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Introduction

Location

  • πŸ“ Situated in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • πŸš— Approximately 25 kilometers west of Sandakan.
  • 🌳 Encompasses 4,294 hectares of virgin rainforest.
  • πŸ—ΊοΈ Coordinates: 5Β°51β€²54β€³N 117Β°56β€²58β€³E.

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Mission and History

  • πŸ“… Established in 1964 as the first orangutan rehabilitation project.
  • 🦧 Focuses on rehabilitating orphaned, injured, or displaced orangutans.
  • 🌳 Aims to return orangutans to their natural habitat.
  • 🀝 Supported by Orangutan Appeal UK since 2001.
  • πŸ“š Functions as an educational tool for conservation.

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Visitor Experience

  • πŸ‘€ Observe orangutans in their natural habitat.
  • πŸ•’ Feeding times at 10am and 3pm.
  • 🌳 Walkways and observation platforms for safe viewing.
  • πŸŽ₯ Educational presentations and films available.
  • πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ Guided boardwalk tours through the rainforest.

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Ticket Information

  • 🎟️ RM 30 for foreign tourists.
  • 🎟️ RM 5 for Malaysian adults.
  • 🎟️ RM 2 for Malaysian children.
  • πŸ’΅ Tickets are cash only, available from 09:00 to 11:00 and 14:00 to 15:30.
  • πŸ“Έ Camera fee of RM 10, RM 1000 for professional equipment.

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Opening Hours

  • πŸ•’ Open daily from 9am to 4pm.
  • πŸ•’ Feeding platform and outdoor nursery: 09:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 16:00.
  • πŸ•’ Fridays: 09:00 to 11:00 and 14:00 to 16:00.
  • πŸŽ₯ Presentations at 08:45, 09:00, 10:30, and 14:00.
  • πŸ“½οΈ Educational films shown six times daily.

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Nearby Attractions

  • 🐻 Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre: Located next to Sepilok.
  • πŸ’ Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary: 38 km from Sandakan.
  • 🌳 Rainforest Discovery Centre: Features a 347-meter canopy walkway.
  • πŸ¦… Bird Watching: Excellent opportunities at the Rainforest Discovery Centre.
  • 🌌 Night Walks: Explore nocturnal wildlife in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest.

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Travel Tips

  • πŸš— 40-minute drive from Sandakan City Centre.
  • 🚌 Public buses available from Sandakan.
  • πŸš• Taxis available outside the centre (RM 40 to Sandakan).
  • 🏨 Nearby jungle lodges for overnight stays.
  • 🧴 Apply insect repellent and sunblock before entering the reserve.

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