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we are planning on visiting the orangutans at Sepilok, the rainforest discovery centre and Labuk bay monkeys.

Would you recommended staying the night in sepilok or sandakan?

We need to be at the Sandakan jetty at 10am the next day to catch the boat to Lanyakan.

Any recommendations for places to stay? Looking at Sheraton Sandakan or Sepilok forest edge resort.

To see the above attractions is it best to catch a taxi or hire a driver, any suggestions would be great, for 2 ppl.


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1. Re: Sepilok


I would stay near Sepilok and do the afternoon feeding - better experiance! You just get up 30mins earlier in the morning!!

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Yes all the attractions are in the same general area as well as the airport. We have stayed at the Sepilok Nature Resort both times we have visited and found it to be very good. No need to hire a driver just do a deal with the taxi driver they are generally quite reliable.

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Hi, staying at Tanjung Aru and would like to spend a couple of nights at Sepilok forest lodge with a tour included. Dont want to book flights hotel separately so can anyone recommend an agency over there who would arrange same. cheers. Any ideas on price for 2 please

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4. Re: Sepilok

Suggest u go to the morning and afternoon feeds to ensure u see the most Orangs - we only went to the morning one and saw 3 the people who stayed saw 11 in the afternoon but it is pot luck as they are almost wild animals

We stayed in Sandakan at the Central Hotel which was good

We travelled out on the early Minibus to Sepilok from the nearby mini bus station and returned same way

Suggest u call at Agnes Keith house if u have time for a feel of earlier days

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