While visiting Sandakan, you might hardly imagine the excitement and prosperity it used to have. For centuries, Sandakan has been a spot of lucrative business for traders from Germany, Netherlands, China, Arabic Countries and India, and pearl divers. Luxury goods such as pearls, sea cucumbers and bird’s nest made this area a renowned trade port. The port kept at development pace until its devastated bombing by the British in an attempt to shake off the grip of the invading Japanese in WWII. In 1946, the capital of Sabah is moved to Jesselton, which is Kota Kinabalu nowadays. You might want to travel Sandakan and its surrounding area independently and arrange your tour all on your own, booking hotels on online hotel booking platforms and flights through GDS systems. Private day tours are helpful when you are first-timer to Sandakan and try to get most of it in a short time. Our Sandakan private day tours are ready to be booked or tailored to fit your personal interests and needs.