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The Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre is located inside the Sepilok Kabili Forest Reserve. Roughly 23 km from Sandakan, the clearly sign-posted Jalan Sepilok leads directly to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre 2.5 km away, passing the large Forest Research Centre en route. A public bus service takes visitors who are not on a tour or who do not have their own transport right to the entrance; it is also possible to take a taxi directly from Sandakan Airport.

The security gate to the Centre is open daily from 8 am until 4.30 pm, with the cafeteria also open from 8 am. The Reception and Ticketing Counter Center is open from 9 am to 11 am and 2 pm to 3.30 pm daily. The Exhibition Hall opens from 8.30 am – 12.30 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm daily. video shows are given from 8.40 am – 9.10 am, 10.40 am – 11.10 am and from 3.30 pm – 4 pm daily.

What is being done already?

Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre in North Borneo was set up with the aim of helping orphan orangutans to learn to survive in the wild.

Sepilok have already successfully rehabilitated hundreds of orangutans back into the wild and are eager to continue this very essential work.

Orangutan babies stay with their mothers for up to 9 years, being taught the skills they need to survive in the forest. The most important skill of all being climbing, as they will spend their lives high in the treetops.

Sepilok replaces the mother’s teaching by pairing the youngsters with an older orphan who will sho them the skills they themselves have already learnt. It has proven to be very successful, but is very expensive. Each orphan costs approximately GBP 1,500 per yeat to rehabilitate.

Adopt an Orphan

Sepilok Orangutan Appeal UK, in conjunction with Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre, have introduced an Adoption Scheme to help raise much needed funds.

A yearly adoption costs GBP 25. You will receive an adoption certificate and photo, individual history with profile and a 6 month status report with updated photos.


Last night was the worst storm ever experienced since 2000. Rain were poring like buckets and buckets of water. Thunder and lightning  were flashing none stop and wind were so strong that a lot of the consturction materials were blown on to the road. Trees were falling down everywhere.

On my journey back to Mile 6 from Sandakan Town, at least 5 to 7 trees felt right in the middle of the road and I almost ran into one of them. Two lane roads became one, due to the flash flood and fallen trees. Some electrical poles were pulled down by the fallen trees.

We were unable to see the roads or the lane dividers. Cars were parked all over the places, beside the roads and in the middle of the roads, just to wait for the storm to subside. Once the rain calmed down, we manage to see some of the MPS workers (Sandakan Municiple Council) helping to clear things up. A journey that normally takes around 15 to 20 minutes became an hour journey. Luckily we arrived home safely.

This morning, on the way to work, a lot of roof and bill boards were damage.

Seorang pemuda berumur 25 tahun maut akibat dipukul di dalam satu pergaduhan  yang melibatkan dua kumpulan di kawasan perumahan Taman Merpati, baru-baru ini, kira-kira jam sepuluh malam.

Ketua polis sandakan mengatakan bahawa pemuda mati di tempat kejadian akibat kecedaraan parah di kepala dan badan. Mengikut siasatan, pergaduhan itu berpunca daripada masalah cemburu.

Polis berjaya menahan reman 6 orang untuk membantu siasatan kes tersebut. Semua pemuda yang terlibat berumur lingkungan 20-an

Polis mengklasifikasikan kes ini sebagai kes bunuh.

Dipetik daripada Sandakan FM.

I came across this video clip from youtube. It was uploaded on 24th of January 2008. Oh Dear…

There was another car accident at Jalan Buli Sim Sim here, near Sandakan Masjid Besar. Not sure when it occured. But I took this pictures this morning on my way to work.

Sandakan, Car Accident at KM 47

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There was a car accident at KM 47 from Sandakan. Was on our way to Sandakan from Telupid. Taken this picture below. Luckily, there isn’t any casualties.

Congratulation to Sandakan.

Source: Daily Express

Pasar Ramadhan (Ramadhan Market)

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Have you ever visited one of the Ramadhan Market (Pasar Ramadhan) during this fasting month?  Try out some of the traditional food, tit-bits, kuih muih and food that you can only find duing fasting month.

Write your experience during the visit; the people, the seller and the food.

Pasar Ramadhan at Fajar, Mile 7. Around 6 PM

Mango Sambal, “Tempe”, Curry are some of the few that were sold. Almost sold out when I took this picture.

Busy cooking, selling and buying at Pasar Ramadhan

Contest dateline: 6th September 2008.
Start writing, just add a comment of at least 100 words, describing your best Pasar Ramadhan ever.

Merdeka Malaysia

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Sandakan celebrated Merdeka Day on 31st August 2008 in a way of its own. The Merdeka Parade started from Jalan Elopura and back to Sandakan Municiple Field.


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30th to 31st August at Sibuga Race Course. from 8.00 am to  5.00 pm. Distance: 400 m Entry fees: RM 5.00 per person RM 10.00 per vehicle