AskMen story: ‘5 Things to do in Sandakan’ – August 2014

A travel story for AskMen looking at Sandakan, an often overlooked destination for visitors to Malaysia. Excerpt below. Full story via the link at the bottom of the page.

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War stories might take people to Sandakan, its Memorial Park becoming an alternative to Gallipoli for those wanting an ANZAC experience, but the town is increasingly a magnet for other types of visitors. In particular, Sabah’s former capital and second-largest city is becoming an epicentre for Sabah’s focus on conservation and eco-tourism. There’s a reason it’s often nicknamed The Nature City.

Sandakan’s other nickname is Little Hong Kong. And pay a visit to its ramshackle old-mixed-with-new city centre and you’ll know why, the long rectangular blocks overflowing with street sellers and divey-yet-delicious restaurants. But the comparison extends to the city’s surrounds as well. Sandakan’s steep hills, luscious vegetation and wide azure-blue bay make for a gob-smacking sight.

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