Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre is located at mile 14 and about 20 minutes away from Sadankan town. This world-famous Sanctuary enables visitors to come in close contact with the remarkable "Orang Utan" which means "man of the forest" in Malay.
The islands within the Park play an important role as the breeding ground for Green turtles in all of South East Asia. Among the three islands, Pulau Selingan being the largest and is the main nesting area for the Green turtles (Chelonia Mydas), while another species called Hawksbill turtles prefer Pulau Gulisan.
'Sungai Kinabatangan' is Sabah's longest river and measures 560 km from its headwaters in the southwest of the state and empties into the Sulu Sea, east of Sandakan. It has a catchment area of about 16,800 km², covering almost 23% of the total land area of this State.
Agnes Keith penned Land Below The Wind in 1939. With its success, two books were written, namely Three Came Home (1946) and White Man Returns (1951). With the exception of the second book, Land Below the Wind and White Man Returns were written in this house, on the hill where she had the best views of Sandakan Bay at the front and the Sulu Sea at the back.
t is the first stone building ever constructed in Sabah. It began in 1893 and was only completed in the 1906. Designed by New Zealander Mr. B.W Mountfort, the building was first constructed with Belian wood, followed by brick and finally stone!
Located on the suburb of Taman Rimba, about 11km outside of Sandakan, is a well-maintained and beautifully landscaped hill park. It is the Sandakan Memorial Park, a notorious World War II prisoner-of-war camp site!