Sandakan is the second largest town in the state of Sabah. Sandakan is steeped in history and has a mixture of people, lifestyles, cultures and faiths. Join us and explore the various landmarks of what makes Sandakan such a unique place:
|Sandakan Memorial Park
The story of the infamous Sandakan Death Marches is one of the most tragic and most heroic of World War Two. This park today is sited on a fraction of the original Prisoners of War camp which was set up back in the 1940s during the WWII. This, was where it all happened…. Lest we forget.
Visit our central market and see for yourself the most amazing variety of fresh seafood and agricultural products!
|Sim-Sim Water Village
Houses here are built close to the water surface, which in the past was a narrow, uninhabited coastal fringe of jungle and mangroves.
|Puh Jih Syh Buddhist Temple
Welcome to this beautiful place of worship for many Buddhist devotees, both locals and overseas. The infrastructure and detailed design and colours in this temple is simply stunning. Located on a 100m high hilltop, don’t miss out the breathtaking view over Sandakan Bay!
|Agnes Keith’s House
Agnes was an American author best known for her three autobiographical accounts of her life in Sabah before, during, and after the WWII. The house that she used to live at is now a heritage house providing interesting insights to life during British North Borneo! Check out her books Land Below the Wind and White Man Returns