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NLK05: Selingan Turtle Island & Sandakan Sightseeing (2D1N, Ex-Sandakan)

June 18th, 2014 | by Jeffrey Michael
NLK05: Selingan Turtle Island & Sandakan Sightseeing (2D1N, Ex-Sandakan)


Pick up from any hotels within Sandakan at 0800 hrs or Sandakan Airport (MH2042 @ 0750 hrs OR AK6092 @ 0750hrs). Transfer to the jetty for boat ride to Selingan Turtle Islands Park. The journey to Island will take approximately 45 minutes. Upon arrival, register at the Parks HQ and check into chalet. At 1200 hrs, lunch at cafeteria and then free at own leisure. The chalets have facilities for swimming or snorkeling.

After dinner, wait for rangers call to observe turtle laying eggs. Transfer the eggs to the hatchery and opportunity to observe the release of baby turtles to the open sea. Then overnight at chalet (Common or Attached Bathroom). (L, D)


After breakfast, depart island to Sandakan at 0700hrs. Proceed to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center. At this world renowned center, come face to face with human’s closest relative, the Orang Utans. Orang Utans share 97% of the same DNA as humans. The Orang Utans feeding time is at 1000 hrs. While Orang Utan rehabilita­tion is still the primary goal at Sepilok, present aims include public education on conservation, research and assistance to other endangered species such as captive breeding of the rare and endangered rhinoceros. Also experience a walk in the tropical lowland dipterocarp forest.

At 1100hrs, depart Sepilok to the Sandakan Memorial Park. Located within the suburb of Taman Rimba, the site of a notorious WWII prisoner-of-war camp is about 11km outside of Sandakan.

The park, which includes a small museum, is a memorial to the thousands of Australian and British who lost their lives during the Japanese occupation. The rusting remains of an excavator, a generator and a boiler lie in their original positions, near steps leading up to a small Commemorative Pavilion.

Proceed to the Hotel Sandakan for lunch (Buffet – Malaysian Cuisine).

After lunch, transfer to either hotel or airport for your flight (MH2047 @ 1400 hrs OR AK6097 @ 1425 hrs).). (BF/L)

* All tours are subject to weather conditions

Inclusive of (2 days 1 night):

  • Return road transfer as mentioned
  • Return boat transfers as mentioned
  • Turtle island visit & entrance fee
  • Accommodation at Turtle island in chalet with attached bathroom
  • Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre visit & entrance fee
  • 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 1 dinner
  • English speaking guide
  • Tour based on sit in coach basis
  • Please take note that Sabah Parks allow only camera of unaided flash to take photograph of the turtle. Video/Digital Video Camera are not allowed. Camera fee not included in package.
  • Sabah Parks also forbid visitor from going around the island on their own from 6:00pm – 6:00am.

**Child rate is for child aged below 12 years old

Terms & Conditions:

  • Tour is on SIC basis
  • All reservation CANCELLED less than 48 hours or NO SHOW will be subject to 100% cancellation charge.
  • In the event of heavy rain, for the safety of our guests and staffs, we reserve the right not to conduct the boat rides.
  • In cases of natural calamities like flood, rain, land slide etc, NO REFUND will be given back to client(s) after the commencement of tour pick up.

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