Sandakan, July 2010

I was away for a week holiday at Sandakan, Sabah (yes, I hear some of you asking me already, what can you possibly do in Sandakan for one whole week?)  Whatever you’re guessing, you’re probably right.  There was nothing uber happening or crazy stuff to rock my socks off, but that wasn’t what I was looking for either.

I spent 6 full days immersed in the life of the sleepy town, visiting nature, getting soaked in the rain and capturing the bits and pieces of a place I’ve never been to before.  All in the comforts of warm hospitality (thank you Uncle David and Aunty Grace!) and a good friend (thanks, aLexis).

For those who would never dream or imagine of going to Sandakan ever in your life, let me bring Sandakan to you through the stills.  Maybe these photos taken by my humble camera (and some editing) will change your mind.

As usual, I’ll let the photos do the talking.  They are in no chronological order, just the random bits the way I remember it.

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11 Replies to “Sandakan, July 2010”

  1. *like*
    i like the faces of the people.. the tourists and all the random locals 🙂 beautiful
    the pups made me squeal!
    orang utan!!
    lovely pictures! enjoyed viewing! 🙂
    *happy squeaks*!

  2. Nice photo documentary. I have yet to explore the eastern coast of Sabah, but this gives me a good reason to go.

    And owh, babi hutan! OM NOM NOM NOM NOM….

  3. Thanks for the kind comments, everyone. Fyi, I did add a warm hue to some of the photos, not everyone of them – that’s just cos that’s the way I feel and that’s how I see it. Sandakan’s a warm little town, bustling with life at every corner – if you’d just look a little bit more. =)

    Going back to campus today, to begin a new chapter. See ya around!

  4. *awww….. hugs.

    Vern, you really have the gift of appreciating beauty in a different angle.
    I LOVE everything about this post (o coz I admit I am biased la, my hometown ma~)

  5. Hi Vern, wwwaaa,I never realize Sandakan is so beautiful :)Thank you ya but… why you don’t put my prettier pictures o? ; ( hehhe…

  6. Haha, Aunty Grace, the photo of you up there not pretty enough ah? Very pretty already oo~~~ Ok, I will put your “prettier” photos on facebook soon — when the connection is better. 🙂 Thanks again for yours and uncle’s hospitality throughout the week!

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