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“An excellent addition to Sepilok” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre

Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
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$130.00*
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Full-Day Sepilok Orangutan and Sun Bear and Sandakan City Trail
Ranked #3 of 29 things to do in Sandakan
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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“An excellent addition to Sepilok”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

Visited during a general wildlife tour of Borneo, this centre is excellent. Nicely designed with a pleasant entrance building with a small cafe, a video showing area etc. A short, attractive walk to the viewing platform. The bears are in two large compounds - one very large as the back wall cannot be seen. I guess it would be possible to visit and not see the bears, but we saw four, for an hour or so. These are attractive small bears and this attraction does make going to Sepilok much more useful as it is very unlikely that a Sun bear will be seen on other parts of a visit to Borneo as they are far rarer than the Orangs.
A brief video http://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/borneo2014/h1C60741C

Visited March 2014
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Loved it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

So much to learn. The staff were friendly. They let us use the telescope to give the sun bears a closer look as they were hiding behind the trees.
We were not allowed to touch or have a closer look of the bears which I fully understand why.
In all, this place should be supported by various organisations as it provides care for the sun bears before they are released into the wild.

Visited March 2014
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Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Gorgeous creatures”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

I loved this place. I hadn't even heard of the Sun Bear until I went to Sepilok so it is a vital educational centre to make people aware of their plight as extremely Endangered species. The bears are so cute and comical. If you are a lover of wildlife - and I suspect anyone visiting Borneo wold be, definitely don't miss this
as they need the support and you will love it.

Visited March 2014
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Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“new attraction at Sandakan”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014

The center is relatively new and there are some staff stationed around the viewing platform who shared their knowledge about Sun bear. Good to know that these poor bear have a good place to stay now. Definitely one of the must visit place and its located just directly opposite Sepilok Orang utan Rehabilitation center.

http://ilovesabah.info/2014/04/08/bornean-sun-bear-conservation-centre-bsbcc/

Visited April 2014
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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“A Great Start”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

I know the Sun Bear Conservation Centre is new but I think they have had a great start. I really liked how they have staff approach you and tell you all you want to know about the sun bears.

It would be great to have new walkways to visit other Sun Bear zones.

Visited March 2014
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