Travel Blogs from Sandakan, Malaysia

Sort by Newest Best first

Lots of bed and bread - that's what 'Auntie' said!, Sandakan, Malaysia travel blog

Lots of bed and bread - that's what 'Auntie' said!

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

This is a top pick!
7

... green and clean you feel yourself mesmerized by the landscape and its fantastic ability to constantly change. As we approached Sandakan the natural beauty was blighted somewhat by the very tacky large plastic animal figures on the roundabouts - I ...

They Don't Speak English But They Love To Dance, Sandakan, Malaysia travel blog

They Don't Speak English But They Love To Dance

A travel blog entry by jmo

This is a top pick!
1
28

... other at meal times, not to mention knocking the monkeys around who had gathered to try to steal the food. Now we are in Sandakan, the second largest city in Sabah. Tonight is Janice's birthday and the group is planning a dinner for her, so I am off ...

Lahad Datu to Sandakan, Sandakan, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Lahad Datu to Sandakan

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

This is a top pick!

... in the corner of the yard sat the ever present scrap vehicle which has been abandoned to to the undergrowth and chickens. Sandakan is a busy bustling place at the entrance to an island studded bay. On the outskirts we pass thousands of wooden shacks ...

Sandakan and Sepilok, Sandakan, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Sandakan and Sepilok

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

This is a top pick!

... didn't want a penny for the lift and left us with his number in case we wanted to attend his church group in Sandakan. The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre is situated about 25km from Sandakan. Started in 1964 and covering an area of 40 square ...

The man of the Jungle, Sandakan, Malaysia travel blog

The man of the Jungle

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

This is a top pick!
1
8

... Chinese and Indians.  He was sad that the government here does not take care of its people despite the reality that Malaysia is such a multiracial country.  He was a highly educated man too, he studied mechanical engineering in the UK and then ...

Uncle Tan's Jungle Adventure, Sandakan, Malaysia travel blog

Uncle Tan's Jungle Adventure

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

This is a top pick!
55

... can be done by bus which takes about 5-6 hours, we chose the easier option of hoping on a plane for a 35 minute flight to Sandakan. Since we arrived at around 7pm which is too late to leave for the jungle we spent our first night at Uncle Tans Guesthouse ...

Turtle power!, Sandakan, Malaysia travel blog

Turtle power!

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

This is a top pick!
7

... it to the jetty just about on time. An hour later we were on Turtle Island and settling into our room (aircon again - I like Malaysia!!). We spent the rest of the day on the beach snorkelling and sleeping (in the shade). At 7.30pm we assembled for dinner ...

Spending time with the Gentlemen of the forest, Sandakan, Malaysia travel blog

Spending time with the Gentlemen of the forest

A travel blog entry by markandjade

This is a top pick!
6

Highlights. Hostel. The woman at our hostel was really helpful and we noticed she was offering the same tour we had already booked to Kinabatangan for around a third cheaper. She managed to cancel it for us and then re-book through her, saving us a lot. ...

Borneo Rainforest Lodge, Sandakan, Malaysian Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Borneo Rainforest Lodge

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

This is a top pick!

... harvester and marketer of hardwoods in the world and a company called Pacific Hardwoods who have the largest timber processing complex in Malaysia at Siliam (I've been busy on the internet). On our trip into Danum Valley, between leaving the main road at ...

A tick on life's to do list, Sandakan, Malaysia travel blog

A tick on life's to do list

A travel blog entry by canaussie

This is a top pick!
2
33

... mountains they've climbed, and kilometers of world they have walked... and this is as senior citizens!  We had dinner with them in Sandakan, and took their photo, they were so lovely.  And yes, the photo is out of focus, I could spit!  We ...

Meet the Man of the Forest, Sandakan, Malaysia travel blog

Meet the Man of the Forest

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

This is a top pick!
10

... today provided me with an opportunity for doing so. For 200 Ringitt ($75), I scored a return flight from Kota Kinabulu to Sandakan. Fortunately, given the small size of Sabah, one way flights are only 40 minutes making a one day side trip to Sepilok ...

Arriving in Sandakan today, we hope ..., Sandakan, Malaysia travel blog

Arriving in Sandakan today, we hope ...

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

This is a top pick!
6

... When I come back, Dr T ate almost all the crisps!   The 'bus manager 'comes around to ask where we are going. Well, Sandakan, of course! No, which hotel? Euh, Sandakan something?! T just guesses our ETA at 15h when the man says: '3 more hours' and ...

Sandakan, previous capital of Borneo, Sandakan, Malaysia travel blog

Sandakan, previous capital of Borneo

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

This is a top pick!
15

06/04:  Luggage pickup at 6h30! Breakfast. 1,5 hour boat to Sandakan. 9h: hotel. Same hotel as last time.   Would we do Lankayan again: no. Are we glad we did it: yes.   We DID pay almost 500 Euro/person for the stay inclusive gear, ...

18 + only, Sandakan, Malaysia travel blog

18 + only

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

This is a top pick!
21

IF the nose of a proboscis monkey makes you think of other body parts, you are a suck puppy   Websites: booking company: www.stawdventure.com proboscis sanctuary: www.proboscis.cc silver moneys: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silvery_Lutung ...

Pigging out, Sandakan, Malaysia travel blog

Pigging out

A travel blog entry by benabroad

This is a top pick!

Arrived in Sandakan in the evening, got a guest house then in true davey style i rewarded myself for climbing the mountain (Simon did too) with an all you can eat Hari raya buffet. However we got there late and the buffet 'had finished' though there was ...

