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CITY TOUR ( WAR MEMORIAL PARK / CHINESE TEMPLE (PUU JIH SHIH) / ST MICHAEL CHURCH & AGNES KETIH HOUSE)

Category: Mainland Package
Manufacturer: Sandakan Mainland

Pick up from your hotel in the city, Drive to 25 minutes to get to Sandakan War Memorial or Sandakan Memorial Parkis located in the outskirts of Sandakan, Sabah Borneo. The site is just next to the actual POW (Prisoners of War) camp which was set up during the World War Two Japanese Occupation from 1942 to 1945 which witnessed the death of 2400 Australian and British POW held by the Japanese here. This war memorial was officially opened on the 15th February 1999 and the memorial park is dedicated to the men who lost their lives in the Borneo Death Marches during the Second World War. (If you choose to go at 1.30 pm otherwise this is not the first place to visit as this memorial open at 9.00 am)

Proceed to Puh Jih Shih Buddhist Temple which offers a panoramic view of Sandakan Bay situated on the hilltop Tanah Merah. Sandakan Central Market, the most amazing variety of fresh seafood and agricultural products. The historical city ofSandakan is home to many buildings and monuments, each witness to the changes of time and events over the years. 

One of the oldest buildings is St. Michael’s and All Angels Church.The construction of the first stone building in Sabah began in 1893 and took almost 30 years to complete. Designed by New Zealander Mr. B.W. Mountfort, the building was first constructed with belian (ironwood) timber, followed by brick and finally stone, which is said to have from the nearby Buli Sim Sim, while the white stones that adorn the windows and doors are from Hong Kong. The stones were delivered from Buli Sim Sim by prison labour at RM1.25 per cubic yard. A cubic foot of stone weighs approximately 140 lbs and each stone was painstakingly laid atop each other.

The Sim-Sim Water Village where houses are all built close to the water surface while observing the fascinating view of the sea. Continue the tour to Agnes Keith House. The book Land Below the Wind and White Man Returns were written in the house and today the house turned into a heritage house providing interesting insight to life during British North Borneo.Transfer to hotel.

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What to bring:

Insect repellent, hat, sun block and drinking water.

Code SMTT 006
Pickup Time 08:00 am OR 1.30 pm
Include Return transport, Entrance fee at Anges Keith House.
Exclude Camera fee, Lunch
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