Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Sandakan

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Visit the home of the island's most iconic natives at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. Founded in 1994 by a benevolent developer, the reserve protects around 60 of the seriously endangered primates, supplementing their diet and keeping track of their numbers. Visit the center at feeding time to watch the families of these pot-bellied, large-nosed monkeys emerge from the jungle, and take a walk across the reserve to observe them searching for food in their natural habitat. Put Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary and other Sandakan attractions into our Sandakan vacation route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Was not aware of this sanctuary before I traveled so an added bonus. Arrived unaware of the feeding times but still had a great visit just watching the interactions of these and other fascinating anim...  more »
  • The Proboscis monkeys are very close, impresses. It is best to go during lunch hours, we reached 1430, time of last meal and visit. You must not miss it.
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  • The only place where you can come this close to these amazing creatures! You can literally just stand next to them which was kind of scary in the beginning. Keep a distance though just to respect thei...  more »

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On the main road leading into Sandakan simple hotels offer comfortable rooms, providing easy access to the area's natural attractions. In the town itself, the most popular accommodations cluster around the harbor and surrounding districts. Close to the water, you can find everything from backpacker hostels to popular chain hotels. Have a look at Jalan Leila, running west of the harbor--here, well-placed hotels ensure ease of travel to surrounding areas.
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