Hotel City View

Lot 1 Block 23, 3rd Ave, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Sandakan

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabiliation centre

A travel blog entry by soph022


... birds including a flock of hornbills, spotted lizards running around on exotic fruit trees, and the plants were just incredible. I got some beautiful pictures from this place.

Next was the second feeding time for the orangs, and along the way we spotted a viper snake, not far from the path curled up like a S in a tree. They are known to locals as the 100 pace snake, due to the legend that once bitten, you would only be able to walk 100 steps before dropping dead. Eek! ...

Carry On Up The Jungle

A travel blog entry by valetroy


... proboscis monkeys having breakfast, a lot of hornbills, 2 snake eating eagles, 2 water monitors, a kingfisher and best of the bunch a family of otters! I have never seen wild otters anywhere before and these were the size of Labradors (but with shorter legs) and were bobbing up and down in the bushes like meerkats. Worth getting out of bed for.

After breakfast we walked through the jungle to an ox-bow lake. Sounds simple? Bear in mind 24 hours ...

Jungle Book

A travel blog entry by spicerrtw


... 17, 17, 17); font-family: arial, sans-serif;">Wildlife observation takes various forms. Borneo is a haven for wildlife although much of the natural habitat of e.g. orangutans has been lost. Much of our observation is from the boat along the river, sometimes in the pitch black at night, but we also trek in the rainforest to look for wildlife. Mark makes detailed notes of our sightings and sends them to the Malaysian Wildlife authorities. We have seen:

Ape Friend

A travel blog entry by foggie


Sandakan doesn't get many westeners. So I got stared at and laughed at a lot here. People pretended not to notice me but they really did.

The main attraction is the nearby orangatan sanctuary. It was built for orphan orangutans that learn the skills they need ...

Man of the Forest

A travel blog entry by eschildermans


... platform, there is also the chance for an up close encounter with one. They tend to be a bit cheeky and steal things off of tourists so it was a bit disappointing to not witness one of these meetings. However, I was fortunate to see "the Hairless Wonder" watching us curiously from the rooftop of the main building. Then it was off to the feeding platform where a male showed up for dinner. Patience prevailed, ...

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This hotel, located on Lot 1 Block 23, 3rd Ave, Sandakan, is near Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Sandakan Prison Camp Memorial, Agnes Newton Keith Home, and Sandakan Rainforest Park.
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