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Sandakan is a bustling commercial town of 440,000 people that acts as the gateway to the eastern part of Sabah. It is however famous for being a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp during WWII and being the starting point for the infamous Sandakan death marches.

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Sandakan Discussions

  • malaysia- no fly!
    hi all, i am looking for a route to take for my next visit to malaysia. i am from the southern philippines and i would like to start my journey from zamboanga city to sandakan via ferry boat. my problem ...

  • Sabah
    Hi, what's the latest news on taking a bus from KK to Sandakan? Any tips for best bus company and prices? ...

  • Jellyfish Lake and Wildlife in Borneo?
    Kinabalu, Sandakan and Tawau. If you travel to Bandar Seri Bangawan by Royal Brunei Airlines you will have ...

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Sandakan Blog Entries

  • Borneo - Sandakan
    Sandakan certainly gets it's fair share of stick for being abit of an unsavory place but I must admit I did quite like it's gritty, down market charm. Having said that, one day was quite long enough ...
    Posted in Almost A World Tour! by greggers

  • We Made It
    We left Calgary for our journey to Malaysia. The flight was about 28 hours and 40 minutes, making stops in London, England and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and then finally arriving in Sandakan, Malaysia. We are very tired but excited to be here. Here is a website I found that helped me plan some of the things we ...
    Posted in Exploring Malaysia by dhk456

  • Day 6
    for our flight across Malaysia to the eastern state of Sabah. We landed in Sandakan which is Sabah ...
    Posted in Travelling Through Beautiful Malaysia by Malaysia12

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