The former capital of British Borneo, Sandakan is now a dream destination for animal lovers and rainforest explorers alike. Experience the rich beauty of the Bornean rainforest when you book your flights to Sandakan with Royal Brunei Airlines to begin your adventure of the region’s stunning natural wonders.
Orangutans in Sandakan
Visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, an ecological reserve dedicated to rescuing and caring for these rainforest apes. Learn more about the resident animals and watch their daily feeds from a viewing platform. Then, strap on your walking boots and trek its multiple nature trails to see tropical flora and fauna.
Nature in Sandakan
Experience nature at its most enchanting with a visit to Sandakan’s Rainforest Discovery Centre. Learn all about Borneo’s unique rainforests and take advantage of the area’s excellent birdwatching opportunities. Tree-lined steel walkways offer the chance for spectacular views of the local vegetation. Next, visit the Gomantong Caves and see the giant, cathedral-like walls of the Black Chamber. Also, look out for the resident bat population, which is said to number in the hundreds of thousands.
The region is also home to sea turtles, who use the outlying islands as breeding grounds. Spend a night in a chalet at Selingan Island in the Turtle Islands National Park to witness turtles climb up to the beach to lay their eggs in the sand.
Get 15kg baggage allowance on your flight to Sandakan with Royal Brunei Airlines’ RB Link service, providing convenient connections throughout Borneo.