The Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) is the gateway to getting to know the uniqueness and importance of Borneo’s rainforests. Look around and you will enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna in this area.
Situated 23 kilometres from Sandakan Town and not too far from the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre, the RDC’s main highlights are its 363m long canopy walkway, exhibition halls, the Plant Discovery Garden, the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, environmental education programmes and a small lake with a suspension bridge.
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. The night walk is also highly recommended to appreciate most of the rainforest scene. Most visitors would enjoy the anticipation to watch the Red Giant flying squirrel coming out around dusk time.
In 2009, RDC is internationally recognized as Important Bird Area (IBA) and will often be the host 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, Blue Headed Pitta, Wallace’s Hawk -Eagle, Great Argus, Blue-banded Kingfisher and more.
The Rainforest Discovery Centre is open daily with a minimal fee for visitors.