SandakanJanuary 29, 2020 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C
After a seven hour coach ride from KK, at least three hours of which was through winding mountain roads, I arrived in Sandakan. There was a lady in my dorm called Mae, and the next day we went to the Sandakan War Memorial together. It was incredible. Such an underreported and tragic story of British and Australian POWs kept in a Japanese camp and eventually forced to march over 250km to Renau. Only 6 of more than 2000 survived to tell the tale.
After the memorial, we headed with excited anticipation to a place called 'The English Tea House', right next to the former residence of an American Author named Agnes Keith. The whole experience felt like a day at the National Trust, just set on a tropical island...
We finished up our day with Malaysian hotpot, known as 'steam boat'. They had a great rule at the restaurant - pay 10 ringit for every 100g of wasted food! We wasted nothing.
It was a wonderful day in Sandakan 😊Read more