Useful Tips
 

  • HOW TO GET TO SANDAKAN
  • By flights - You can fly to Sandakan direct from Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu or Tawau. Please visit www.airasia.com or www.malaysiaairlines.com.my

    By land - You can come to Sandakan by express bus from Kota Kinabalu (6 hours), Mt. Kinabalu National Park (4 hours), Lahad Datu (4 hours), Tawau (5 hours) and Semporna (5 hours)

    By ferry from Zamboanga (Phillipines) - 17 hours. Please contact Timarin at 6 089 212063 during office hours 9.00am to 5.00pm (Mon to Fri). Closed on Sat and Sun.


  • HOW TO GET TO SEPILOK TROPICAL WILDLIFE ADVENTURE (STWA)
  • Our sales office, Sepilok Tropical Wildlife Adventure, is located at Ground Floor, Block 13, Lot 3A, Jalan Tiga, 90000 Sandakan, opposite Suntos Supermarket and next to Hung Wing Hotel in Sandakan Town.

    Souvenirs for your friends and relatives such as key chains, t-shirts, postcards, fridge magnets, bracelets, beads, local handicrafts etc are available at our sales office.

    'Your Borneo's Wildlife Adventure Begins Here'

  • TIME ZONE
  • Sandakan is 8 hours ahead of GMT.

  • CURRENCY
  • Ringgit Malaysia (RM) is the Malaysian unit of currency, The currency comes into notes of RM 1, RM 2, RM 5, RM 10, RM 50 and RM 100. Besides, coins are issued in 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, and 50 cents denominations.

  • WEATHER
  • Average around 32ºC and humidity can reach up to 95% throughout the year. Monsoon season is from November until February where we will expect more rain compared to other months.

  • CLOTHING
  • Clothing made of cotton are suitable because Malaysia's climate is generally hot and humid.

    For outdoor activities, please bring along comfortable light clothing, swim wear, towel, binocular, sun block lotion, personal toiletries, insect repellent, torchlight, hat, leech sock, walking shoes, sandal & raincoat.

  • PAYMENT
  • All price quoted is based on CASH basis. However, Visa and Mastercard are accepted with a 2% surcharge. We DO NOT accept traveller's cheque.

    Purchasing of drinks and snacks at Bilit Adventure Lodge are all based on CASH basis.

  • TIPPING
  • If you are happy and satisfied with the service at Bilit Adventure Lodge, it's always a nice way to express your appreciation for a good service with tipping.

    All tips should be placed in the box at reception and to be divided equally among all staffs. This ensures everyone involved gets something, not just the most visible personnel.