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  • 1. Agnes Keith House

    House/Mansion/Villa

    On a hill overlooking town and Sandakan Bay, the home of author Agnes Newton Keith is a trip back in time. American-born Keith came to Sandakan...Read More

  • 2. Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Peranakans, also called Straits Chinese, are descendants of the Chinese who migrated to Malacca and adopted the Malay culture; here you can...Read More

  • 3. Gomantong Caves

    Cave

    These limestone caverns are Sabah's best known source of swiftlet nests, used to make bird's nest soup, Chinese medicines, and other luxury...Read More

  • 4. Harmony Street (Jalan Tokong Besi)

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    So-called Harmony Street in Malacca's Chinatown neighborhood (its official name is Jalan Tokong Besi) takes its nickname from the trio of interesting...Read More

  • 5. Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary

    Forest

    An irony of deforestation and plantation development is that surviving forest areas become home to a wide variety of wildlife that once occupied...Read More

  • 6. Kuan Yin Tong Temple

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    About a mile from the center of Bintulu, this interesting Chinese temple includes a lovely garden courtyard, koi ponds, a waterfall, and carved...Read More

  • 7. Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    This unique facility provides a rare opportunity to check out the endangered and extremely odd-looking proboscis monkey. Found only on Borneo...Read More

  • 8. Longhouses

    Building/Architectural Site

    These wooden houses on stilts, with thatch roofs and bamboo walls, are the traditional dwellings of Sarawak’s indigenous groups, and (by arrangement...Read More

  • 9. Malacca River Cruise

    Tour–Sight

    Now a lot cleaner than it used to be, the Malacca River is worth a short scenic cruise to see old warehouses, churches, Malay villages, and...Read More

  • 10. Niah National Park and Caves

    Cave

    Thick rain forest covers this gorgeous 12-square-mile park, where caves thought to have been inhabited 40,000 years ago are accessed via a short...Read More

  • 11. Rainforest Discovery Centre

    Forest

    The centre highlights the rain forest ecosystems' contribution to biodiversity and has a fabulous botanical garden, perfect for picnicking....Read More

  • 12. Sandakan Heritage Trail

    Trail/Path

    Tourism authorities have developed this walking tour, which begins at the Masjid Jamik and takes in all the significant historic sites and...Read More

  • 13. Sandakan Memorial Park

    Museum/Gallery

    At the site of the World War II Japanese POW camp, where the infamous "death marches" to Ranau began, Sandakan Memorial Park commemorates the...Read More

  • 14. Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    This 10,600-acre rain forest reserve is the world's most popular place to see orangutan in their natural habitat. Asia's only great ape, the...Read More

  • 15. Similajau National Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    Created in 1976 as a protected habitat for nesting green turtles, this 27-square-mile park features walking trails and pristine beaches, including...Read More

  • 16. Tourist Information Centre

    Information Center

    Staffed by some of the friendliest folks in Borneo, Sandakan's tourist information centre has extensive information on attractions in and around...Read More

  • 17. Turtle Islands National Park

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Three islands—Selingan, Bakungan, and Gulisan—and their surrounding waters comprise this marine wildlife reserve where, throughout the year...Read More

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