The Parish of St Michael and All Angels, Sandakan

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Visit The Parish of St Michael and All Angels, an Anglican place of worship and the oldest stone church in Sabah. Founded by clergyman William Henry Elton, the church took over 30 years to build, finally being completed in 1925. The church managed to come out of World War II relatively unscathed, unlike many of the buildings in the surrounding area. As such, its well-maintained granite brickwork is a rare sight in the area, while its impressive stained glass windows—a donation from Australia to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of the war—also stand as an historical testament and a tribute to the people of the town. Plan your The Parish of St Michael and All Angels visit and explore what else you can see and do in Sandakan using our Sandakan vacation builder.
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  • If you are visiting the church itself, that's a different story but if you're going to see the oldest church here, then once you see it, you'll move on. The place is next to a school and next to St Ma...  more »
  • What a lovely old well kept church. We didn't go inside but the outside is impressive. Lovely stained glass windows  more »
  • this church was built in 1888. upon the very beautiful Elton hill. there were 4 schools up there but now the schools have been relocated. it is very quite and cooling in the church. surrounding areas ...  more »
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  • It's a historical heritage. One of the oldest stone church in Sabah (anglican). Build by the British's priest, Sir Henry Elton, in the late 18th century.
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  • it is a worth to visit
  • You should be here!

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On the main road leading into Sandakan simple hotels offer comfortable rooms, providing easy access to the area's natural attractions. In the town itself, the most popular accommodations cluster around the harbor and surrounding districts. Close to the water, you can find everything from backpacker hostels to popular chain hotels. Have a look at Jalan Leila, running west of the harbor--here, well-placed hotels ensure ease of travel to surrounding areas.
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