Agnes Newton Keith Home, Sandakan

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#2 of 11 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. Using our online itinerary creator, Sandakan attractions like Agnes Newton Keith Home can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 15, 2017
    It was interesting to visit Agnes Keith house. Sparked our interest to read a lot more about her life in Borneo  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Simple museum with story about English writer in a (reconstructed) House. Nice is it that you can wander through it and that it's quiet. House is identical. So you get picture of her life and living space of that time. English tea after with very nice views is top
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  • July 24, 2017
    I've read Agnes Keith's book the "Land Below The Wind" and when I actually saw this house (restored by the Sabah Government in 2002), all the characters in the book began to play in my head. The resto...  more »
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  • June 21, 2017
    The place is quiet and it's sad to see some of the amenities were not maintained. You'll be charged if you wish to enter the house and a good checklist when you are visiting Sandakan.
  • January 13, 2017
    Well kept for the most part but I doubt all these relics inside the house are original. RM15 entrance fees for foreigners is way too expensive! If it weren't because Agnes and George came here a decade ago and did their works, Sabah's description on the map would not have been articulated so eloquently. Simply because your English sucks! Now you take the advantage of the remains of some foreigners' asset to make money from other foreigners. So much of the mumbo jumbo BS about tourism in Sabah.
  • March 21, 2017
    I love history. This is a must visit place in Sandakan .. :)
  • April 25, 2017
    Historical place. Not much things to be explore.
  • April 13, 2016
    Building is well kept and well managed but seems haunted. An interesting piece of history to understand the timeline of the building.

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