Visit the Coral Reef and Giant Clams Rehabilitation Project on Gaya Island.
Being one of only 6 such facilities in the world, Gayana offers you the opportunity to observe the various species of giant clam and marine life housed in 19 display aquariums . It is a 5 minute walk to the project from the information center. On certain days they give guided tours otherwise you can walk around and look on your own.
One of the highlights of our trip was going out to Labuk Bay to see the Proboscis Monkeys.
It is for sure off the beaten path. It is 38KM from the Sandakan airport and it takes a good hour to drive there. The roads are mostly gravel and jeep tracks, not to mention the truck traffic with their loads coming from the palm plantations.
When we arrived we were served a drink of our choice by a very sweet waitress. She explained that if we would take a seat over near the balcony that the monkeys would be arriving shortly.
We could see some tree limbs across the way and a large board laying on the ground.
Then we saw a man walking out to the board with a platter of pancake. He placed them on the board and left. Soon we could see movement in the trees and monkeys coming down to the ground. Before long the board was full of monkeys having a picnic. We were told that the one large male has 22 wives and many off springs.
They went and sat on the tree limbs and groomed themselves after they ate and some of the younger ones went down to the waters edge to pick shoots to eat..
The Proboscis monkey is only found on the island of Borneo.
Located near the seawall is a monument that was built to commemorate the billionth barrel of oil produced in Brunei..
It was designed by a local architect for Brunei Shell Petroleum. it features an arched entrance between two rows of trees and a tiled floor reflecting Brunei's Islamic beliefs to remind visitors of Brunei's Islamic faith.
We were pleasantly surprised to find so many parks that we could visit just a few KM from the downtown area of Brunei.
Some had swinging bridges, waterfalls, and one had a boardwalk thru the jungle.
Bukit Shahbandar Forest Recreational Park has an observation tower up on a hill and from there you can see the whole park.