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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 6 days ago

Enjoyed this park as part of a three park tour all very close in Sepilok which included Orangutan and Sun bear sanctuaries. Very educational museum exhibition hall and an canopy board walk gives a good insight in to the history and conservation work historically and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mick S
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love nature and being outdoors, the Rainforest Discovery Center (RDC) can offer a very nice first hand experience of what it feels like to be in the midst of a real rainforest! It is not very touristy so you will not encounter crowds-...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SeshKomanduri
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are walkways in the tree canopy and some high look out towers to climb. Unfortunately we never saw anything apart from one squirrel and some big wasps. There was a lot of noise going on nearby like construction sounds so that would no doubt...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Helen-9999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't expect much coming here but being in an adventurous mood, my girlfriend and I who are big nature lovers were surprised by how much space there was here. There is a canopy walk to get an elevated vantage point and to admire the sheer...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank darylyap13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a spare half day doing the treetop walk and around the lake. We could hear birds but other than a distant view of a hawk and a few small colourful birds around the cafe we only saw insects and lizards. There is interesting plant...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank karenthevn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finding original jungle and its associated diversity getting harder to find. This is a great place if you know about local fauna and wildlife. Our first time in jungle so not sure what to look for. I suggest going with a guide. We did the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank NelsonK348
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is well-run and an enjoyable experience for adults and children. Definitely one of the obvious choices for a visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Fleuriefirst
Reviewed 13 December 2018

large area for natural jungle. variety of flora & fauna can be found here. there is a education building for children to learn. they can provide treasure hunt activity here.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank yenzai
Reviewed 6 December 2018

DRC is very close to the Orangutans & Sunbears, so well worth a visit as part of the same trip (+ Proboscis Monkeys).

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank mitch63
Reviewed 19 November 2018

We spent a morning here and were really pleased we did ! We enjoyed the canopy walk, visiting the information centre and learning all about the rainforest and the origins - especially the Sepilok Tree. We saw a giant/flying squirrel and enjoyed the opportunity to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank HeatherMegaMauriFan
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17 May 2018|
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Response from dalliance47 | 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
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.
6 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