Sneak peek to Sandakan. This is not a boring town in Sabah. A gem of its own with plenty to do, see eat and even shop! A quick 3 hours direct flight from Kuala Lumpur and an adventure awaits you.
For all the activities possible in Sandakan, its highly recommended that one stays at Four Points by Sheraton. This is the only International hotel in Sandakan and is located smack in the middle of town for easy convenience. Perfect hotel for business and even leisure.
And a glance of my short stay in Sandakan:
Four Points by Sheraton @ Sandakan Harbour Square
• Tel: +60-89-244-888
• Tel: +60-89-244-888
Four Points by Sheraton
A comfy bed to rest in after a day full of activities is always good. Yeah...travelled again with Yochana my orange dragon:D
View from my room window
View in the morning...
Coffee lovers must try this award winning Coconut Curry Latte from Wrapped.
My view during my coffee session at Wrapped @ Four Points by Sheraton.
Local traditional snack kuih cincin is a yummy must try. Slightly sweet and is a nice accompaniment with a cup of tea. THANX Sheraton Four Points for whipping this out for us.
Learning is always fun and this trip I learnt to make kuih ketapang:D
A perfect kuih ketapang...obviously not made by me but by the brilliant chefs at Four Points at Sheraton
The chefs at Four Points by Sheraton at their all day dining restaurant The Eatery served this refreshing and nutritious fresh seafood salad. A local delicacy and this dish is collagen rich...yes good for our skin!
Wild cucumber soup is an appetizing native Murut dish ay The Eatery.
Happy hours with live music at the Best Brew @ Four Points by Sheraton to end of day is quite a brilliant idea.
The Central Market is a walking distance from Four Points by Sheraton. A must stop over. Wake up and be there at 5am if you want to catch the whole action of fisherman and farmers coming in with their trade.
Getting up close and personal with a puffer fish.
Original Homemade Kueh Teow with Deep-fried Pork is a must try at the 3rd floor of the Central Market.
Sandakan is a must visit for nature and animal lovers. The trip was short but enough for us to say hello to orang utans and sun bears.
Mummy orang utan and her baby at the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre
Sunbears at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple that has a beautiful view of Sandakan town.
Author Agnes Keith's house.
Tea and scones at the English Tea House while soaking in the view of Sandakan town.
19th century St Michael's and All Angels Church
St Michael's and All Angels Church's gorgeous stained glass features.
Springy noodles at Sim Sim Water Village
Old fashion borax free loh shee fun (mouse tail) noodles at Kedai Makan Kong Teck
Noodles made of fish at Kedai Makan Kong Teck
Afternoon tea in Sandakan can be a food coma session. I love these dumplings at Kim Fung market!
Sandakan is a seafood galore. Huge oysters at Sim Sim Water Village Restaurant.
Seafood is fresh so nothing is better than a simple and plain preparation like this steamed version at Ocean King Seafood Restaurant
Salt and Pepper Slipper Lobster is highly recommended at Ocean King Seafood Restaurant
Nothing beats a serving of steamed crabs with only a little wine and ginger. No need to camouflage them in an array of heavy tasting ingredients.
While fresh seafood is in abundance, dried ones are also good. This very memorable salted fish 'mui heong' at Sim Sim Water Village Restaurantw as so good that we had to bring some back to Kuala Lumpur.
Salted fish factory at Sim Sim Water Village. This is a netted facility which means zero flies!
Some call it UFO while others call it cow dung. Whatever the name, these delightful creamy egg custard snack from Bun Huck Bakery is a must have with a cup of tea.
These thin crusted egg tarts from Ngee Lee Bakery is certainly on the top of my list for the top 10 egg tarts in Malaysia. If in Sandakan, make sure you taste them!
3 shorts days in Sandakan...lots to do. This is the sneak peek only. Keep your eyes glued here for an episode of Sandakan for the next few Saturdays starting 5th October 2013. THANX Four Points by Sheraton for making this trip possible!
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