Tour Package (*Prices exclude Tourism Tax.)
Fullday : Sandakan Nature City/Fire Flies/Mangrove Cruise/Fishing Village Tour
Tour Code Tour Description (Ex-Sandakan)
STW162 : Fullday Sandakan Nature City / Fire Flies/Mangrove River Cruise/Fishing Village Tour (Dinner)
Price: RM 383.80 p/pax (SIC, Min. 2)
Departures : Afternoon
1245 hrs (Sepilok Jungle Resort), 1330 hrs (Sabah Hotel),
1345 hrs (City Hotels, meeting point at Hotel Sandakan),
Highlights :
Sandakan Memorial Park, Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, St. Michael's Church, Central Market, Agnes Keith Museum & English Tea House.
  • The City Tour includes a visit to Sandakan Memorial Park, which is adjacent to the site of the original Sandakan Prisoner of War (POW) Camp. The park commemorates the sacrifice and suffering endured by both Australian and British soldiers who were held by the Japanese as Prisoners of War between 1942 and 1945.
  • The Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, located on a steep hill top where you can have a magnificent view overlooking Sandakan Bay and the Town Centre.
  • Then, continue to one of the oldest church in Sabah, St. Michael's Church where you can see a century old building where Christianity is preached.
  • Drive to the Central Market where you can see the local produce and fresh seafood being sold. Visit to the Agnes Keith Museum to learn about the life in the colonial days on Agnes & Harry Keith. Harry was the first conservator of the Forestry Department in Sabah and Agnes was the author of the three famous books called Land Below The Wind, Three Came Home and White Man Returns.
  • Stop at the nearby English Tea House where you may have another spectacular view of Sandakan Nature City.
  • Then, take a speedboat from Sandakan for about 15 minutes and reach Tanjung Aru Island. There, we are able to see stilt houses while we cruise along river. We will have a chance to walk around the village and have a simple tea break in one of the villagers' house as part of a eco tourism plan for the area. During the cruise, a chance to spot wild animals like Proboscis Monkeys, Otters and Kingfishers. Wait for sunset while enjoying the peaceful surrounding during the cruise. When it starts to get dark at around 7.00pm, we will take a slow cruise and witness the fireflies lighting up the trees around us. After that, transfer to a local restaurant for dinner and then back to respective hotels.
What to bring (recommendations):
Raincoat (wet season Nov-Feb), cap/hat, insect repellent, sun cream, good walking shoes, socks, comfortable cotton T-shirt with long or short pant, binocular, camera and personal medications.

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