Cheeky monkeys!, Sandakan/Sepilok, Malaysia travel blog

Cheeky monkeys!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

This is a top pick!
3

One down, 2 to go and our next stop was to Sandakan and the Orang-utan sanctuary at Sepilok! We arrived late afternoon and headed up to an observation point to watch the sunset over the bay...up more steps!!!! What's that all about! There's not actually ...

Semporna -> Sandakan, Sandakan, Malaysia travel blog

Semporna -> Sandakan

A travel blog entry by france_rejean

3

... pas trop bon et etait bien gomme. Mais il a eu l'air a aprecie. Apres un voyage en taxi de 4h30 , nous voici a Sandakan. Pas grand chose a dire aujourd'hui sauf que nous etions 10 dans une jeep, un peu maganer et les fenetres devait etre tenue pour ...

Der Mann im Wald, Sandakan, Malaysia travel blog

Der Mann im Wald

A travel blog entry by judithundkuesu

21

Frisch erholt machen wir uns heute auf, das Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitations Zentrum zu erkunden. Hier werden die ausgesetzten Affenbabies grossgezogen und spaeter im Regenwald wieder ausgewildert. Aufgrund der Rodung des Regenwaldes wird der ...

The March of the Bornean Elephants, Sandakan, Malaysia travel blog

The March of the Bornean Elephants

A travel blog entry by megfriedrice

A wildlife-spotting boat trip up the Kinbangatan River, Borneo's second longest river. We bristle with anticipation in our bright orange lifejackets. Monty and Gwen, a delightful middle-aged welsh couple who have taken us under their wing, chatter away ...

Welcome To Kinabatangan Jungle Camp, Sandakan, Malaysia travel blog

Welcome To Kinabatangan Jungle Camp

A travel blog entry by philippajane86

1

After the unusual strenuous activity of the past few days I slept like a rock before I remembered how much my legs ached. It's so painful to walk, but worth it because, I forget if I mentioned, I hiked to the top of Mount Kinabalu. I packed up a small ...

Borneo Rainforest, Sandakan, Malaysia travel blog

Borneo Rainforest

A travel blog entry by rubyandzara

3
16

... We have had a busy time moving around a great deal and very little access to the Internet. Zara reporting; =========== We flew to Sandakan which is on the coast of north Borneo. We travelled by speedboat to Turtle Island. We went snorkelling and saw ...

Day 3 and back to civilisation, Sandakan, Malaysia travel blog

Day 3 and back to civilisation

A travel blog entry by nas.latif

... office. On arrival it was time for lunch. We all went our different ways, I walked to the crossroads to try and get a bus into Sandakan town.  itsw easy really - you just hold out your hand and they stop no one says a work. YOu sit down and ...

Day 39 - Sandakan -, Sandakan, Malaysia travel blog

Day 39 - Sandakan -

A travel blog entry by dru_tim

Next day we thought might be an Internet and movie day, but after breakfast at the Hawaii Cafe (same as dinner), we thought we'd pop to the tourist info centre to check out ANZAC day details. The lady was very, very helpful and answered all our questions ...

Some colonial history, and proboscis monkeys, Sandakan, Malaysia travel blog

Some colonial history, and proboscis monkeys

A travel blog entry by chrismcg

21

... decided to keep a section of their land for the monkeys.  Ecofriendly plantation owners are not in plentiful supply in Malaysia (or anywhere else I daresay) and although there were a few comments about the commercialism of the sanctuary, at least the ...

Mosquito hell, Sandakan, Malaysia travel blog

Mosquito hell

A travel blog entry by amandaseims

After a tiring bus journey I arrived in Sandakan.  Not much here but breaks up the journey to Kinabalu park.  Booked into the local hostel, bought some food for the mountain climb and went to find something to eat.  Decided to be ...

Thursday 15th September: The day it rained, Kinabatangan, Malaysia travel blog

Thursday 15th September: The day it rained

A travel blog entry by harveyinborneo

1

After a week of relentless blistering sunshine; it finally rained. I was overjoyed. ...

Monkeys Make Como-mo-motions, Sandakan, Malaysia travel blog

Monkeys Make Como-mo-motions

A travel blog entry by smgiles

2
10

... did arrive and watched until they literally kicked me out).  On my way back to town, I stopped at the very moving Sandakan Memorial to POWs.  Approximately 3000 Allied soldiers were held under horrific conditions in Sandakan and about 25% of the ...

Hari Raya, Kinabatangan, Malaysia travel blog

Hari Raya

A travel blog entry by harveyinborneo

4

For the last few days I have been helping the locals prepare their village and centre for a celebration that is being held today! We're currently hosting an Open House for various people of Asian cultures, and this evening there will be a party. All the ...

In a wild world, Sandakan, Malaysia travel blog

In a wild world

A travel blog entry by doowral

9

With a quick overnight at an airport hotel in Kuala Lumpur, we rose nice and early for our morning flight to Sandakan in Malaysian Borneo. During the last week in Vietnam I had been sending a few emails back and forth with a Malaysian company, trying ...

Sipilok, Sandakan, Malaysia travel blog

Sipilok

A travel blog entry by dianenew123

6

... gift from here.  I love them they are my favorite animal so I was looking forward to visiting here. We got a bus from Sandakan out to the Sanctuary early that morning.  There is set feeding times so you really want to make sure you are there ...

Sort by Newest Best first