Sandakan Town, Kinabatangan Town
Nature Lodge Kinabatangan
Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
Buraqoil Kinabatangan is a gas station company located in Kota Kinabatangan town of Sabah which is 76 km away from Sandakan. It is wholly owned by IPTB Sdn Bhd. The name Buraqoil is associated with miracles, obedience, trust, speed, conviction and taqwa. It is also according to the Islam historical story of Israk and Mikraj where God creates a creature named Buraq filled with the characteristics of trust and perfect.
The company provides facilities to the guests that include full-service fuel, car wash and public toilets. It is also located nearby popular tourist destinations such as Kinabatangan River, Danum Valley Conservation Area, Gomantong Cave, Tabin Wildlife Reserve and many more.
Buraqoil Kinabatangan can be accessed by a flight where you can fly to Sandakan Airport. There are regular flights to and from Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur with Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia. The flight from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan will take 45 minutes, while from Kuala Lumpur 2 hours and 45 minutes. From Sandakan, you need to grab a taxi to Buraqoil Kinabatangan where the journey takes approximately 1 hour 9 minutes.
You can drive from Sandakan to Buraqoil Kinabatangan via Jalan Sandakan-Lahad Datu Route 13/A5.The journey takes approximately 1 hour 25 minutes’ drive away.
Gomantong Cave is one of the popular destinations in Kinabatangan. Gomantong Cave is the largest cave and the most important source of edible birds’ nest in Sabah. It is a limestone cave system consists of 9 caves, and the two largest caves are Simud Putih (White Cave) and Simud Hitam (Black Cave). Here you can find millions of bats and other birds such as serpent eagles, bat hawks, kingfishers and orangutan.
Don’t miss a chance to experience the beauty of Kinabatangan River while in Kinabatangan. The river is in South West Sabah is famous for spotting forest or jungle wildlife in its natural habitat. You may take a cruise down to this second largest river in Malaysia. During your trip, you can see the exotic plants and animals including some endangered species of monkeys and elephants.
For the nature enthusiast, Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Center is an ideal place to visit. It is the gateway to getting to know the uniqueness and importance of Borneo’s rainforests. The main highlights of the centre are exhibition halls, the Plant Discovery Garden, the Kapili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, environmental education programs and a small lake for boat rides.
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center is one of the biggest and most famous orangutan sanctuaries in Malaysia. The centre attracts tourists and researchers by giving them the opportunity to watch the orangutan up close in their natural habitat. You can see the orangutans in their rehabilitation programs and you also can snap precious pictures during daily feeding time.
Sukau Rainforest Lodge is your gateway into the rare and pristine wilderness. There are seven species of Borneo Primates including Borneo's iconic Proboscis Monkey, Orangutans in their natural habitat as well as herds of Borneo Pygmy Elephants. Sukau is a birdwatcher's paradise where all eight species of Borneo hornbill exist here and are often in fig trees along the river.
Staying at Nature Lodge Kinabatangan is a perfect choice when you are visiting Buroqoil Kinabatangan. This 2-star lodge located only 3.6 km from Buraqoil Kinabatangan and 25 km away to Gamantong Caves. Nature Lodge Kinabatangan is an ideal place of stay for travellers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Kinabatangan.
Sepilok Jungle Resort is the smartest choice for the nature lover. It is located 33 km away from Buraqoil Kinabatangan and just 5 minutes’ walk from the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary. This 2-star resort offered guests the opportunity to enjoy the eco-friendly environment.