Bunga Raya Island Resort And Spa

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

Malohom Bay, Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul, Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa
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Satisfaction Excellent
Excellent
48%
87
Very Good
30%
55
Average
10%
19
Poor
5%
10
Terrible
3%
6

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 111% more than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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  • Couples85
  • Solo100
  • Business50

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Kota Kinabalu to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre

by socki38

Planning a day trip to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre in December

Is it possible to do this in one day from Kota Kinabalu.
I can fly from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan, arriving 0750 in Sandakan and return 1420. This gives me about 6 hours.

Then I have to get to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre from the airport, is it best to go by taxi and how much will it cost.

Hope you can help?

Re: Kota Kinabalu to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre

by Josilver

HI,

I have been to the sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. It is able to be done in a day if you are flying from KK to Sandakan. It doesnt take more than a couple of hours to see the whole sanctuary, so you could easily so ther things like the war memorial or markets. I dont know how much it would cost to get a taxi, from memory it was about a 30 min drive.

Re: Kota Kinabalu to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre

by GrumpyDiver

We were at the centre a couple of years ago. The only time worth visiting is at feeding time and your arrival would seem to work. If I recall correctly, feeding time was in the 09:30 or 10:00 time period and the orangutans would swing in from the rainforest. It is all over within 30 or 40 minutes, so again, catching your flight back to KK should be fine.

We travelled a bit differently (stayed the night just outside the centre) so I can't tell you the taxi costs from the airport.

The only "worrying" thing is that your ticket is stamped "Orangutan sightings not guaranteed", so I assume this means they don't always show up. Anyway, a short video clip on what you could expect....

http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/vv/24cc/

Re: Kota Kinabalu to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre

by unaS

Great video Manfred! Thanks for sharing.

Re: Kota Kinabalu to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre

by madMillie

If you just want to see the Orangutans you will want to get to the center for 9- 10.30am because thats when its feeding time. if you get there later you may not see the orangutans because the center is trying to limit the contact between the orangutans and humans. remember its a rehabilitation center not a zoo. Also the centre is made up of three level- which only two are open to the public. Just to note its extremely hot and there is limited shade, so take a hat & drink plenty of water before hand- they do not although food & drink in the center. you can take a stroll around the orangutan centre afterwards but i suggest you visit the sandakan markets or war memorial. hope this helps

Re: Kota Kinabalu to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre

by socki38

Thanks for your response and info.
I’ve booked the flights from KK to Sandakan and retuning back on the same day, hope it all works out ok!

Re: Kota Kinabalu to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre

by SPOOLEY

The best way travel to Sepilok from Sandakan is either by taxi which should roughly cost about 40RM or by bus which will cost no more than 5RM. I am not sure what times the buses go but it should be easy enough to get a taxi outside the airport to take you to the centre upon your arrival.

Travel Tips for Kota Kinabalu

The history of KK

by Pieter11

The capital of Sabah is called Kota Kinabalu (mostly known as KK) but has had several other names during its history. The city started as a small fishermens town named Api Api (Fire Fire). When the British came to Sabah at the end of the 19th century the British North Borneo Company needed a homebase for its business. They chose a small island called Gaya Island, right in front of the coastline of Api Api.

Because a base at the mainland was easier to be defended the British took over Api Api not much later. They named the new town Jesselton, after the director of the British North Borneo Company: Charles Jessel. The new town became an important tradingbase of the English for many decades.

During the Second World War the town was completely destroyed by the Japanese, and later was bombed once again when the British fought back. The name changed back into Api Api in the Japanese time, but became Jesselton again at the end of the war.

In 1968, when Sabah already joined the union of Malaysia, the growing town was called Kota Kinabalu, after the high mountain in the inland nearby. The place was expanding rapidly and got the official city-status in 2000. Nowadays the city of KK has almost 400.000 inhabitants, and including the region around it is close to 900.000.

Pack for Action and Adventure!

by theDreamCatcher

backpacks are the way to go and make sure you bring an extra bag for souvenirs!! pack light. prepare for rivers, beaches and the jungle. for those allergic to seafoods like you gotta bring lots of claritin (antihistamine) cause the food is just great!!! you can't miss out on it. insect repellant for the garama river cruise since you actually stay after dusk too! extra batteries and more storage space for lotsa pictures!! UMBRELLA...it usually rains in the afternoon...most of the time it really does! SUNBLOCK!!!!!

Hike up Mt. Kinabalu

by yuet29

Many people come for this SE-Asia highest peak, it is known as one of the easiest peak to climb in the world. More tips please refer to Taman Kinabalu page.

The Kinabalu park is 2.5hours from KK. The hiking trip takes 2 days for a normal climber. As others will say- you dont need special skills, only some stamina will do.. it is true, anyhow you will make it to the top, what makes the different is how many days your muscle aching last! haha Refer to my Taman Negara Kinabalu for further tips on everythings

Visit Keningau and Tenum

by pepemorris11

Again, nothing exciting about these 2 towns but the journey was worth taking if you have time to spare and want to get out into the country.New road took us through the Crocker Mountain Range and National Park. a 3 hours journey Boarded coach at KK city central bus station opposite library and cinema.Paid MR$13 for 1 ticket to Keningau and then took a taxi to Tenum for MR$8 per pax. made a mistake. should have bought MR$17 for a ticket on same coach all the way to Tenum. Coach will break for lunch at Keningau and leave for Tenum at 2pm. Last bus back to KK city from Tenum leaves at 4pm. make sure you buy your ticket first at the little booth. will arrive KK city bus terminal at around 7nish.

Shopping Mall 3

by yuet29 about Wisma Merdeka

Wisma Merdeka is another department stalls which sell clothes, shoes and stuffs. The reason we get familiar to it is because of the money changer service inside.

Other than it, nothing special about wisma merdeka. It is another outdated complex with little crowd.

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Address: Malohom Bay, Gaya Island, Tunku Abdul, Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia