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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
| Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, Sandakan, Malaysia
+60 89-533 780
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Reviewed 5 days 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

Thank KeenTraveller12372
Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank NicholasH2068
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank HollysHollydays
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

2  Thank CHight
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank 131jodieg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

Thank oznewbie
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This nightwalk we made at the RFC was very interesting, we saw quite some animals like eagles, bats, flying squirles, scorpio, spider and frogs.

Thank HenrietteS139
Reviewed 5 October 2018

This is well worth a visit if you want to see wildlife. The canopy walkway is really good, and you can see animals resting in trees etc. And the walks through the rain forest at night give the opportunity to see tarsiers etc. But don't...More

1  Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Botany, wildlife, so much to see. We were there in Sept, so it was quite warm and muggy, and eventually a major rain. Still very beautiful even in the rain

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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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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.
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