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Interesting glimpse of pre-war Sandakan

Made our own way to this house/museum via the 100 steps, which included a close encounter with a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Swindon, United Kingdom
Step back in History

We had one night stay over in Sandakan and we thought we would step back in time and visit this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Suzanne S
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Made our own way to this house/museum via the 100 steps, which included a close encounter with a snake (fortunately not too close as it was later identified as a spitting cobra!). Very interesting museum about the pre war and war years. Later we bought...More

Thank RichardRJW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had one night stay over in Sandakan and we thought we would step back in time and visit this home. it is ver easdy to find as there is a road sign at the round about on teh main road directing you up to...More

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Many would not have heard about this extraordinary lady who stayed in Sandakan with her husband despite all odds and later became a writer and eventually famous. Agnes Keith is a person to be remembered!!

Thank Mohan P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have never heard about Agnes Newton Keith until the visit. There, i learned about her and her history, which is quite interesting. The antiques equipment and memorable pictures inside the house complement fantastic place.

Thank Budi Mawardi N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes it is small but it is very well done, some of the stories on the boards are fascinating. The gardens are lovely too. Worth a walk up those steps for it! Do pop into the English Tea room next door

Thank CalHorn
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This is a house with a lot of history. Kids will find it interesting. People like me used to live in old British houses like this in the old palm oil estates. Simple wooden house structure. Shows house designs of British era and era of...More

Thank Saigonned
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Good place and have a great memories of the past. And have a wonderful tea house for relaxing your day

Thank ciahaman
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Although you've never heard of her, Agnes Keith's books are a treasure and a rare snapshot of true colonial life in Malaysia in that period. Her recounting of the Japanese occupation is illuminating. Her books are breezy, interesting and really serve to illustrate the day-to-day...More

Thank Petesma
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Didn’t know anything about Agnes Keith before we visited here. An author who wrote 3 books about her time living in Borneo during the war. She was a POW during the war and is very important in Borneo culture. Worth a visit but do some...More

Thank Bran94
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We did not know anything about Agnes Keith and now I am going to get at least one of her books on my return home. The house shows the history of the era really well and endeavours to remain in keeping with the Keith's time...More

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Martin W
30 October 2016|
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for non Malaysians RM15