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Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)

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| Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, Sandakan, Malaysia
+60 89-533 780
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Full-Day Orangutan and Proboscis Monkey Tour from Sandakan or Kota Kinabalu
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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 environmental education.It was later developed for visitors mainly to sustain the environmental education programme for the future. We formally opened to visitors in August 2007 and is open daily from 8 am to 5 pm. However, visitors are allowed to stay until 7 pm for viewing of the flying squirrels at the 347-m long Canopy Walkway, the only such structure in Southeast Asia.The newly revamped Birders Rest is now with a 90 m-long walkway, an open hall, a small centre and toilets. As of Nov 16th 2013, we have a new operator for the Keruing Cafe whom we hope will provide better services for our visitors.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“canopy walk” (191 reviews)
“bird watching” (24 reviews)
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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"canopy walk"
in 191 reviews
"suspension bridge"
in 15 reviews
"bird watching"
in 24 reviews
"rainforest discovery centre"
in 40 reviews
"night walk"
in 34 reviews
"flora and fauna"
in 22 reviews
"giant squirrel"
in 7 reviews
"few hours"
in 27 reviews
"beautiful birds"
in 11 reviews
"pitta"
in 10 reviews
"nice walk"
in 15 reviews
"nature lovers"
in 9 reviews
"ticket office"
in 8 reviews
"take your time"
in 9 reviews
"slow loris"
in 13 reviews
"wild orangutan"
in 10 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 13 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As it was raining we decided to postpone seeing the orangutans and sun bears and come here instead. The canopy walkway was beautiful and we enjoyed walking up the towers and being with the treetops. However it did rain a lot that day and maybe...More

Thank foster3006
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great place to spend a few hours, walking under the canopies of the rainforests and immersing yourself in the wildlife. What actual wildlife you spot depends on your luck of course, we mostly saw birds but not many other animals. But the...More

Thank Mahendra F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rainforest Discovery Centre was a really unexpected highlight of our week in Borneo. I recognise that we were very lucky with an exceptional wildlife sighting (Mother and Young Orangutan mere metres from the canopy) but even if we hadn't had that it still would...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful place that seems to be off the beaten path of most visitors to Sepilok, so peace & tranquillity rules amidst the stunning jungle setting as you traverse the canopy walk or sit high up in one of the bird watching towers or hike...More

Thank Kimblon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved it here, so peaceful and untouched. The children loved looking for plants in the gardens. The canopy walk was brilliant, although we did have to walk back part way in order to come down as it comes to a kind of dead end....More

Thank lauratG9314DU
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw a few birds and really enjoyed the quiet time walking on the canopy boardwalk and also climbing the towers.

Thank cindy136
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much to see and do here, great for families, couples and solo travellers alike. We only managed two walkway towers but was lovely. If you come at 'birding' times of the day im told that its fantasitc! you can also see load of other...More

Thank awaywiththefae
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely time, the treetop walkway was really beautiful we saw some lovey birds and a flying lemur

Thank Joeavison
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely walk up in the canopies and down in the forest, lovely birds flying around and lovely lake to walk round !!

Thank Michaelhirons
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The rainforest of this resort is the highlight. Being able to canopy walk enables a good perspective of flora relationships. Sadly, the centre promotes (potential) fauna sightings. As most ecologists will advise, early morning and late evening is when (daytime) fauna is active. From 9am...More

Thank prancer s
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RDCSepilok, other at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment. Have a pleasant day.

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reas0nable_traveller
March 6, 2018|
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Response from stephanie s | Reviewed this property |
It’s easy to go here independently. The sun bears and orang-utans are next to each other so it is easy to move from one area to the other.
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Kimberly C
July 4, 2016|
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Response from RDCSepilok | Property representative |
Our entrance fee rate for: Malaysian residents: Adult RM7.00 Children (5-17 yrs) RM3.00 Non-residents: Adult RM15.00 Children (5-17 yrs) RM7.00 We do have Keruing Cafe selling drinks and local food.
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Kimberly C
July 4, 2016|
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Response from RDCSepilok | Property representative |
Hi Kimberly, thank you for choosing our center as one of your trip. We open everyday from Monday to Friday (8am to 5pm). Entrance fee: Resident: Children - RM3/person (5 yrs old to 17 yrs old) Adults... More
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