|Tour Code: SDK/1D/SS||Duration: Day Trip|
Pick up from any hotels within Sandakan at 0800 hrs or Sandakan Airport Transfer to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center. At this world renowned center, come face to face with human’s closest relative, the Orang Utans. Orang Utans share 97% of the same DNA as humans. The Orang Utans feeding time is at 1000 hrs. Also experience a walk in the tropical lowland dipterocarp forest. While Orangutan rehabilitation is still the primary goal at Sepilok, present aims include public education on conservation, research and assistance to other endangered species such as captive breeding of the rare and endangered rhinoceros.
At 1100hrs, depart Sepilok to the Sandakan Memorial Park. Located within the suburb of Taman Rimba, the site of a
notorious WWII prisoner-of-war camp is about 11km outside of Sandakan. The park, which includes a small museum, is a memorial to the thousands of Australian and British who lost their lives during the Japanese occupation. The rusting remains of an excavator, a generator and a boiler lie in their original positions, near steps leading up to a small Commemorative Pavilion.
Proceed to the English Tea House for lunch. The English Tea House is superbly situated within the grounds of the historic Agnes Keith House Museum and is housed in a meticulously renovated colonial house surrounded by 1.5 acres of perfectly manicured lawns. With enveloping greenery and cool breezes, you can enjoy the spectacular views of the town and Sandakan Bay as you relax for your lunch in the garden. After lunch, transfer to either hotel or airport for your flight.