A Selingan and Sandakan sightseeing tour is a fascinating way to learn more about Borneo Island.
If you are interested in 20th-Century history, you will want to visit Sandakan Memorial Park in the Taman Rimba suburbs. It is built on the site of a World War II detention camp for prisoners of war and contains items from that time, such as a generator, the remains of an excavator and a boiler. Every one of these items seems frozen in time, and they serve as a memorial to the prisoners who were interned there.
The museum and the Commemorative Pavilion situated within the park tell about the brave sacrifice of Australian and British troops. Alongside local guerilla fighters, they battled to take back the island from the Japanese.
Your Selingan and Sandakan sightseeing tour can include a tasty lunch at the English Tea House. The Tea House is situated next to an impressive historical monument known as the Agnes Keith House, and it is surrounded by 1.5 acres of wonderfully preserved lawns and plenty of plants and trees.
You would not want to miss out on a visit to the Selingan Turtle Island Park where you can watch these amphibians laying their eggs. If you want to, you can observe the way young turtles are introduced to the sea and released there. If you’d like to lend a hand as a volunteer, you can help the park workers move the eggs to specially-built hatcheries.
If you book a Selingan and Sandakan sightseeing trip with us, you will find yourself challenged to learn more about these mysterious locations, and you will end up discovering that they are much more than just a couple of exotic vacation spots.