Last Updated on 3rd April 2014 Thursday 9:49PM

Attraction around Sandakan :
Agnes Keith House
Batu Tulug
Gomantong Cave
Kinabatangan River
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary
Lankayan Island
Libaran Island
Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
Sandakan Crocodile Farm
Sandakan Golf & Country Club
Sandakan Heritage Trail
Sandakan Memorial Park
Sandakan Town
Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary
St. Michael's and All Angels Church, Sandakan
Turtle Island Park

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The proboscis monkey (long-nosed monkey) is the official mascot for Visit Malaysia Year 2014.

proboscis monkey encapsulated the essence of Malaysia Truly Asia

This proboscis monkey belongs to the Asian langurs and is the only member of the Nasalis genus.

They are primarily found in Borneo, particularly in Sabah, and are one of the most endangered animals in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species

In the past, the

Past mascots used to promote Visit Malaysia Years previously are :
1) orang utan,
2) leatherback turtle and
3) hornbill

Unlike other wildlife species that are scattered around the country, proboscis monkeys are mostly concentrated in only few areas such as :
1) Kinabatangan,
2) Sukau,
3) Sandakan,
4) Klias
They frequently leap from tree limbs and hit the water with a comical belly flop, as well as attract their mate with their unusually large and long nose.

The proboscis monkey also has webbed feet, which enable it to swim.


Rm 15 per adult per way

From Sandakan Town to Sepilok to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctury
Departure from Hotel Sandakan 9:30am
Departure from Sepilok Centre and Sepilok Junction 10:30am

From Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctury to Sepilok to Sandakan Town
Departure from Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctury 3:00 pm

2 Days 1 Night Package for Malaysian Citizen

Price Include : 1 Night Accommodation, Entrance Fees, 2 Feeding Sessions, 3 Meals, Tea Break and Night Walk.

Not Include : Transportation, Guide, Camera Fees

Package Rate :  Minimun 2 Adults

Rm 90 per Malaysian Adult
Rm 50 per Malaysian Child
Rm 150 per Malaysian Adult
Rm 50 per Malaysian Child

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Direction Road Map to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.
Direction Road Map to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.

1) Coming from Kota Kinabalu, from the Check Point to PLATFORM A is 37 Km.  The check point is at the junction of  Sandakan Road and Lahad Datu Road.

2) From Sandakan Road Junction to Platform A is  16 Km. First part 11 Km is good paved public road, Last part is 5 Km of plantation road with dust and stone.

3) Between PLATFORM A and B is 1 Km.  Sufficient parking space at the entrance to the platforms.

4) Feeding Platform is another 5 minutes walk from Platform Entrance

Admission Fees

Adult Below 12 years old
MyKad Holders RM15.00 RM5.00
non Malaysian RM60.00 RM30.00
Camera RM10.00  

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At PLATFORM A during feeding time at 2:30PM 9th June 2010

An amateur video group from Hong Kong making a documentary on the proboscis monkey in Mandarin language.

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Different Feeding times at the two Plateforms:
Platform A : 09:30am & 02:30pm Daily
Platform B : 11:30am & 04.30pm Daily

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Proboscis monkey (Dutch Monkey), found ONLY in Borneo and are a totally protected animal as their population has shrunk drastically to about 7,000, including 2,000 in Sabah, due to the extensive destruction of their habitats by human activities.

Like other species of monkeys, proboscis monkeys lead a tree- climbing lifestyle in lowland forests and mangrove swamps close to rivers such as the Kinabatangan River in eastern Sabah. Their social system has two levels. One level comprises only one male in a group, while the second level consists of all males in a group.

Based on the observations by the staff of Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, the first level is made up of several groups which are headed by males. Each of the males has his own harem. There are about

20 females for every one male. The adult male coordinates the group's movement and leads the group. Males are very protective of their females and juveniles.

At the second level, males usually leave their natal groups at about 18 months and move on to either solitary life or form bachelor herds before acquiring their own harems. Males that do not have their own harem live in all-male groups. There is very little aggression between the males when they join together to form troop.

The proboscis monkeys will fight each other and the winner will then become the strongest male known as "alpha male", while the loser would go back to the bachelor group until he is strong enough to defeat the alpha male in a fight.

