Sandakan is a bustling commercial town of 440,000 people that acts as the gateway to the eastern part of Sabah. It is however famous for being a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp during WWII and being the starting point for the infamous Sandakan death marches.
From the Sandakan Travel Guide
Average cheapest prices by month for budget accommodation in Sandakan
The best location to get easy access to see the orangutans! Spacious and scenic setting. Amazing pool which is perfect for a dip to cool down in the burning sun. Wifi in the restaurant was a great surprise! Staff friendly and helpful: our tour got confused and didnt pick us up and the staff helped us organise our own trip to get to the river. ... more
The description doesnt do this place justice, it is an absolute gem with fantstic accomodationa and the food is great. We would definatley stay here again if we we are in the area. The staff are so helpful and couldnt do enough for us. They provide a free shuttle bus to and from Sepilok Orang-utan center also with a free pickup from the bus stop. ... more
The location was great. It's a 2-minute walk to the bus station and close to a hotel pick-up for tours. It also has a great view of the sea from the communal area. It was quiet during our stay, mostly because there were only 5 people checked in due to Hari Raya holiday closure. The staff was helpful in arranging the river cruise tour for us. ... more
Borneo - tours from Sandakan
I'm going to be in Sandakan for 5-6 days in April and would like some advice on tours, pre booking via the web they seem to be very expensive. Is it better to book on arrival? (I only have a few days so don't really want to waste time shopping around when I'm there) Particularly would like to visit ...
New Years Sandakan, Malaysia
Hi All, Does anyone have any ideas of a good place to stay for new years in Sandakan? Also we plan to visit the orang-utan and proboscis monkey sanctuaries, turtle islands and caves etc around that time. Would it be cheaper to book an all in one tour or to book the separate parts individually? Any ...
Sandakan - Zamboanga immigration
Hi. Based on my experience taking the ferry from Sandakan to Zamboanga, you wont be asked questions by the immigration on both sides. (I have taken ferry both ways). Anway, you already have a ticket out from Manila to Hongkong. If you take Alison ferry, it will take you about 23 hours ( you can ...