Lahad Datu is a district located in the east of Sabah, mid-way between Tawau and Sandakan. This district is surrounded by stretches of cocoa and palm oil plantations, while also being an important timber exporting port. Lahad Datu can be reached by road from any major town, including Kota Kinabalu.
Did you know that Lahad Datu is the base for the Borneo Child Aid Society? This society provides education for more than 5000 plantation workers' children who are without access to basic education.
Lahad Datu offers travellers an interesting commercial and cultural experience as this place is rich in both nature and culture.
Attractions around Lahad Datu:
- Danum Valley Conservation Area
- Madai - Baturong Forest Reserve Nature Centre
- Tabin Wildlife Research