If it’s time for a vacation and you’re thinking about going to the island of Borneo for a Sandakan sightseeing tour, we suggest you make a list of the places you want to go, since there are lots of areas to visit and things to discover.
To begin with, there is the Puh Joh Shih Temple, where you can discover the history and culture of the city. The temple is situated on a hill and embellished with gold and red dragons. Another fascinating place is the gold-gilded figurine of Buddha inside the temple.
You can enjoy breathtaking scenery of Sandakan Bay and photograph or film as much as you please. Down the hill there is Sim Sim Water Village, founded in 1897 and inhabited by both Chinese and Malaysians.
On the site of a World War Two prisoner-of-war camp is Sandakan Memorial Park. There’s a tiny art gallery that reminds travelers of the bravery and sacrifice of the Australian and British troops who battled to free these areas from Japanese control.
You may want to enjoy a delicious brunch at the English Tea House and tour the Agnes Keith House Museum.
Your Sandakan sightseeing tour would not be complete without a stop at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center, where it is possible to come very close to these interesting pot-bellied primates. You can help out the workers who feed them, or view a fascinating movie at the Nature Education Center. And you can learn all about the orangutans and the work of the Center at the Exhibition Hall.
En route to the Labuk Bay refuge to see the Proboscis monkeys, you’ll have the chance to see the oil-palm plantations and the stunning orchid fields.
Book your Sandakan sightseeing tour with us and take advantage of a fantastic opportunity to discover this unique area of the world.