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Agnes Newton Keith Home, Sandakan

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Historic Site
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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  • Beautiful house with lots of history. Great view sitting on top of the hill overlooking the bay of Sandakan  more »
  • I wouldn't visit this house other than as part of another tour. It is a house in the tropics, that's it, but for me that was interesting enough just to see the design before the aircon era came in. Th...  more »
  • Wonderful well preserved house - Raffessia keithii named after Harry George Keith Conservator of forests North Borneo - Sabah - This was his house - He was responsible for starting the process of fore...  more »
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  • 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.
  • I love this house.....
  • 15RM entry fee for foreigners is a joke