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
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
How many days in Kuala Lumpur? Sandakan or Kota Kinabalu?
How many days do I have to spend in Kuala Lumpur? Does it worth to go Kota Kinabalu or go ahead to Sandakan? ...
Malaysian Borneo to Bali: border crossings
1. Have you ever crossed border to Indonesian Borneo through Sandakan. 2. Who has blogged about this subject. 3. Sarawak to Indonesia (Bali) How much does it cost to get from Sandakan to KK... Labuan island to Brunei by ferry. ...
Ferry From Kalimantan (Borneo) To Philippines
I'm thinking of taking a ferry from Surabaya to Kalimantan, traveling overland to Bitung and then taking a ferry to General Santos, Philippines. Or traveling to Sandakan and taking a ferry to Zamboanga. I haven't found a lot of information on either of these routes. What I found confirms that it ...
Sandakan Another smooth flight which is always rewarding, no one sat behind us dragging on our head rest and no one infront leaning right back onto our laps. When the stewards do the emergency ...
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