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SABAH - EAST MALAYSIA / BORNEO MALAYSIA
SANDAKAN : Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary
 
 

SWINGING ADVENTURE OF THE

'WILD MAN OF BORNEO'

 

SEPILOK ORANG UTAN SANCTUARY

 

 

Orang Utans have long fascinated mankind. Known scientifically as Pongo Pygmaeus, they have been found to be 96.4% similar to our human genes!

 

Sandakan District

There is a minimal Conservation / Entrance fee payable at the Registration Centre. Feeding Time: 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.

 

Gentle and shy by nature, sightings of orang utan in the wild are rare. However, one place you are guaranteed of seeing them is at the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. The world?s largest orang utan (Man of the Forest) sanctuary is just 40 minutes away from downtown Sandakan. The Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre was set up in 1964 to rehabilitate orphaned baby orang utan.

 

If you would like to stay overnight to observe these creatures further, accommodation is available outside the sanctuary.

 
 

Set in the lush 4,300-hectare Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, the Centre under the administration of the Wildlife Department of Sabah attracts tourists and researchers alike, giving them the opportunity to watch the orang utan up close in their natural habitat. A boardwalk leads you to a viewing gallery and feeding platform where the apes are fed milk and bananas twice a day at 10.00am and 3.00pm by rangers. Feeding time also attracts long-tailed macaques to the area. While orang utan rehabilitation is still the primary goal at Sepilok, it also focuses on public education on conservation, research and assistance on other endangered species such as the rhinoceros. Visitors are restricted to walkways.

 

Some orang utan have become familiar with people but touching them is strongly discouraged, and while the apes are naturally shy and gentle, the more mischievous ones may try to grab your camera or hat, in which case you should call for a ranger as trying to wrestle the 200 pound apes may not be a good idea. For the more adventurous, there is trekking through mangrove forest. As this is under the Forestry Department, you will have to get a permit from them before trekking the 5km trail which runs through Sepilok Laut. You can also arrange for a boat return or accommodation in chalets in the forest.

 
 
OPENING HOURS

Security Gate: Daily from 8.00am till 5.00pm

 

Reception & Ticketing Counter: Daily from 9.00am - 11.00am and 2.00pm - 3.30pm

 

Exhibition Hall: Daily (except Fridays) from 9.00am - 4.30pm

 

Centre: Daily from 9.00am - 12.00pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm & Fridays 9.00am - 11.00am, 2.00pm - 4.00pm

 
 
ADMISSION FEE

MyKad holders: RM5.00 /adult

MyKad holders: Below 18 years old : RM2.00

 

Non-MyKad holders: RM30.00 /adult

Non-MyKad holders: Below 18 years old : RM15.00

 

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

 
 
GETTING THERE

If you are not on any tour, public buses and taxis are available from Sandakan town. The Labuk Road Bus Company vehicles depart from the front of the Sandakan Town Council (Majlis Perbandaran Sandakan or MPS) from 6.00 am onwards. Fares are RM2.10 one way, but it will only stop at the junction to the Centre. You will have to walk about one and a half km in. You can hire a taxi for a return trip for about RM100.00 negotiable. The distance between town and the Centre is approximately 23km.

 

 
 
 
SANDAKAN : Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary
SABAH - EAST MALAYSIA / BORNEO MALAYSIA