Sandakan Harbour Square B&B

Block 10 Lot 100, Sandakan, Sabah, 90000, Malaysia
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Flying squirrels in Rainforest Discovery CenterFlying squirrels in Rainforest Discovery Center

Snake we sawSnake we saw

Forum Posts

Turtle Island help Pleae

by poepat

hi, just arranging our hol of a lifetime. After many ideas of where to go for three days whilst in Malaysi we have decided to go to Sandakan and would like amongst other things to visit turtle island for one night.We arrive at the end of Aprtil 2010. Can anyone help on how to book this and costs.
Also can anyone suggest a decent hotel in Sandakan.
many thanks......poepat (we were going to perhentian but now decided to go to Borneo instead - thanks to all who replied for perhentian queries)

Re: Turtle Island help Pleae

by DSwede

There are countless agencies that will book transit and stays on Turtle Island (Pulau Selingan). If you do not book in advance, you will have to take your chance that there is space, because the island only has accommodations for a set number of people. One booking office is:
Wildlife Expedition
(http://www.wildlife-expeditions.com/z-index.php)
email: enquiry@wildlife-expeditions.com
Shoplot 3, Next to the Sabah Hotel

As for your query about hotels, it is kind of hard to say if you do not give a budget range or list of desired amenities. I would not recommend the NAK hotel, it was not very clean and upon room inspection, we found a rat in the bathroom. I was in/out of Sandakan a few times so stayed at three different hotels, reviews are on my pages.

Re: Turtle Island help Pleae

by cgf

I've been there with wildlife-expeditions as part of a tour in Borneo.
the owner of the resort in the island is Sea Quest Tours & Travel Sdn. Bhd. Tel: 088- 23 0943 - they have most of the rooms booked from tour operators, it's an expensive excursion with them. The T.O. buy a number of rooms and they have to pay the rooms even if not sold.. so Sea Quest has no interest to buy to somebody else, I saw you are from Kuala Lumpur, you might phone, try more then once, when I tried never somebody picked-up the phone at anytime of the day.
At Pulau Selingan there is the main nesting area for the green turtles, you might see (it's not sure) one or at least two turtles, actually I saw about four or five but rangers will not allow to go on your own on the beach.
If you could manage to go to Mabul and then to Sipadan, you'll see more turtles, in the water.

Travel Tips for Sandakan

Tourist Information Center

by ronnielcm

I find out the location was different from to map. Anyway, you can get to latest Sandakan map from the hotel. Just go to Tourist information center and get all the info you want. The center staff is very helpful.
The Tourist Cneter is just opposite the Police Station and very near the Sandakan Hotel.

Look Ma, I can chew on my feet

by zrim

Watching the orangutans, you just get a sense of how darn close they are to humans in their habits and emotions. They can be extremely affectionate to their young, they can show anger and frustration toward the macaque monkeys who move in on their grub and they can be downright silly. In fact, I think juvenile orangutans have perfected the art of goofing off. No doubt that they would fit right in at any junior high school.

Mosquito repellent and light cloths

by mary2u99

Bring a small backpack to put your water, wallet and camera. Sandals and shoe if you are going to the cave. T'shirt , shorts and light cloths as it can get very hot in the tropics Don't leave home without your mosquite repellant, torchlight and a walking shoe.

Kampung Buli Sim Sim

by Willettsworld

Kampung Buli Sim Sim is a stilt water village on the coast of Sandakan, located a couple of kilometres from the main city centre area. This is the original site of Sandakan when William Burges Pryer, the British Resident of Sandakan, established the township back in 21 June 1879. It's a very poor looking area with rundown wooden houses but has loads of character.

Sam Sing Kung Temple

by Willettsworld

The Sam Sing Kung Temple is a Chinese temple that faces the municipal field of Sandakan. The name "Sam Sing Kung" means "three saints temple", and refers to Kwan Woon Cheung, the saint of righteousness, goddess Tin Hou, a deity worshipped by fishermen, and Emperor Min Cheong, a patron deity of students, worshipped for good examination results.

The temple was built by the four main Chinese communities in Sandakan, namely the Hakka, Cantonese, Hainanese and Teochew and was completed in 1887, making it the oldest structure still standing in the city.

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