Sukau Rainforest lodge was opened in May 1995 by Albert Teo and adopting a Green Policy with self sufficient, water and power supply- utilising rainwater and solar hot water heating. SRL also minimise noise and air pollution when river safari tours to wildlife areas used electric motors instead of fuel powered motors.
Sukau Rainforest Lodge is a sister company of Borneo Eco tour also runs their own non-profit community and environment foundation “Borneo Ecotourism solutions & technologies Soceity”. Kinabatangan Wildlife Corridor Rehabilitation Program (KWICORP) tree planting program is one of their successful project. Besides they also run three medical project in Kg Sukau, Abai and Bilit providing free medical and dental treatments benefitting more than 2000 villagers since 2003.
Under their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the lodge also donates RM4 per adult to BEST soceity for every International Guest who stays with the Lodge while Borneo Eco tourism foot another RM8.00.
Sukau located at Km 130 can be reached from Sandakan Town, Sabah by road.
Location map of Sukau Rainforest Lodge. Credit to Mark McGinley. More photos of SRL on his blog.
Sukau Rainforest Lodge gain international recognition and named Finalist for Responsible Tourism Awards in the Most Inspiring Responsible Tourism Accommodation Provider category. The winners and finalists were announced at ITB Asia on Friday 25th October in Singapore.
I have written a blog about steamboat some times ago and this blog is again about seafood and steamboat. This time my experience in Sandakan, Sabah. One of the famous seafood restaurant in Sandakan is Ocean King Seafood Restaurant, 7km outside Sandakan on the front overlooking the sea. At the restaurant you can see for yourself the live fish and other sea food items reared in cages and in the water. Its the natural sea water and the free moving water that will give the food a natural taste compares those reared in aquariums or ponds.
The restaurant were built over the shore into the Sandakan Bay and while dining you can feel the fresh breeze from the sea. To go to Ocean King you can take Leila Road
and go towards the West.
On another night I was taken to another food feast and this time steamboat at Tropical Garden situated on Trig Hill. As at other steamboat restaurant, diners have the choice to choose what food to boil and eat. I was told that steamboat is available only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The price is RM15 per head but don’t waste food because you will be charged for that according to per gram you wasted.
Dining here gives you a beautiful view overlooking Bandar Leila and Sandakan Bay dotted with lights glittering from ships anchoring on the bay.