Agnes Newton Keith Home, Sandakan

3.6
#2 of 14 in Historic Sites in Sabah
The remarkable life of a celebrated American author comes to life at Agnes Newton Keith Home, filled with a mixture of period reproductions and genuine antique furniture . Agnes Newton Keith published three autobiographical accounts of life in Borneo, and this museum occupies her former home in Sandakan. Upstairs, browse the gallery providing insight into Keith's life through words and pictures; pay special attention to the section dedicated to her time spent in an internment camp during World War II. After visiting the museum, take a moment to wander through the gardens, overlooking Sandakan Bay. Agnes Newton Keith Home is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Sandakan Edition.
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  • A house build up on the hilltop with old style furniture, memorabilia and photos , quite well maintain. We have our high tea just beside the building, English Tea House , enjoy the cosy, windy , relax...  more »
  • Interesting insight into the life of that house not only with Agnes Keith but other people after them. Not very big but worth a visit if in the area.  more »
  • Nice if you want something to fill the time but other than that just another old house. Wouldnt recommend paying to go in there.  more »

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