Sandakan Heritage Trails

St. Michael Tour Code: SDK 02

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Duration: Day Trip

Destination: Sandakan

Accommodation: Not Included

Holiday Type: City & Lifestyle, Cultural & Heritage, Family

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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 visit several of the most important and interesting sites in Sandakan and learn about the historical background of our city! 

William Pryer Monument
A granite structure erected to honour the founder of Sandakan, William B. Pryer.
Sam Sing Kung Temple (Three Saints)
This temple was built by the four main Chinese communities in Sandakan, namely the Hakka, Cantonese, Hainanese and Teochew. It was completed in 1887, making it the oldest structure still standing in Sandakan.
Agnes Keith House
Agnes Keith was an American author best known for her three autobiographical accounts of life in Sabah before, during, and after the WWII. The house that she used to live 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
St. Michael and All Angels’ Church
Rev. Henry Elton was perhaps best known for the construction of St Michael’s Church which lasted from 1893 to 1906. St Michael’s Church was the first stone building erected in Sandakan and the stones are said to have come from the nearby Buli Sim-Sim.
Sandakan Heritage Museum
The Sandakan Heritage Museum which was declared opened on the 5th December, 2003, is situated on the first floor of the Wisma Warisan. The first museum in Sandakan was believed to be set up in 1898 but later discontinued.
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