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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  • This is a beautiful, wooden, open plan house, very colonial. It is truly lovely, as is the English Tea Room adjacent where we had nice proper orange juice, tea and lovely scones.  more »
  • A lovely walk up the hill from the town to this beautifully maintained colonial house, with a wonderful selection of photos & information about Agnes & her husband.  more »
  • This place is worth a visit if you are in Sandakan. It only takes an hour to look around and is easily accessible by car or taxi. A relic from a by-gone age of British colonial rule but well kept and ...  more »
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