Hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)

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Popular hotels near Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)

Nature Lodge Sepilok

Jalan Sepilok, Sandakan, Malaysia, 90009

Sepilok Nature Resort Sdn Bhd

BLK C,BANDAR TYNG,MILE5,NOR RD,PPM255 ELOPURA LT38,Lot 38 1, Sandakan, Malaysia, 90000

Sepilok Nature Resort

KM 22.5 (Mile 14), Jalan Sepilok, Off Jalan Sapi Nangoh, Sandakan, Malaysia, 90000

Sepilok Jungle Resort

Jalan Rambutan, Mile 14 Sepilok, Sandakan, Malaysia, 90000

Sepilok Forest Edge Resort

Jalan Rambutan, Sepilok Mile 14, , Sandakan, Malaysia, 9000

Paganakan Dii Tropical Retreat

Mile 14, Jalan Labuk, Taman Hiburan Jalil Alip, Sandakan, Malaysia, 90000

The Pavilion Hotel

Block A3, Bandar Labuk Jaya, Mile 7, Labuk Road, Sandakan, Malaysia, 90000

8.3 / 10

Very Good

Labuk Hotel

Block C2 Bandar Labuk Jaya, Jalan Lintas Labuk, Sandakan, Malaysia, 90000

8.4 / 10

Very Good

1 Libaran Hotel

Lot 3 & 4, Block C7, Bandar Labuk Jaya, Mile 7, Sandakan, Malaysia, 90000

My Dream Hotel

Lot 163 - 166, Block D, Avenue 5, Bandar Utama Batu 6, Sandakan, Malaysia, 90000

8.6 / 10

Very Good

Mickey Mouse Signature Suite

A2-3-6, Sri Utama Condominiums, Bandar Utama, IJM, North Road, , Sandakan, Malaysia, 90000

HomeStay for 7 Pax @ Sri Utama Condominium

Sri Utama Condominium, IJM, Sandakan, Malaysia, 90000

Sandakan Homestay

Jalan Utara, Sandakan, Malaysia, 90000

♡ HomeStay ♡ @ 6 Pax @ Permai Upper Storey Shoplot

Jalan Sibuga, Sandakan, Malaysia, 90000

Tyng Garden Hotel

Lot 19,Ground Level, Bandar Tyng, Batu 5, Jalan Utara, Sandakan, Malaysia, 90000

Hotel City Star

Lot 3A-4B, Block 22, 4th Avenue, P.O. Box No. 624, Sandakan, Malaysia, 90707

8.1 / 10

Very Good

Hotel Benaria Bandar Indah

Lot 1,2,3,, Block 32, Bandar Indah Batu 4,, Sandakan, Malaysia, 90000

The Mark's Lodge Hotel

Bandar Indah, Mile 4, Jalan Cecily, Lot 1-7, Block 36,, Sandakan, Malaysia, 90000

8.5 / 10

Very Good

Hotel Benaria Bandar Prima

Lot 145, Block 15, Batu 4, Jalan Utara , Sandakan, Malaysia, 90000

Amanson sigNature Hotel

Lot 82 - 84, Block K, Bandar Pasaraya, Mile 4, Jalan Utara, PO. Box 2233,, Sandakan, Malaysia, 90725


Established in 1996, the Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) evolved from small, cozy environmental education (EE) centre to the most popular one in Sabah. Managed by the Sabah Forestry Department, this centre is located within the famous Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, home of the orang utans at the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Opened its doors to the public since August 2007, today the RDC remains as an environmental education centre for reseachers, school students, teachers and visitors. The operation hours is from 8 am to 5 pm daily.

Entrance Fees


  • RM 7: Adult
  • RM 3: Children 5-17 years old
  • Free: Children below 5 years old


  • RM 15: Adult
  • RM 7: Children 5-17 years old
  • Free: Children below 5 years old


Tourist Attractions

The Canopy Walkaway

The first of its kind in the country, the Canopy Walkway is about 347 m long with 2 towers (named Bristlehead and Trogon respectively) and a single-column Sunbird Shelter. The Canopy Walkway gives opportunities for nature education and photography, adding value to the overall experience of visitors. With 2-m wide and about 25 m above the ground, the walkaway is constructed very sturdy to cater to large crowds.

Plant Discovery Garden

Only about 1 hectare, this garden aims to promote an overall appreciation for plants in terms of their diversity, uniqueness, biological functions and values to society. There are special displays on native and hybrid orchids, arid land plants, aquatic plants, pitcher-plants, economic crops, and tropical American plants, amongst others. Also, this garden features many colourful outdoor interpretive panels, designed to enhance the educational experience of visitors.


The Pavillion Hotel

Located at Bandar Labuk Jaya, which is only 5 minutes from the Sandakan airport and 20 minutes to the world renowned Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, The Pavilion Hotel, the most recent and modern hotel in Sandakan. A perfect place for business and leisure travelers, it offers easy access to major industrial areas, commercial centres, government agencies and key tourist attractions nearby. This hotel is equipped with comfortable rooms at affordable prices.

Bilit Rainforest Lodge

Nestled on the bank of the Kinabatangan River, Sabah’s longest river, Bilit Rainforest Lodge is located strategically in the heart of countless wildlife and mesmerizing habitats. It offers the best rainforest experience by being a world-leading eco-lodge in the tropical region. Built mostly from local- hardwood material, the lodge is designed to allow visitors experience the best of the nature. Surrounded by the enfolding wildlife of flora and fauna, the lodge provides guest a clean, safe and lovely environment to make the stay here a memorable one.

Kinabatangan Jungle Camp

Established in 2004 in Bilit, Kinabatangan Jungle Camp is an eco-tourism concept vanue ideal for those who yearn to experience the best of the unique local nature. While Kinabatangan Jungle Camp is truly “jungle”, it is very common to see bearded pig, monitor lizards, malay palm civet cat, squirrel and storm's stork near the camp site. At times Borneo Pygmy Elephants do make surprise visit. There are 8 double/twin sharing room with attached bathroom (maximum for 2 persons) and 6 family/honeymoon room and each family room (maximum for 4 persons). All rooms are spaced perfectly for privacy and there is no air conditioner as they are cooled using an impressive traditional method.