Home » Orangutan and Sandakan City
Tour Code: OV-NS6
Minimum Travellers: 2 Pax
Tour duration: 1 Day
Activity Level: Light
Nestled in the heart of Sabah, the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre (SORC) stands as a beacon of hope for orphaned orangutans. With a primary mission to provide care and rehabilitation for these young primates, SORC plays a vital role in their journey back to the wild. Many of these orangutans have been orphaned due to illegal logging or captured as illegal pets, and SORC works tirelessly to teach them essential skills like climbing and foraging before releasing them into their natural habitat once more.
Not far from SORC lies another remarkable conservation center: the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Sharing the same noble objective, this center focuses on rehabilitating Bornean sun bears, known for their playful and active nature. Unlike other bear species, sun bears do not hibernate and can be seen climbing trees and extracting honey from beehives, earning them the endearing nickname of “honey bear.”
Visiting these centers offers a unique opportunity to witness the incredible work being done to protect and rehabilitate these endangered species. At SORC, observe the young orangutans as they undergo specialized training and regain their natural instincts, preparing them for a future in the wild. Meanwhile, at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, marvel at the antics of these charismatic honey bears, whose playful nature will captivate your heart.
Both centers provide valuable educational experiences, allowing visitors to learn about the challenges faced by these remarkable creatures and the ongoing conservation efforts to protect them. By supporting these initiatives, visitors contribute to the preservation of these magnificent species and their fragile habitats.
After lunch, continue with Sandakan city tour. Visit to the Sandakan Memorial Park, the site of the original Sandakan prisoner of War camp. Proceed to the Puu Jih Shih Temple located on the steep hill. from here you can have a magnificent view of Sandakan Bay and the town center. Then continue to the one of the oldest church in Sabah, St Michael’s Church. Drive to Central Market where you can see the local produce and fresh food being sold. Next, a visit to Agnes Keith House to learn about the during colonial era. Stop at the nearby English Tea House where you may have another spectacular view of Sandakan city. Here, you may have your own choices of refreshment (own account). After tours, transfer back to Sandakan airport or your respective hotel.
Make sure you are holding air ticket to Sandakan.
Morning : BKI/SDK by MH2042 0700-0740hrs or AK6092 0635-0720hrs
Evening : SDK/BKI by MH3094 1835-1930hrs or AK6499 1820-1910hrs
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