Sandakan Town26/04/19—27/04/19Flight route SIN-KLI-SDK. We arrived a day before the boat transfer as the transfer timing did not connect. Stayed at Four Points hotel which was located at the harbour area. Spent the afternoon roaming the old harbour town of Sandakan.Nak Hotel Egg Tarts26/04/19—26/04/19While waiting at airport luggage belt, we saw a poster of nice looking egg tarts and decided to seek out this cafe once we reached town. The salted egg york crossiant was excellent.Transfer to Lankayan Island27/04/19—27/04/19Transfer was right on time, in fact they were 15 mins early. 5 mins van ride to the PSR jetty followed by a 90min boat ride to the island.Lankayan Island Resort27/04/19—01/05/19Paradise Island in the Sulu seas. The resort's main building (reception, dining, lounge) was built over the water. Wooden broadwalk connects it to the island, the chalets and the dive center.Lankayan Room 3227/04/19—02/05/19While it was a beach chalet, it was actually over the water. Huge room with nice patio which opens up to the big blue ocean. Room 32 was the 2nd last room on the island, you get the most privacy but its a LONG walk if you forgot something from the room !Sunsets in Lankayan27/04/19—01/05/19As the day's activites come to an end, it became a routine to find a quiet spot anywhere and take in the scene of the firey egg york dissapearing below the horizon.Turtle Hatchery27/04/19—28/04/19We signed up for "hatching alerts". The staff will call you anytime before midnight if there are any hatching or nesting. Such a joy watching the hatchings scuttling towards the setting sun.Adopt a Hawksbill Nest28/04/19—01/05/19On the way back from dinner, there was a loud rustling sound under one of the chalets. A hawkbill turtle has just laid her eggs and was finding her way back to sea. We watched as the reef guardians collected 141 eggs. We decided to adopt this nest of eggs the next day.Green Turtle Nesting30/04/19—30/04/19We spent about 2 hours to witness a green turlte laying her eggs, covered up the dug up area to bury her eggs and returned to sea.From the Jetty27/04/19—01/05/19Staying there for 5 nights, you would have walked many kilometers of broadwalk to get everywhere and constantly looking out at what is below the jetty.Dive Center27/04/19—27/04/193 boat dives a day, timely, well organised and a team of safety concious dive masters.Diving in Lankayan27/04/19—01/05/19Pristine fields of staghorn coral. 90% macro subjects and the barracudas at the lost reef.Goodbye Lankayan02/05/19—02/05/19Goodbye LankayanSepilok Nature Resort02/05/19—06/05/19Hello Sepilok ... our home for the next 4 nights. Great location being 5 to 10 mins from the major attractions and a great bristro.Makan @ The Lake Bristro02/05/19—04/05/19We had most of our meals at the Lake Bristro. From the classic beef redang to fusion-styled Satay Chicken with Poached Egg.Room14 @ Sepilok Nature Resort02/05/19—06/05/19Our room was nested among the greenery with a patio that overlooks the pond where we spent hours bird watching from the comfort of a hammock.Borneo Sunbear Conservation Center02/05/19—02/05/193 Orang-utan were hanging out at the sunbear center. While viewing the sunbears, we had to vacate the viewing platfom several times as the orang-utan decided to come join the party.Gomantong Caves03/05/19—03/05/19We got lucky and saw the red leaf monkey outside the caves. Warning, if you dont like strong smell and roaches, the cave will not be pleasant. The 15-20 mins around the cave gives a quick understanding of how bird's nest is harvested and the conditions the folks has to go through to get it. Maybe you will now understand why it is so expensive and the difference between white and black bird's nest.Sakau Kinabatangan River Tour03/05/19—03/05/19Very rewarding 2 hrs crusing the river banks. Spotted the probocsis monkey, orang-utan mother with baby hanging high up in the trees, Storkbill kingfisher, Blue-eared kingfisher, White-bellied sea eagle, Rhinoceros hornbill, Oriential Pied hornbill, baby freshwater crocodile. End the day with a flock of hornbill flying over us as we pulled into the pier.Sepilok Orangutan Rehab Center04/05/19—04/05/19There are 2 feedings times per day at 10am and 3pm. As the center is an open forest, sometimes they come and sometimes they don't. Apparently, the forest is blooming with fruits now, so less of the orang-utans come for their free hand outs. The center intentionally feeds very monotonous food to encourage them to go out and search of food in the wild.Jungle Night Walk04/05/19—04/05/19A guided walk looking for all the nocturnal creatures of the jungle ... huntsman spider, stick insects, sleeping hornbill, sabah chamelon ... etcRainforest Discovery Center05/05/19—05/05/19A leisure trek along the various trails at the Rainforest Discovery Center. We did not stay for the night walk to see the flying squirrel but managed to chance upon the giant squirrel.