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Kinabatangan River T: (12) 828 1473

Danau Girang Field Centre

This research station along the Kinabatangan River is an interesting alternative to the touristy jungle lodges.

Photo of Danau Girang Field Centre Guests stay in four-bedded rooms in a lodge shared by grad students and visiting documentary makers. There aren't tourist activities like river cruises, but you can trek the surrounding trails and, if the scientists like you, tag along on their field work – it may be anything from observing slow loris behaviour to putting radio collars on elephants. The minimum stay is two nights and long-term volunteering opportunities can be arranged. Guests pay 110 ringgit per night for room and board plus 50 ringgit for boat transfers from the Batu Puteh Jetty and 100 ringgit as a conservation fee. The Field Centre has WiFi when the electricity is on and posts regular updates on Facebook about their research. (Please note that we did visit this place in person.)

Our rating:

Last updated on 25th February, 2013.

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dbl fan share bathroom
110 ringgit
110 ringgit
Full board
Room: Dbl fan share bathroom, low season: 110 ringgit, high season 110 ringgit. Notes: Full board

Danau Girang Field Centre
Kinabatangan River
T: (12) 828 1473

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