Sandakan

3 Travel Secrets

December 4, 2009 · 14 comments

I recently got messages from Shannon at AlittleAdrift and JoAnna at Kaleidoscopic Wandering about a Tripbase (from Katie) idea of sharing travel secrets to the world.

So here are mine, from my experience of travelling this year: Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →

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Monkeying around

October 11, 2009 · 7 comments

After seeing just 3 Orangutans at Sepilok, it became clear I’ve not seen much wildlife since being in Sandakan, despite it being one of the better places in Malaysia to see some. There is another place nearby (15km away or so) called the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. Which is a Santuary for proboscis monkeys. A primate with a strange nose and different colour fur to most other monkeys. They are also endemic to Borneo Island and can only stay in forest areas near a river so you can’t see them anywhere else in the world apart from a few places on Borneo Island.

Female Proboscis Monkey

Female Proboscis Monkey

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On my way to KK

April 20, 2009 · 1 comment

I said my goodbyes and final thank yous to the Chin family I had been staying with in Sandakan and caught the bus early to Kota Kinabalu, it was sad to go but making and leaving friends I make on the road is something every traveller has to get used to. Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →

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The crocodile adventure park in Sandakan is cheap to get in and basic inside, it consists of different types of crocodiles in enclosures along with a few other token animals and fishes.

This 700kg bad boy had previously eaten 4 people before Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →

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Returning back to land after visiting turtle island, I spotted the big Sandakan mosque. Lim picked me up from the jetty, it was also his birthday so happy birthday Lim!

He had a little plan of things to do to celebrate his birthday and my last full day in Sandakan, so we went to see all the things I’ve missed so far. Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →

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