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TravelPod Member ReviewsSabah Hotel Sandakan
Lovely setting, good food
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Our last day has been one of relaxation. We walked to downtown Sandakan, the smoke haze has worsened and the heat oppressive. We are not big on shopping - so heading back to our hotel for a quiet day. Looking forward to a BBQ dinner tonight....should be interesting! Dinner was lovely, lamb on a spit, nice to have something other then chicken and …
After breakfast we farewelled Bilit and head back to Sandakan. The journey back we drive past hundreds of acres of palm oil plantations. A lucrative business, but a great sacrifice to cut down so much of this beautiful rainforest. And the native wildlife have their habitat threatened daily. We are so familiar with seeing fuel and milk tankers, over …
... seemed to round the day off nicely in a kind of, life goes on type of way...
Our driver then took us back to Sandakan and we were still left with our differing views from the day. It had been amazing to see the monkeys in a natural habitat and we were happy to support them in having a better chance of survival (glass half full) but we had been well and truly enlightened as to the extent of the deforestation which could never be reversed (half empty).
... and she had already received interest from quite a few recruitment agencies who were interested in talking to her, spending most of the day replying to them, looking for jobs and deciding what it was that she wanted to do. At lunch we had a knock on the door and yet more spicy vegetables and boiled rice had been brought to us free of charge, the owner was making a real effort to make our stay as comfortable as possible and we were rather enjoying the attention! ...