Lahad Datu is a small city with about 160000 inhabitants along the coast of in eastern Sabah. It is surrounded by palm oil and cocoa plantations and lies in a flat lowland area. Its harbour is used for exports of palm oil and timber. Lahad Datu is a quiet, laid-back place with colourful buildings and a lively fish market. The city is not a tourist centre, but acts as a gateway to the Danum valley conservation Area, the Tabin wildlife reserve in the east and Madai Caves further south. As such it has a number of hotels which probably cater to tourists who transit here on the way to the wildlife areas. Lahad Datu has a small airport very close to town with daily flights to Kota Kinabalu. The city itself is believed to date back to the 15 century.

01 Yellow building
02 Street and buildings
03 Roundabout and building with shops
04 Red car
05 Harbour with boats
06 Santalu fisher boat
07 Fishermen boats anchored in harbour
08 Fishermen boats anchored in harbour
09 Fish market
10 Fresh fish for sale in fish market
11 Fresh fish for sale in fish market
12 Fresh fish for sale in fish market
13 Fresh fish for sale in fish market
14 Large pink fish offered for sale
15 Langsat fruits in market
16 Vegetables and fruits market
17 Vegetables and fruits market
18 Taxis dropping off passengers
19 Yellow fish market building
20 Near the fish market building
21 Wisma Ramai Ramai shopping mall
22 Wisma Ramai Ramai shopping mall
23 Building block with shops
24 Blue mosque
25 Blue mosque
26 Lahad Datu shopping centre
27 Merry Christmas billboards
28 Food stalls
29 Karaoke bar
30 Police station
31 Roundabout and billboard
32 Asia hotel skyscraper
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