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Diving in Borneo > Sandakan

Sandakan was the former capital of British North Borneo until 1946. The town prospered in the early days due to its port with visiting traders from about the world, and , is today a major commercial centre,but remains a small Chinese-dominated town.

There is nothing much tosee and do in Sandakan itself, but it is the gateway to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary and the Turtle Island Park.

The Turtle Island Park lies 40km north of Sandakan inthe Sulu Sea and consists of three islands. Selingan, the largest of the islands, houses a turtle hatchery, tourist accommodation and basicfacilities.




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