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
It may take a while to get there and may be unknown to most taxi drivers but the remoteness is wonderful. The chalets are quaint and privately situated on stilts among the forest and mangroves. Unfortunately they have let the boardwalk go into disrepair, so there is nothing to do between visits to the Proboscis Centre. ... more
Sepilok Forest Edge resort is a great spot, out of town and close to some great atractions. The accomidation is simple and afforable. Its most indearing feature is the staff,they are friendly,helpful and are ready to chat about tours in there region, the weather and other atractions in other areas of Sabah. ... 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
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 ...