Travel Tips

Exploring the Sandakan Heritage Trail

  • 2013-03-30

You can now enjoy Sandakan at your own pace. The Sandakan Heritage Trail is a comprehensive walk that covers the town’s important and interesting sites which have contributed to her rich historical past. A leaflet will map out the entire trail for you and it covers about eleven spots.

These include the 100-year old Masjid Jamek, the William B. Pryer Memorial, a granite structure erected to honour the founder of Sandakan, William B. Pryer, the Tourist Information Centre, the WWII memorial and much more. Climbing the Stairs with a Hundred Steps will lead you to a beautiful view of Sandakan town and bay. It also brings you to the Agnes Keith House.

From restored colonial buildings like the Agnes Keith’s House and the English Tea House, to places of worship - St. Michael’s and All Angels Church, Sam Sing Kung (Three Saints) Temple and Goddess of Mercy Temple, this one hour walk takes you back to over 100 years.