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Condo in SANDAKAN
D'Serenity Sandakan , Sri Utama Condominium
Sri Utama Condominium is the first and tallest condominium in Sandakan. It nestled in a spacious 10.92 acre which give the first luxury with full recreational facilities, gated and guarded with round the clock patrolling security service. This is a corner unit with 1314sft build up and high floor unit. It have 3 bedrooms with an attached bathroom for master room. All rooms and living room are fully air conditioned. Water heater provided for both bathroom. 2 queen size bed and another 2 super single which can accommodate up to 6 person.
$59 per night
Condo in Sandakan
Homestay in Sandakan - Residensi Pr1ma Borneo Cove
Welcome to Wanda Homestay Sandakan! Fully furnished 2+1 bedroom apartment suitable for family, small group and couples. We provide 2 queen beds, a sofa bed, a mattress w extra pillows and blankets. Located in strategic area in Sandakan, we are only 5 minutes away from town, 10-15 minutes from Airport and 20 minutes from tourist spots like Sepilok and Proboscis Center. Come and enjoy your stay with us, at our homely homestay with amazing view of the sea from our balcony. ☺️ Much love, WanDa❤️
$38 per night
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Serviced apartment in Sandakan
Epiq Gaming Condo With Xbox Series S
Epiq Gaming Homestay Sandakan ~ Kingfishr Condo 2 Bedroom - All Aircond - Queen Bed Living Room & Dining Area - Aircond - Led 4K Smart TV 50 Inch - Xbox Series S With Games - Super Fast Wifi 300mbps - Netflix - Dining Table Kitchen - Refrigerator - Induction Cooker - Microwave - Air Fyer - Washing Machine 2 Bathroom - Water Heater
$35 per night

Stay near Sandakan's top sights

Photo of Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre28 locals recommend
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Harbour Mall Sandakan4 locals recommend
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McDonald's Bandar Utama3 locals recommend
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Sandakan Memorial Park11 locals recommend
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Giant Superstore Sandakan9 locals recommend
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88 seafood resturant11 locals recommend

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Condo in Sandakan
IJM Condo with Pool #Yoyo Homestay
$59 per night
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Condo in Sandakan
Classic Home IJM, Sri Utama Condominium - Sandakan
$61 per night
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$43 per night
Townhouse in Sandakan
Springfield 3-Storey Townhouse #Yoyo Homestay
$57 per night
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$68 per night
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CosyQuinn~ Cosy Homestay in Sandakan!
$40 per night
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Lydia guesthouse
$44 per night
Condo in Sandakan
IJM/GateGuard/Airport/Starbucks/McD/wifi3BR*7~10px
$59 per night
Condo in Sandakan
Homestay, Utama South IJM. 6Guest.
$57 per night
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Utama court homestay
$47 per night
Townhouse in Sandakan
Quinn~ Comfy Townhouse in Sandakan
$49 per night
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Your guide to Sandakan

All About Sandakan

From Malaysia’s tallest peak, Mount Kinabalu, to the depths of the Gomantong Caves and the Sulu Sea, Sandakan offers rich natural diversity. The port city is located in the state of Sabah on the northeastern coast of Borneo, the largest island in Southeast Asia. Here, Mount Kinabalu towers over two miles above Kinabalu Park, Malaysia’s first UNESCO World Heritage site recognized as one of the most critical rainforests in the world.

The city is known for beautiful temples, rare orchids, and its commitment to animal rehabilitation. At the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, you can learn about the species and efforts being made to get them off the endangered list. At Turtle Islands Park, you can see young green and hawksbill turtles that are hatched on the beaches swimming to sea — or you can scuba, swim, or snorkel to spy clownfish and butterflyfish in coral reefs.

At the Sandakan Heritage Museum, grab a map and walk the Sandakan Heritage Trail to learn about the city’s history and explore several sites, including the Sam Sing Kung Temple, a Chinese temple built in 1887 honoring the highest gods of traditional Chinese Taoism, and the Malaysia Fountain commemorating the independence of Sabah in 1963. After working up an appetite, have lunch at the Sandakan Central Market, where eateries serve Malay, Chinese, and Filipino cuisine.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Sandakan?

Sandakan is hot and humid year-round, with high rainfall possible throughout the year. December is by far the wettest month, and you’ll see the least rain in April, but you should always be prepared with an umbrella, just in case. If you’re hoping to see turtles from a respectful distance, the best time to visit is March to July, when the babies hatch and make their way to the sea, or July to October to see the mothers coming ashore to lay their eggs. In August, the Borneo Rhythms of Rimba Wildlife Festival (ROR) is an outdoor event with music and art at the Rainforest Discovery Centre. At the end of September, you can experience cooking competitions and great food at the Sandakan Festival.


What are the top things to do in Sandakan?

Puu Jih Shih Temple

For a panoramic view of Sandakan and to learn more about the culture of the local Chinese community, you can take a bus 2.5 miles from downtown, then walk up the hill (or take a taxi) past more than a dozen colossal statues of Buddha to the entrance of the Puu Jih Shih Temple. Through the red-roofed, three-arched gateway — notable for its size and classical design of green dragons with cobalt, red, and gold accents — you’ll find a courtyard adorned with pink and gold globe lanterns. From there, you may quietly explore the tranquil gardens and interiors.

Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve

Less than 20 miles west of Sandakan, you can see hundreds of species of birds, animals, and flowers at the Rainforest Discovery Centre from steel walkways 32 yards above. From platforms near feeding stations at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, you may see orphaned baby orangutans that were rescued from logging sites or illegal hunters being nursed to health, trained to survive again in the wild, and released. Likewise, tiny rescued sun bears roam the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center, where they are rehabilitated and released into the wild. At each of these conservation centers, direct contact with the animals is strictly prohibited.

Kinabatangan River

Take a cruise down Malaysia’s second-longest river, the 347-mile-long Kinabatangan River. Along the scenic waterway are riparian and mangrove forests, and you might be lucky enough to spot proboscis monkeys, Bornean pygmy elephants, macaque monkeys, crocodiles, or freshwater sharks.

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