Agnes Keith House
Sam Sing Kung
The Sam Sing Kung temple (also pronounced 'Sam Sing Gong') dates from 1887, making it the oldest building in Sandakan. The temple itself...
Sepilok Tropical Wildlife Adventure
This midpriced tour specialist is connected to Sepilok Jungle Resort and Bilit Adventure Lodge on the Sungai Kinabatangan.
Organise your trip to Selingaan Island to see the green and hawksbill turtles lay their eggs at night on the beach and also to see...
Balin Roof Garden
A hidden treat at the top of the Nak Hotel, this stylish restaurant/bar has retro bubble lights, a '70s wicker swing-chair, and...
English Tea House & Restaurant
More English than a Graham Greene novel, this beautiful stucco-pillared villa, with its manicured croquet lawn, wood-blade fans and...
Jln Istana · interesting places nearby
Agnes Keith House information
This atmospheric two-storey wooden villa, and former British colonial quarters, is now renovated as a museum. Living in Sandakan in the 1930s, Amercian Agnes Keith wrote several books about her experiences here, including the famous Land Below the Wind . The villa documents Sandakan in all its colonial splendour.
To reach the museum, head up the Tangga Seribu (100 Steps) to Jln Istana and turn left. Also on the grounds is the English Tea House & Restaurant .