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Sandakan: History, Culture, Wildlife and Resorts of the Sandakan Peninsula

Travel Guide

Series: Sabah Colour Guide

By: Wendy Hutton (Author)

83 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour maps

Natural History Publications Borneo

Paperback | Dec 2004 | #210422 | ISBN: 9838120847
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £21.50 $27/€26 approx

About this book

This 83-page book, with dozens of full-colour photographs as well as interesting archival photographs, looks at the history, culture and rich wildlife in the Sandakan region, in the northeast coast of the state.

The second in the Sabah Colour Guide series, the Sandakan guide reveals interesting information on the fascinating history of the town, which was capital of British North Borneo until 1946. It also looks at the culture of its different peoples, and the many attractions in and around Sandakan, including Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary and the resort island of Langkayan, near the Turtle Islands.

Useful maps of the Sandakan district, as well as detailed street maps of the town, make it easy to discover this interesting region. There is a wealth of practical information on various places of interest, recommendations on accommodation, a restaurant guide and a listing of tour operators specialising in the area.


Contents

    Foreword vii
    Preface viii
    Message ix
    Introduction 1
    Precious Pearls and Gun Runners 5
    Exploring Sandakan Town 23
    Exploring the Region (Sepilok, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary and Lankayan Island 53
    Practical Information 73

 


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