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Agnes Newton Keith Home

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Address: Sandakan, Malaysia

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We found our way to the home via a formal tour. Had no knowledge of Agnes and her work but now can happily comment that we are pleased about her attempts to recount life before... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the (rebuilt) home of the American writer Agnes Keith. It's a small museum of their life. This is not a famous writer in Sweden (or at least I've never heard of her before going to Malaysia) but even so I liked this house/museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Of course, it's not the original, but lovely all the same. I'd be very happy living here! It's cool and spacious, and right next to the fabulous English Tea Garden.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

If you're into history and interested to know the stories of prominent people like Agnes Keith, then this place should be included into your itinerary when visiting Sandakan. RM15 per entry for international travellers and no camera is allowed inside the house.

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Urangan, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This home has been beautifully restored and contains so much interesting information. Allow time to read all the stories inside.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Because of the lack of things to do In sandakan we visited, easy walk there from the town centre. Have to pay 10MR to get in which is a bit annoying. Few things to read and see in the house. Probably take up 30 minutes of your time.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We found our way to the home via a formal tour. Had no knowledge of Agnes and her work but now can happily comment that we are pleased about her attempts to recount life before, after and during WW2 in Borneo. The home is surrounded by delightful gardens and the adjacent English Tea House where we had 2 excellent meals.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

To wander around this lady's house was a real pleasure. Reading about the history and seeing the lovely gardens, it was a good trip.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

A must place to visit when you are in Sandakan. Stroll along the lush green garden (although not so big) and get a trip down historical lane. Agnes Keith is one of a few notable English woman who became POW in a Japanese camp during the Japanese occupation in Sabah, and this house is a living museum that retell her... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Interesting history but if you only have a short time in Sandakan I would advise you to experience the wildlife

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A restored house of one of the colonial characters in Sandakan, a woman from Victoria, Canada, who was interred in a Japanese POW camp, lived to tell the tale, and resettled in the town and wrote a number of novels. Very authentic, not touristy, and a delight to visit and learn a little of the history of Sandakan

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