Agnes Newton Keith Home, Sandakan

3.8
#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. 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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  • Didn’t know anything about Agnes Keith before we visited here. An author who wrote 3 books about her time living in Borneo during the war. She was a POW during the war and is very important in Borneo ...  more »
  • We did not know anything about Agnes Keith and now I am going to get at least one of her books on my return home. The house shows the history of the era really well and endeavours to remain in keeping...  more »
  • Hightea, mashed potato bu also nasi goreng. It's all on the menu of this beautiful place on a hill in Sandakan with a magnificent view on the harbor. No hotel only restaurant.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I love history. This is a must visit place in Sandakan .. :)
  • Historical place. Not much things to be explore.
  • 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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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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