Lahad Datu is a small township with a population of about 180,000. I used to call this town a cowboy town because of the abundant 4x4 pickup trucks running around the town. This is the town that I am most familiar within Sabah because it is the gateway town to Danum Valley Conservation Area, the place where I spent many years studying wild sun bears and other wildlife and forest ecology in the tropical rainforest.
~Siew Te Wong, BSBCC, Nov 13, 2011
Photos: Ng Wai Pak