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Agnes Newton Keith Home, Sandakan
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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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  • Of course, it's not the original, but lovely all the same. I'd be very happy living here! It's cool and spacious, and right next to the fabulous English Tea Garden. 
  • If you're into history and interested to know the stories of prominent people like Agnes Keith, then this place should be included into your itinerary when visiting Sandakan. RM15 per entry for intern...  more »
  • This home has been beautifully restored and contains so much interesting information. Allow time to read all the stories inside. 
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  • 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.
  • Agnes keate house is verry biutiful...
  • Building is well kept and well managed but seems haunted. An interesting piece of history to understand the timeline of the building.
  • A british overviewing Sandakan. The house have a fantastic atmosphere and contains a lot of valuable information. One downside: you're not allowed to take pictures