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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 5 days ago via mobile

We visited here on the way back from the Orangutan centre. We just took a walk on the raised boardwalk. We didn't see any wildlife or birds but there's some fantastic views up there. Well worth the visit if you have the time. It's 13RM...More

Thank martina w
Reviewed 6 days ago

The canopy walks here are great and spending so much time up in the trees gives you a different perspective than on the ground. The birds, squirrels, monkeys and lizards were amazing.

Thank Gill1961
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice rainforest canopy walk, but did not see a lot of animals though. Found out too late you can make a full day hike

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m not a massive fan of gardens or rooftop walkways and I’m certainly not a twitcher!! But this place is fantastic!! The gardens are split into different areas someone has spent a great deal of time planning this area out and putting up information about...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did an afternoon tour of the centre by ourselves with our holiday tour guide then stayed on to do an evening tour with a guide from the centre. During the day we saw hornbills, eagles, orangutan nests (but no orangutans), we looked over the...More

Thank LizL1487
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a week of seeing the rainforest from the river, the canopy walk was brilliant to be amongst the treetops. The engineering in the bridges and towers was fantastic. We went in the afternoon, so missed a lot of the bird life that lots of...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spend almost a day here exploring the tree top canopy, the delightful and educational botanical garden and exploring the trails. the surprise for us was watching a mother and baby orangutan climbing a tree in front of us. A great day out and well...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice high canopy walk amongst the impressively tall threes. Didn't really see any wildlife except a few birds but still had an ok time.

Thank VickyG2108
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views along the canopy walks. One of the staff was leaf blowing the whole time though which a) scared off any animals and b) ruined the peacefulness, he could’ve waited until after hours is all. Plenty of walks to follow so allow enough time....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We paid to do this as an optional extra on a 11 day tour of Sabah. It was lovely to get right up there in the trees to observe wildlife . We followed the canopy walk as sun was setting, with a might walk. We...More

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Charmaine12_11
17 May 2018|
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Response from Me Myself and I | 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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Wyatt A
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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