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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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  • I was actually quite surprised to find how interesting this house is. Rebuilt after WWII, it fell into disrepair, and was renovated not many years ago. I cannot wait to read some of her 6 books (3 on ...  more »
  • As part of the heritage trail we climbed up the many steps from the town in the searing heat to visit the house. Unfortunately when we got there it was closed although the signs indicated that it shou...  more »
  • This is the (rebuilt) home of the American writer Agnes Keith. It's a small museum of their life. This is not a famous writer in Sweden (or at least I've never heard of her before going to Malaysia) b...  more »
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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