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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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  • We visited having read Agnes Keith's books about her time in Borneo. The house has been well restored by the Sabah Museum and is well worth visiting. Extremely interesting!  more »
  • When prereading and preparing for a holiday to Borneo and Sabah, if at all possible, try to read the award winning 1939 book of Agnes Keith "Land below the wind". It will give you a perspective of the...  more »
  • Great museum, very nice building a lot of interesting histories of the family and local situation from colonial times.  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