Sandakan is the second largest city in the State of Sabah (Malaysia), located on the northeast coast of the island of Borneo in the East. From Kuala Lumpur, took about 2 and a half hours to fly to Sandakan.
Sandakan remains long many Western tourists looking to not only by the beautiful natural environment, but also because the very old values are respected. In the history of the late 19th century, when British, Sandakan was modern construction, to beautiful as HongKong or Singapore.
Sandakan itself rather than selected Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the island of Borneo. Sandakan is today not too large, but also small so you have to explore foot fatigue. The city was arranged as the chess box, is a combination between the old buildings from the colonial era, with new works sporadically, modern.
Sandakan crowded not because of the lovely, loud but full of color on the streets, where the central market, docks, weekend markets, along the coast. You will accidentally caught countless unexpected interesting things to come.
Sandakan is also the second largest river in Malaysia-Kinabatangan, the city centre is about 2 hours drive away. It would be very regrettable if you ignore it, and will also more unfortunate if you have arrived here without exploring the rivers into the sunset aboard a wooden boat.