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Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)

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RDC is first and foremost an environmental education centre managed by the Sabah Forestry Department. It has been operating since 1997 but mainly for school visits and organising events for school students and also teacher training courses on...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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| Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, Sandakan, Malaysia
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+60 89-533 780
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Reviewed yesterday

large area for natural jungle. variety of flora & fauna can be found here. there is a education building for children to learn. they can provide treasure hunt activity here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank yenzai
Reviewed 1 week ago

DRC is very close to the Orangutans & Sunbears, so well worth a visit as part of the same trip (+ Proboscis Monkeys).

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mitch63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a morning here and were really pleased we did ! We enjoyed the canopy walk, visiting the information centre and learning all about the rainforest and the origins - especially the Sepilok Tree. We saw a giant/flying squirrel and enjoyed the opportunity to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HeatherMegaMauriFan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Doesnt take long to walk the Rainforest Discovery Trail but it is worth the walk and then climb one or two towers to see the rainforest from the canopies although I thought it could be higher Where comfortable walking shoes I observed so many people...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KeenTraveller12372
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Rainforest Discovery Centre give you the unique opportunity to experience the Bornean jungle like few other places. The massive steel canopy walkway takes you high up into the treetops to view the forest from a different perspective. The gates to the canopy are open...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NicholasH2068
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Spent 3 hours visiting the exhibition centre and walking the trails in the morning to avoid the heat. As a couple from the city, we were totally useless at spotting any wildlife and only saw one giant squirrel, but thoroughly enjoyed walking through the rainforest...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HollysHollydays
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

This is a very special place and it is suprising to me how few people we saw during our 3 day visits to the centre. You have access to the rainforest via walkways and also to the forest canopy via a canopy walkway and towers...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We visited in the middle of the day when it was very hot so there was no animals around to speak of. But that aside I thought the whole centre was well worth the visit. The tree top walks on the huge bridges are very,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 131jodieg
Reviewed 21 October 2018

We had a few free hours in Sandakan and decided to visit the centre. It is well worth a visit and I wish we had more time to spend there. We were only able to walk on the board walk high in the forest canopy,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Venture827631
Reviewed 12 October 2018

The day we visited the discovery centre it was stinking hot & humid, even for Sabah. Even the birds were having a siesta, so very few examples of wildlife. However, the opportunity to walk around the forest setting, to feel the various trees, and learn...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Charmaine12_11
17 May 2018|
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Response from dalliance47 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how much you value your luggage. I would be approaching your lunch venue and asking whether you can leave your bags there (assuming you have minimal - too many people overpack). If acceptable, get your driver to... More
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wyattang
29 April 2018|
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Response from AuspiciousDragon | Reviewed this property |
We did a nightwalk with our guide at the RDC. I'd recommend that you contact Joe Harry Z. from toursbylocals, if you google it you should be able to find him, he'll be able to help you out with that.
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reas0nable_traveller
5 March 2018|
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Response from CalHorn | Reviewed this property |
We stayed locally so walked to all three. The Sun bears and orangutans are next to each other, sepilok does close over lunch but the bears do not. The rainforest centre is about 15 minutes walk. There is a bus from sandakan... More
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