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Biodiversity & Ecology in Kebun Cina Forest Reserve

Welcome to Sandakan Rainforest Park (SRFP) website!


Sandakan Rainforest Park (SRFP) is located about 9 km away from the centre of the coastal town of Sandakan in Sabah, Malaysia. The Park, covering an area of 148.6 hectares, is situated at a site where some of the earliest botanical explorations in Borneo were carried out. The Park is the locality of about 110 type specimens; as such, it a very important site for research on plant diversity in Borneo.  The core area of this Park is still in pristine condition. Many lowland species of flora and fauna of Borneo are found in this forest.

In January 2007, this forest was gazetted as Kebun Cina (Chinese Farm or Orchard) Forest Reserve by the Sabah State Government. At present, Sandakan Rainforest Park / Kebun Cina Forest Reserve is jointly managed by the Sabah Forestry Department and Sandakan Municipal Council.

Among the special features of this park are: carnivorous pitcher plants, living topotypes of about 110 plant species, its early history related to the early botanical explorations and the early suburban settlement known as Kebun Cina , an exhibition building (Kebun Cina Gallery), and jogging tracks and playground for outdoor recreation.

This web site provides information on the following in Sandakan Rainforest Park: 

  • Facilities for Outdoor Recreation and Nature Education;
  • Exhibition of Early Botanical Explorations, History of "Kebun Cina", Flora, Fauna and Other Features; and
  • Biodiversity Conservation.

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SRFP: An Icon of Sandakan, the Nature City


"Celebrating Our Nature" of Environmental Awareness Programme (19th June 2010)




Culture Co-curricular Club, University Putra Malaysia Visit(21th May 2010)




Navigation Training by PLKN Trainess (14th May 2010)


Pei Ying Kindergarden Visit (30th April 2010)


JPSM Staff Visit(29th March 2010)





"Pandu Arah & Mara Lasak" Activity by Sandakan Police Cadet Corps (17th March 2010)




Launching of The Youth Programme 2009 by Ministry of Youth and Sport(07th November 2009)



  Launching of Sandakan Rainforest Park Book (20th August 2009)
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