Sabah Society Sandakan visit Jan 2018

Happy New Year!!

The first trip for this year – Sandakan! Its going to be a light and easy visit with the main focus on the talk by Nicholas Tan featuring black and white photographs of pre and post war images of  Sandakan town. The proposed itinerary is as follows:

DAY 1 – 26th Jan 2018, Friday

– Make your way to Sandakan (via sea, air or road)
– Arrived Sandakan
– Check in hotel; Accommodation on your own (suggested Hotel Livingston about RM140 per room)
– Dinner on your own (IJM area)

DAY 2 – 27th Jan 2018, Sat

You can either have breakfast on your own or join the group. And if you are joining the group for breakfast, please meet at Hotel Livingston at 7:30am. Suggested breakfast is at Leong Kee Fish Ball at 8:00am (meals not included please pay for your own meals). The morning visit will begin with
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre at 9:00am.

  Admission Fee:   Above 17 years old: Malaysian RM5, Non-Malaysian RM30

17 years old and below: Malaysian RM2, Non-Malaysian RM15

   Use of Cameras, camcorders, camera phones etc will be charged RM10.00.

– Feeding time is at 10:00am, please be punctual or you’ll miss it!
– Proceed to Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre at 11:00am.

   Admission Fee: Aged 12-17: Malaysian RM2, Non Malaysian RM5

Adults 18+: Malaysian RM15, Non-Malaysian RM30

FREE admission for children below 12 years old.
– Depart Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre at 12:30pm

OPTION for lunch :

A. Snack : Orangutan cafe
B. Lunch : Sepilok Nature Resort or Sepilok Forest Edge Resort

(please make your own arrangement)

– 1.30 pm Gather at Orang Utan Sanctuary Carpark and proceed to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

Admission Fee: Adult: Malaysian RM15, Child:RM5

Adult: Non-resident RM60, Child: RM30

Use of Cameras, camcorders, camera phones etc will be charged RM10.00.

– Feeding time is at 2.30pm (again, please be punctual)

– 4.00 p.m. Return back to your respective hotel.

– 6.00 p.m. Suggested dinner at Kampong Pukat Baru, IJM (shared bill).

– 7.30 p.m. – Vintage mages of Sandakan: 1887-1963 by Nicholas Tan at IJM.

DAY 3 – 28th Jan 2018,Sunday

Breakfast on your own.

– 9:00 am  Gather at Livingston Hotel for Sandakan Heritage Trail by Elaine Kong (Entrance Fee applies to places of visit)

– 12:00 nn – End of tour – Lunch on your own


Please take note that transportation in Sandakan is not provided. You need to have your own set of wheels. This trip is open to TSS members only. You will have to bear your own charges for F&B, accommodation, transport, entrance fees, etc… in other words, all charges….

Please register at The Secretariat at 088 – 250 443 or email us at



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