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Sandakan Airport

Located 14 km west from Sandakan town, Sandakan Airport (SDK) is a domestic airport which serves Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia and Firefly, and has the competence to fly 1.5 million passengers every year. In 2015, the airport handled 853,411 passengers and registered 12,705 flights.

Take a holiday in Malaysia by flying into Sandakan Airport and then collecting a really cool car hire. Sandakan, previously called as Elopura, is the second biggest town in Sabah, next to Kota Kinabalu City, with an estimated population of about 157,330.

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Best time to visit Sandakan

Although Sandakan is a year-around destination, February, March, April and November are generally considered the best months to visit. July is the warmest month, while January is the coolest and rainiest month. The temperature in Sandakan ranges from 20°C to 30°C, which is great news for tourists because they can explore and enjoy this town without worrying too much about the weather conditions.

Driving tips in Sandakan

Travel time from Sandakan Airport to the centre of town is approximately 15 minutes via rental car. A driver's licence is required before a tourist is permitted to drive a rental vehicle. First time driver should note that cars in Malaysia are right-hand-drive and people drive on the left side of the road.

Discover Sandakan and have fun in your rental car

So you want to visit Sandakan but just don't know where to begin? Here's some information on the best attractions to visit, things to do and see, places to stay and eat when in town.

Home to Borneo's native wildlife of orangutans, sun bears and gateway to the beautiful rainforests and limestones, we can help you find a cheap car to drive to Sandakan as well. If you do happen to find a cheap air fare, then we can definitely help you rent a car from the airport.


Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary

Address: Sabah Wildlife Department, W.D.T. 200, Sandakan, Jalan Sepilok, Sepilok, 90000 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

Situated about 25 kilometres west of Sandakan, visit the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary in a rental car to see and get up close and personal with orangutans, where you can take a glimpse of them at their feeding stations in the rainforest, as well as at the nursery.

Agnes Keith House

Address: 90000 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

Another top tourist spot to visit is this museum located at the top of the hill along Jalan Istana, which is about 10 kilometres from Sandakan Airport in a rental car. Rebuilt in 1945, this government house was once occupied by sir Harry Keith and his wife, Agnes Newton and their son, George. Open daily from 10am to -5pm, this heritage house is just five minutes drive from Sandakan town.

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Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan

If what you are looking for is an overlooking Sandakan's azure breathtaking bay at the heart of Sandakan Town, look no further than Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan. Truly a perfect place for business or leisure, this hotel is just drive a way to the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary and Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Four Point offers an infinity pool, private club lounge, 24 hours fitness centre, and fast wireless high speed internet access.

The Mark's Lodge

Only 10 minutes from the Sandakan Airport, this hotel provides a piece of intimacy, style, touch, pamper, history, quietude, tranquility - a truly ideal place for a business retreat.

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Restaurants & Bars

English Tea House & Restaurant

Address: 2002, Jalan Istana, 90000 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

If you want a taste of true England in the heart of Malaysia, the English Tea House & Restaurant, which was inspired by the famous Agnes Keith House, has become a popular tourist destination because of its delicious food, excellent service and stunning views. Reserve a table and indulge yourself today.

Ba Lin Rooftop Bar & Restaurant

Address: Nak Hotel, Jalan Pelabuhan Lama, 90000 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia, 90000

Discovered in 2008, Ba Lin Rooftop Bar & Restaurant, is a secret gem if you are in need of awesome food, great music, as well as a safe haven. Situated on top of Nak Hotel, this is the only rooftop garden bar and bistro in Sandakan, where you can enjoy a scenic view of the town. Reward yourself and have a taste of Ba Lin.

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