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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  • We had one night stay over in Sandakan and we thought we would step back in time and visit this home. it is ver easdy to find as there is a road sign at the round about on teh main road directing you ...  more »
  • Many would not have heard about this extraordinary lady who stayed in Sandakan with her husband despite all odds and later became a writer and eventually famous. Agnes Keith is a person to be remember...  more »
  • I have never heard about Agnes Newton Keith until the visit. There, i learned about her and her history, which is quite interesting. The antiques equipment and memorable pictures inside the house comp...  more »

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On the main road leading into Sandakan simple hotels offer comfortable rooms, providing easy access to the area's natural attractions. In the town itself, the most popular accommodations cluster around the harbor and surrounding districts. Close to the water, you can find everything from backpacker hostels to popular chain hotels. Have a look at Jalan Leila, running west of the harbor--here, well-placed hotels ensure ease of travel to surrounding areas.
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