Things To Do In Sandakan
Sandakan is a city of Malaysia. Although it is not very popular, it is a beautiful place for vacations. Initially its name was Elopura and it was the capital of British North Borneo. In early days the traders from all over the world came here for business. Below are some of the popular tourist attractions of Sandakan:
1. Gomantong Caves:
These caves are located in the southwest side of Sandakan. The good thing about these caves is that they are open throughout the year. Sunset in these caves looks exceptionally beautiful. During this adventure you can even witness the native animals and wildlife.
2. Sandakan Memorial Park
Sandakan Memorial Park is located in the outskirts of Sandakan city. This park is funded by the Australian government. This was the site where the British and Australian prisoners of war were kept. It is a place where the death marches were introduced. Most of the prisoners died and only 6 out of 1800 Australians were able to survive. This park has all the records and information about the survivors.
3. Bornean sun bears conservatory
This conservatory is not very popular and only locals know about it. This is located near Sepilok organgutan sanctuary. This conservatory is house to world’s smallest type of bears and they are among the endangered animals. They are named the sun bear because they have a golden crescent shaped patch on their chest. Similar to finger prints, this patch provides a unique identification to every bear. These bears are also known as “dog bears” or “honey bears” or as “beruang madu” in Malay language.
These are some of the most popular activities that tourists do on Sandakan tours.