If the current alpha male loses the match, he then goes to somewhere secluded and never shows himself up again. They fight one on one and each give a blow on the face. One is considered a loser if found to be bleeding and the match is over.

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Proboscis Monkey at Kinabatangan River

Proboscis monkeys are normally very shy and sceptical of human beings. Almost everywhere else, these monkeys can only be observed from a far distance. However, at our Sanctuary the monkeys have over the years, learned to place some trust in us. Although they continue to avoid being too close to humans, they generally do not mind our presence - so long as it is at a comfortable distance. This is a unique feature of our Sanctuary.

As you cruise along the Kinabatangan River, chances are you might come across a strange-looking but
fascinating creature known as the proboscis monkey. With its pot- bellies, long tails and outrageously bulbous nose, they are quite hard to miss!

The proboscis monkeys (nasalis larvatus) are found only in Borneo, making it unique to this part of the world. They are forest-dwellers and are limited mainly to coastal swamp forests. Although they are typically found along the banks of the Kinabatangan river, villagers who live in the area say that the monkeys can often be seen at a particular tributary where the creatures will appear without fail every morning.

The tributary, known as Sungai Menanggul, is a 10-minute boat ride upstream from the township of Sukau. To view these amazing creatures, travel 3km upstream, preferably with as little noise as possible as they are easily disturbed by the sound of boat engines and loud human chatter.

The best time to view the proboscis monkey is between 4pm to 6pm, which is when they head to the tree branches along the river bank to settle down after a day of searching for food in the jungle. For the early birds, you can opt to see them between 7am and Sam, before they move off in search of breakfast.

The proboscis monkeys live in harems, which are groups containing one male, one to eight females and their offspring. These harems are almost always together, especially by the riversides in the evenings. This is why large hordes of proboscis monkeys are sometimes spotted.

The lower Kinabatangan area of Sabah is not only home to the proboscis monkeys but to other spectacular wildlife, namely the elephants, orang-utans, gibbons, long-tailed and pig-tailed macaques, bearded pigs and eagles to name a few!

Interesting facts:

• The proboscis monkeys are proficient swimmers! They have partly webbed back feet, which help them to swim and walk on mangrove mud without sinking in.

• Generally, proboscis monkeys do not fare well in captivity. They become depressed, stop eating and soon die.

• The male leaders of the pack are usually found on the highest part of the tree.

• Proboscis monkeys can make a bizarre range of noises, including roars, grunts, nasal honks and squeals!

I visited the centre in March of 2004. It is incredible, and the monkeys are truly beautiful creatures. They are loving and also very timid. We must do all that we can to maintain a habitat for them to live in. It is a very small part of land that is left for them, and must be maintained at all cost.

Greg Mathews

How to reach Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

The sanctuary is located at the centre of the mangrove forest along the coastal land near Kampung Samawang in Labuk bay, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia. From the airport in Sandakan, it is 38KM away and takes about an hour to get there, part of the trip will be through the gravelled roads and jeep tracks of plantation estates. To get there, travel along Jalan Labuk going to Kota Kinabalu and turn off to SPS 3 at the junction at KM23 (adjacent to the Consolidated Sabah Farms). The sanctuary is located 15KM along the gravel road from here.

Guests staying at Kota Kinabalu can take the early flight MH2042 which is takes off at Kota Kinabalu Airport 7.00am and arriving Sandakan Airport at 7.40am. Transport can be arranged to pick up at Sandakan Airport and transfer to the Sanctuary to view the morning feeding session. (11.30am to 12.30noon). You still got the time to travel to Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary. which is only 24KM away to view the feeding of Orang Utan at 2.30pm.

Office / Mailing Address
Mile 8, Bandar Sibuga Jaya, Jalan Chung Fatt
P.O.Box 819,  Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.

Telephone : (6) 089-230708 (Sanctuary), (6) 089-672133 (Office), (6) 089-672177 (Sunday), 6011819717

Handphone : 019-8534098,  012-8188696,  019-8139717

Fax : (6) 089-672136

    ■ 地址:Jalan Chong Fatt,Off Jalan Lai Fook Kim Sandakan
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