Agnes Keith House
Sandakan's most famous expat author
What we say:
Back when Sandakan was still the capital of British North Borneo, American Agnes Keith lived in a house on a hill overlooking the city and wrote her famous novel about life in Borneo titled Land Below the Wind.
Though the original house was destroyed during WWII, a replica has been constructed and turned into a museum filled with relics from the author's life. Literary fans will love matching passages from her novels to rooms in the mansion, but others might find the museum a bore.
The souvenir shop sells paperback copies of Keith's books for a whopping 69 ringgit. To get here it's a 15-minute uphill walk from the city centre or taxis charge 10 ringgit. Since you're up here anyway, pair it with lunch at the charming English Tea House.
More detailsHilltop, Sandakan
Opening Hours: Daily 09:00-17:00
Last updated: 17th February, 2013
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