mosque, Australian Memorial,
Japanese Cemetery and the Observation Point at Jalan Istana.
If shopping is one of your interests, there is a huge market on
the shore front.
of Interest in the Area of Sandakan:
Sepilok Orang-Utan Sanctuary
Here, orang utans that have been abandoned by their mothers, or
were formally in captivity, are rehabilitated until they are fit
enough to be returned to the wild.
Sabah’s longest river, the riverside forest boasts an astonishing
variety of wildlife that is both common and easy to see.
Turtle Islands National Park
Visited by marine turtles which come ashore to lay their eggs,
mainly between August and October.