The Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) is the gateway to getting to know the uniqueness and importance of Borneo’s rainforests.

Situated 23 kilometres from Sandakan Town and not too far from the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre, the RDC’s main highlights are its exhibition halls, the Plant Discovery Garden, the Kapili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, environmental education programmes and a small lake for boat rides.

The RDC also gives visitors a chance to get intimate with nature through its Nature Experience programme which includes a guided walk to the Plant Discovery Garden, Rainforest Walk and indoor/outdoor activities.

RDC is also the usual venue for the annual Borneo Bird Festival which attracts the participation of birding enthusiasts from all over the world. If you are lucky, you can spot the endemic Bornean Bristlehead and, in the evenings, catch sight of the red giant flying squirrel leaping from one tree to another.

Further Contact

Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) Forest Research Centre,
Sepilok, P. O. Box 1407,
90715 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.
Contact Person: Ms Cecilia

Last reviewed: November 9, 2020