The rainforest trails in Borneo are amazing experience, but everyone who looks up into the dense, green canopy overhead has to wonder where all the hidden sounds of life are coming from. The Rainforest Discovery Centre in East Sabah on Borneo has perfect solution for a birdeye view atop the lush foliage. A network of elevated steel walkways that allows visitors to view life from above the canopy!
The Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) in Sepilok, Sandakan is part of the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve – home to the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Located in Sabah, it is one of the state's most popular environmental education (EE) centres today.
Take a stroll through the forest along its 147-metre long and sturdy steel canopy walkway and enjoy a spectacular view of the beautiful rainforest - 28 metres above ground. The walkway and towers are a great place for birdwatchers to catch a glimpse of the resident Bornean bristleheads, the rarest bird in Sabah. In the forest reserve are 250 species of birds, including the hornbills, pitas, kingfishers and broadbills.
Night walks along the trail also offer visitors a chance to catch a glimpse of the wildlife that have made the rainforest their home, such as the cunning mousedeer, wily civet cats, cute tarsiers and various insects and birds.
For flora enthusiasts, there are many magnificent sights to behold at the Plant Discovery Garden, with about 250 species of native orchids in bloom. The orchid family is known to be the largest flowering plant throughout the world with about 25,000 wild species in total.