The Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) in Sepilok, Sandakan is part of the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve – home to the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Located in Sabah, it is one of the state's most popular environmental education (EE) centres today.
Take a stroll through the forest or walk along the 147- metre long canopy walkway and enjoy a spectacular view of the beautiful rainforest - 28 metres above ground.
Night walks along the trail also offer visitors a chance to catch a glimpse of the wildlife that have made the rainforest their home, such as the cunning mousedeer, wily civet cats, cute tarsiers and various insects and birds.
For flora lovers, there are many magnificent sights to behold at the Plant Discovery Garden, with about 250 species of native orchids in bloom. The orchid family is known to be the largest flowering plant throughout the world with about 25,000 wild species in total.
Enthusiasts, naturalists and budding scientists from all walks of life will discover more about the wonders of the rainforest through this unique RDC that helps to raise public awareness and appreciation of the importance of conservation as well as the sustainable use of forest resources.
When in Sandakan, you could opt to drive or use local transportation. If driving, go along Jalan Labuk from Sandakan Town. Turn left at the Mile 14 roundabout (with the large Orang Utan statue). Drive along until you see the large, pictorial RDC road sign and turn right. Drive for about 500m to the RDC car park.
Who To Contact:
EE Programme Coordinator:
Address:Rainforest Discovery Centre, PO Box 1407, 90715 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Phone: +6089-533 780/ 533781