Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), Sandakan

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Visit a center of environmental education at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC). Starting off as an environmental school, the center opened its doors to the public in 2007, maintaining its focus on conservation and education while broadening its appeal to younger and amateur visitors. Enjoy a stroll through the plant identification garden to learn about the vegetation that thrives in the surrounding nature reserve. Take a trip up to the 25 m (82) ft high canopy walkway to gain a new perspective on an area of thick rainforest--great for photographs and bird-spotting, and secure enough for kindergarten-age children. Our Sandakan trip planning website makes visiting Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) and other Sandakan attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • After the disappointment of the Orang Utan Sanctionary we came here as we were anyway in Sepilok. BEST DECISION, it was mostly empty (high season) and it is that big that you are mostly alone on the t...  more »
  • After you do the canopy walk you must see the Sepilok Giant! Don't wuss out, do it! It's hot, get over it your in Borneo! The trail turns off, and turns to just dirt, or mud. Also, I think the signs l...  more »
  • We came here for around an hour, we would of stayed longer but it was very humid for our 3 year old. Really lovely time high up in the trees on the walk ways. The whole area was very peaceful and a gr...  more »
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  • A wonderful place for a walk in the semi wild. Saw lots of great insects, flowers and massive monitor lizard. As well as some amazing trees
  • The Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) is the gateway to getting to know the uniqueness and importance of Borneo’s rainforests. Situated 23 kilometres from Sandakan Town and not too far from the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre, the RDC’s main highlights are its exhibition halls, the Plant Discovery Garden, the Kapili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, environmental education programmes and a small lake for boat rides. Great for birding and if you super lucky an orangutan
  • The nature is always nice itself. I just feel it's disturbed too much by human's activities. It is the last pieces of jungle left after they cut all for the industrial palm oil. It is rather business than conservation or discovery. Ah, the plant discover gadern is well-take care, you should have a look there.
  • Nice place to visit. Very large forest. It's take about 2-3 hour to explore
  • Nice for a walk. There is not much for animals but the vast array of rain forest plans is great

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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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