Malaysia
Taman Kam Jai Yen

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  • Day150

    Family time in Sandakan

    October 16, 2018 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    After an overnight in Kuala Lumpur, we jump on another plane to Sandakan in East Malaysia (Borneo) to spend some time with family. My cousin was so nice to drive the 300+km to pick us up and look after us for our time in Sandakan (where my parents grew up). Lila has been asking about visiting Malaysia throughout our trip as she knows she will get to play with her cousins. They had fun from the beginning, with Lila hopping in the back of the car with the kids as soon as we were picked up from the airport.

    From there we basically had a week of eating, days revolved around eating and talking about eating with the family :)
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  • Day152

    More family pics

    October 18, 2018 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Today we visited one of our favourite temples in Sandakan, at the top of the hill with a nice view of the city. Sometimes when I look down from there I try to think about what Sandakan would have been like when my parents were growing up there, as the city has certainly grown in size with more and more concrete buildings and almost non existent and dirty beach.

    Of course there is more eating and eating with family :)
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  • Day72

    Sandakan

    February 15 in Malaysia ⋅ 🌧 27 °C

    Former British administrative center during the colonial period. Now a fishing and tourist center.
    The 1st picture is of the town and harbor front at dusk from a roof top restaurant. 2nd is some of the fishing fleet as they were preparing to go to sea. 3rd is the Padang or central field and square 4th is St. Michael and All Angels church, the first Anglican Church built here. 5th is the State Mosque, built at about the same time. Sandakan developed in the late 19th century. So most history dates from then.
    The last picture is at the Sandakan War Memorial, located on the site of the POW camp from WW II. It is from here that the death matches began. At that time, there were about 2,500 prisoners, mostly Australian and British. At the end, none survived, except for 6 who had escaped and were helped by local vilagers.
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