For more information, you can visit the official website of the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Otherwise, when you book your Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre visit, you can enquire about visiting this place too. Overall, you can spend a minimum of one hour here for those on a schedule.
The best time to visit this place is when the sun bears are most active, which is around 9.30am till 3.00pm. In total, you will be spending at least 3-4 hours here at both center’s if you are visiting them.
*9:00 am to 3:30 pm.
*Open every day of the year, including holidays.
*FREE admission for children below 12 years old and senior citizens Malaysian above 55 years old.
*Tickets are valid for 1 day only.
How to go to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
Taking a Taxi
Take a taxi from town to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) is just next to the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre.
Taking a Bus
In Sandakan town, look for the bus marked ‘Sepilok Batu 14’ from the local bus stand next to the Milimewa Supermarket which cost RM2.50 and a journey of 45 minutes. There are also local minivans also make the trip every hour, check with the bus stand.
Regular buses, also marked ‘Batu 14’ or higher, can drop you at the turn-off to Jln Sepilok, 2.5km from the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. You need to walk in from there.
From Town to Sepilok:
09.00 am & 11.30 am
02.00 pm & 05.00 pm
From Sepilok to Town:
06.30 am & 10.30 am
12.30 pm & 04.00 pm
Bus Contact Number: 012-8067067 / 017-8632684
Currently, there are 35 sun Bears at the center and the number is growing over the months. There are plans to build a new bear enclosure which is currently in the works too. Again, this article highlights the conservation efforts of the local people here which is not easy, even in this day of time. Donations are accepted as part of the money donated goes directly to the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre too.