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Agnes Newton Keith Home, Sandakan

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Sandakan attractions like Agnes Newton Keith Home can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A restored house of one of the colonial characters in Sandakan, a woman from Victoria, Canada, who was interred in a Japanese POW camp, lived to tell the tale, and resettled in the town and wrote a nu...  read more »
  • House is located next door to the English Tea house and is a good way to kill 30 minutes and avoid the hot and humid weather. House contains a lot of memorabillia from the 30s to the 50s and provides ...  read more »
  • Unless you have a real interest in Agnes Keith's work the visit won't mean much. Setting is nice and it is located next to the English Teahouse where you have a great view of Sandakan. Follow the Sand...  read more »
  • Makes me back to 1920s, a beautiful historic place. Must visit in Sandakan.
  • Agnes Keith House is located at top of the hill along Jalan Istana close to English Tea House and Restaurant. The house was previously occupied by American writer: Agnes Newton Keith and her family. The house has turned into a heritage house. Inside the house you can see those British colonial furnitures and antiques, etc.
  • Building is well kept and well managed but seems haunted. An interesting piece of history to understand the timeline of the building.
  • Agnes keate house is verry biutiful...
  • Went to Agnes Keith's House last year. Unfortunately the house is currently closed for maintenance.
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