Sandakan

Land of the orang utans

Take a flight into Sabah's second most important port after Kota Kinabalu. Since timber has ceased to become a relatively small industry, Sandakan found a new lease of life by becoming a gateway for eco-tourism destinations in Sabah, such as the famed Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, Rainforest Discovery Centre, Turtle Islands Park, Gomantong Caves and much more. Sandakan also draws a rich historical background.