Sandakan, the second largest city in Sabah, is famous for its nature tourism and seafood. But just in case some people are clueless on the attractions in Sandakan, it has a unique way of promoting its tourist spots. Outsized and sometimes funny statues have been placed in the round-abouts in and around Sandakan.
Below are photos of some of the roundabouts.
Roundabout at the junction to Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. The centre used to house 2 Sumatran Rhinoceros as well.
Didn’t know orang utans and proboscis monkeys are friends, but at this roundabout, they apparently are. Proboscis monkeys are found in abundance at Kinabatangan Riverand Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.
A crocodile that not only points the way, but shows you the thumbs-up. Crocodiles can be found along most major rivers in Sandakan. There is also a Sandakan Crocodile Farm.
Green Turtles come to the beaches at Turtle Islands Park every night to lay eggs.
The nests of some species of swiftlets are regarded as a delicacy by the Chinese. Bird’s Nests are collected at Gomantong Caves. Roundabout is in town.
I believe this lobster represents the cheap and fresh seafood in Sandakan. Near the junction to Puh Jih Shih Temple.
Other roundabouts include one that has a replica of Batu Sapi.
if anyone can tell me exactly where all the roundabouts are located and send me photos of the roundabouts that I missed, it would be very much appreciated.