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
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
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
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 ...
Posted in Vicky and Chloe Bailey World Tour 11/12 by Vicky Bailey