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The best 9D8N east Sabah itinerary- endangered wildlife & unique food

Welcome to the Land Below the Wind, Sabah! This Sabah itinerary is written based on our nine-day trip to the east coast of Sabah, visiting Sandakan, Lower Kinabatangan River, and Tabin. This is where Orangutans swing branch to branch, where the Sulu Sea and the South China Sea meet, pygmy elephants roam in herds, and …

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Tabin Wildlife Reserve- The best Borneo safari experience

We spent a week in Sandakan, Sepilok, and Bilit of Kinabatangan River. Today, we are heading to Tabin Wildlife Reserve in the eastern part of Sabah, the final stop of our Sabah trip. Tabin is the largest wildlife reserve in the eastern part of Sabah. It encompasses approximately 300,000 acres in the center of the …

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Kinabatangan river cruise – The best trip in Borneo (amazing experience)

Our East Sabah trip is not complete without the Kinabatangan River trip. Kinabatangan is Sabah’s longest river, beginning from the southwest and ending at the Sulu sea east of Sabah. Kinabatangan is 560 kilometers long, the longest in Sabah and Malaysia’s second longest river. The lower Kinabatangan wildlife reserve has the highest concentration of wildlife …

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Bilit Adventure Lodge – all you need to know to stay at BAL, Kinabatangan River (review)

After spending two days in Sandakan, savoring the amazing food, and visiting the proboscis sanctuary and orangutan conservation center, our Sabah trip continued to Bilit Adventure Lodge at the lower Kinabatangan river. We started our journey after lunch and arrived at about 4:00 pm at Bilit Adventure Lodge. This article will focus on the lodge, …

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Feeding orangutans at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Borneo

The best way to watch orangutans closely is to witness the feeding session at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. That was one of the main activities during our two days trip to Sandakan, Sabah. We arrived at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre just about time for the morning feeding session, and many tourists were already waiting at …

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Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary- feeding session with amazing photos

Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary is an excellent place to get close to the proboscis monkeys.  This sanctuary is located near Sandakan, roughly 25 km from the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre in Sepilok. It was established in the middle of the 1990s when an oil palm plantation decided …

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Sepilok Jungle Resort review- Our true experience (with amazing hospitality)

We stayed at Sepilok Jungle Resort while visiting Sandakan for a reason. It is located at Sepilok, a small town 26 km from Sandakan. It is convenient to stay here because our following itinerary will be around this area the next day. Sepilok Jungle Resort offers a different experience, although there are four to five-star …

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Sandakan Heritage Trail & Memorial Park guide- Best places to visit in Sandakan

We arrived in Sandakan early in the morning from Kuala Lumpur on the first day of our holiday in Sabah. Our first stop is to visit the Sandakan Heritage Trail. We will be in East Sabah for more than a week, savoring the iconic and unusual food items, learning about the culture, and eventually looking …

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Sandakan food guide: Ten best restaurants in Sandakan (with unique food)

We finally arrived at Sandakan and started our Sandakan food tour today. We started our journey by taking the early flight from Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan.  Our tour agent, Sepilok Tropical Wildlife Adventure, had arranged a day tour of this city, which seemed familiar to me as I only learned about it through primary school …

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Jewel Changi Airport- Things to do if you can spend only a few hours

Jewel Changi Airport has made the Singapore international airport more than a place to enter and leave Singapore. There’s a reason the Changi Airport is one of the best in Southeast Asia; surrounded by lush green gardens and beautiful attractions, this shopping center cum entertainment hub surely beats the rest. However, when you enter the …

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