- From: November 9, 2018
- To: November 12, 2018
- Starting at: 10:00 AM
- Finishing at: 01:00 PM
- RM 15.00
- Labuk Bay Sandakan
- Off Jalan Labuk, Sandakan
- +6089 672 133
The Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary offers another perfect Proboscis monkeys observation spot for any tourist who wants to have a closer look at these very special monkeys and do not have the time to travel too far away to watch them.
The Sanctuary is located at the centre of the mangrove forest along the coastal land near Samawang Village at 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 graveled roads and jeep tracks of plantation estates. To get there, travel along Jalan Labuk and turn off to SPS 3 at the junction between KM 31 & KM 32 (apposite to the Consolidated Farm (Sabah) Sdn. Bhd.) The Sanctuary is located 15km along gravel road from here.
For those who love to watch these unique primate not found elsewhere in the world is a “Must See”. It would definitely gives you one of the most exhilarating and memorable experience observing the Proboscis monkeys both young and adult leaping from tree to tree and eventually down to feed on young leaves and plants. The leaping act is superb, fast, steady, stylish and perfect.
The proboscis monkey is found only on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. It prefers to live in the mixed diterocarp-kerangas forests, mangrove forests and lowland forests near fresh water and rivers. They live almost exclusively in mangrove forests, but can also be found in lowland rainforests. It depends on the mangroves near river edges for resting and sleeping. They avoid deforested areas and avoid human settlements.
This elusive monkey belongs to the Asian langurs. They are the only member of the Nasalis genus.