Sandakan is just a short flight from Kota Kinabalu and is popular due to its proximity to an orangutan sanctuary. Sepilok is a small complex that has two feeding times for the orangutans in the area.
I was lucky enough to spend a week on Borneo in the northern Malaysian province of Sabah. Borneo is wll known for being very wild so I was surprised at how developed and not so wild it was. I spent time in Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan, where I visted the Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary.
I have visited Malaysia briefly once before. This trip was my first time in Kuala Lumpur and I had 10 days to explore the city and get out a little.