Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, the best times to visit the ‘Wild Men of Borneo’ are at 10am and again, at 2.30pm when the primates emerge from the forest for their daily ration of bananas and milk. Watch as the orang utans are fed from a platform in the centre and then returned to roam freely in the forest where they can fend for themselves.
Aside from orang utans, over 200 species of birds and a variety of wild plants can be found within the 5.666ha. forest reserve.
To get the Sanctuary by local bus stand next to the Sandakan waterfront market, board the blue bus marked ‘Sepilok Batu 14’ (Sepilok – 14th Mile). The 30- minute bus ride will take you directly to the rehabilitation centre. Regular buses, marked ‘Batu 14’ or higher, will drop you at the turn-off to Jalan Sepilok. However, you’ll have to walk 1.5km to get to the Orang Utan Centre.The last bus leaves Sepilok to Sandakan at 4.30pm.