Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), Sandakan

4.3
#1 of 10 in Museums in Sabah
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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  • Very great investment to come closer to the animals of the rain forest. You must however take time for it and in some places linger for some time to see the many birds or small animals. While we walked through the treetop path a white bald eagle flew over us to his Horst, which we found then later also, unfortunately he no longer returned and overflew us only a few times. Furthermore you can some birds look around described on plates on the roads. Unfortunately, the way with coarse gravel are equipped and so you must move really intent to cause not much noise. Late we had to see even the happiness still Colugos, which flew from tree to tree. On the whole, a real great plant to come closer to the local wildlife.
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  • Nice to Rambla, ws, we were in the wrong season because haven't seen much, and perhaps at the wrong time.
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  • Great park! Definitely worth visiting, quiet in our time of travel but that made it unique even though it is not the correct ' free jungle '
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  • Brilliantly laid out to let the natural beauty of this place come through. Helpful stuff too. We went twice in a week to make sure we did everything because that's how much there is to explore.
  • Great place to see wildlife, especially birds and flying squirrels. The 'hornbill tower' is a great place to see hornbills as well as eagles and other birds
  • Some good information boards and some nice walks around the forest. The canopy walk was great, we saw 2 orangutans and a giant squirrel. Nice place.
  • Lovely place! Every tree has name & the scientific name. There is canopy walk & suspemsion briged. Be notice they handle for the night walk cost 30MYR per head, trully experience. You need ask for availability at the counter first before 5 pm.
  • Great canopy walk. Amazing views. Highly recommended.

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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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