Minibuses in Sandakan
Minibuses in Sandakan Reviews
Minibuses in Sandakan Aug 18, 2011
Minibuses go all throughout the surrounding area of Sandakan, but 2 routes of particular interest to tourists are the minibus to Sepilok and the airport. You can consult your hotel receptionist or a map for the location of the minibus station, but its just a short walk from most hotels, near the waterfront.
To Sepilok, Minibus 14 costs 4 RM o/w and takes roughly an hour due to frequent stops. It drops you off directly in front of the Sepilok Orang utan Rehabilitation Center. If you are going for the afternoon feeding time (3:00) which a lot of people recommend, the bus from Sandakan town leaves at 1:00, which gets you there when the park re-opens at 2:00. To return to Sandakan, the bus leaves from outside the gate. Again, for the afternoon, there is a minibus leaving at 4:00, when the center closes.
From Sandakan to the airport, Minibus 7 costs 2 RM. Buses leave every 30 minutes and, though I was told it takes an hour, the bus reached the departure area in about 30 minutes. So, I advise to plan for an hour journey, but expect to be there earlier.
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