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Sandakan Town

Sandakan is located on the eastern seaboard of Sabah; it is a city which is steeped in history. Its character is shaped by the hinterland that embodies Sabah’s rich and diverse biodiversity in all its glory. Sandakan has a mixture of people, lifestyles, cultures, and faiths.

It’s a microcosm of modern day Sabah. With little more than an hour’s journey outside this bustling port city, visitors will discover forest reserves rich in wildlife such as orangutans, proboscis monkeys, brilliantly hued birds, crocodiles and elephants.

Offshore from the city are the famous Turtle Islands where visitors are able to view rare endangered marine turtles, or scuba dive to indulge in the beauty of the underwater world.

Just nearby, visitors can explore the fascinating jungle-clad limestone outcrops with numerous caves from which birds’ nests have been collected for centuries.

Getting There

From Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan is accessible both via air and land transportations. 
AirAsia and MAS flights to Sandakan from Kota Kinabalu are available at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport Terminals 1&2. Flight from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan takes approximately 40 minutes.
Transportation from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan is also available via air-conditioned coach and cozy air-conditioned mini bus. Journey on land lasts circa 8 hours.

1) Bus ( Direction to Sandakan)
    Fare: RM 43.00 per person
    Station : North Bus Terminal , Inanam to 
    Mile 2 1/2 Sandakan
    Schedule: 7am,7.30am,8am,9.30am,10am,
    11.30am,1.30am,2pm

2) Flight (BKI-SDK)
    Airline: AirAsia or MAS
    Fare: Approximately RM 225.00/ person
    Station: Kota Kinabalu International Airport to 
    Sandakan Airport

*All prices are estimated & subject to change

Location Map

Contact Information

Sandakan Tourism Association
Lot 64, 1st Floor, Block HS 6,
Phase 2, Harbour Square,
Sandakan Town,
Sabah, Malaysia

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