Centre Point – walking distance
Warisan Square (0.1 km or 5-minute drive)
Filipino Market – walking distance
1Borneo (8 km or 15-minutes drive)
The Ka'amatan Festival is particularly significant as it marks not only the occasion to honour Bambaazon and to thank God for the bountiful harvest and his generosity in prolonging life on earth. It is also an occasion where the promise of friendship and brotherhood is renewed through mutual forgiveness. The Kadazan Ka'amatan Festival is perhaps the most indigenous and grandest Festival in Sabah. Merry celebrations are held at all levels, commencing with the kampung (village) level, then district level and climaxing with the state level celebrations on 30th and 31st May.
Kundasang, home of the luminous Mount Kinabalu lies in Ranau. Ranua was also the terminus of the notorious Sandakan Death March during World War II. The Kundasan War Memorial serves to commemorate the sacrifices and bravery of the fallen heroes. The journey offers panoramic views of lush greenery with crisp fresh air sweeping across you face.
Adrenalin junkies and sports enthusiasts are spolit for choice with the variety of adventure and sporting activities available in Sabah. From the exhilarating Mountain Torque Via Feratta, to the Kiulu White Water Rafting to jungle trekking expedition in Mesilau. Sabah is abound with challenges to suit the wild and energetic.
Stretching 560km from the Croker Range in the southwest of Sabah to the Sulu Sea in the east, the Kinabatangan River sustains one of the world’s richest ecosystems.
Other than being home to Borneo’s indigenous orang utan and proboscis monkey, the surrounding forest is also one of the only two known places in the world where 10 species of primates are found. All eight species of hornbill found in Borneo make this its home.
Getting there : Overland trip from Sandakan to Sukau covers 135km, 42 km of the journey is on gravel road through palm oil plantations. A 350km drive from Kota Kinabalu is also possible and it takes at least 6 hours.
The Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre was set up in 1964 to rehabilitate orphaned baby orang utan. Set in the lush 4,300-hectare Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, the Centre under the administration of the Wildlife Department of Sabah attracts tourists and researchers alike, giving them the opportunity to watch the orang utan up close in their natural habitat. A boardwalk leads you to a viewing gallery and feeding platform where the apes are fed milk and bananas twice a day at 10.00am and 3.00pm by rangers. Feeding time also attracts long-tailed macaques to the area.
Getting there : If you are not on any tour, public buses and taxis are available from Sandakan town. The Labuk Road Bus Company vehicles depart from the front of the Sandakan Town Council (Majlis Perbandaran Sandakan or MPS) from 6.00 am onwards. Fares are RM2.10 one way, but it will only stop at the junction to the Centre. You will have to walk about one and a half km in. You can hire a taxi for a return trip for about RM100.00 negotiable. The distance between town and the Centre is approximately 23km.