The Second largest city in Sabah, Sandakan is known to be very ecotourism friendly as the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, Turtle Islands Park and Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary are all situated in Sandakan.
At the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, one gets to see many wild orang utan swinging out from the tropical forest during the feeding time at 10am and 3pm daily.
Also, being very near to the sea, it means that Sandakan is offering a wide selection of fresh and cheap seafood for those who are craving for seafood, at a local fishing village, Kampung Buli Sim Sim.
There are many local Chinese who lives in Sandakan. Thus a fiery red and gold temple, the Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple which overlooks the town centre was built and completed in year 1987.
In Sabah, most of the Chinese speak Hakka in their daily conversations. Hakka is a very well-spoken Chinese Dialect in the Chinese community, after Cantonese and Hokkien.
Me myself, being very proud, is a Hakka girl, and could speak Hakka too. :)