Sandakan Town Tour – St. Michael’s and All Angels Church, Fishing Village

So after our trip to the picturesque Puu Jih Shih Temple in Sandakan we checked out the rest of the town.

We visited a church which is part of the heritage trail called St. Michael’s and All Angels Church. A quaint little church finished in the early 1900s, it reminds of those little village churches back in UK.

St. Michael's and All Angels Church

Beautiful architecture and gardens.

St. Michael's and All Angels Church

The interior.

St. Michael's and All Angels Church - Interior

After that it was off to the fishing village, we had gorgeous blistering weather. Apparently the original site of Sandakan Town.

Kampung Buli Sim Sim

These are proper stilt houses!

Kampung Buli Sim Sim

The view from the last house, very nice!

Kampung Buli Sim Sim

Our great guide, Adam.

Guide - Adam

Then we headed to the market where the locals bought and sold fish, we saw some weird and wonderful things there I can tell you. There were all kinds of dried and fresh fish.

Dried Fish

The vendors were very friendly.

Sandakan Market Vendors

Anyone have any idea what these are? Very colourful, I think I ate some – bit chewy.

Weird Shell Fish

Saw these cheeky looking kids sitting outside.

Cheeky Kids

After that back to the hotel for a shower and a rest. Next morning we flying over to KK to continue our adventure.

You can find all the posts from this trip here:

Sabah 2008 Trip – Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu

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10 Responses to Sandakan Town Tour – St. Michael’s and All Angels Church, Fishing Village

  1. kaswira September 21, 2009 at 5:57 pm #

    i suppose not wishing the muslims selamat hari raya is a step better thn listing chinese new year under general nonsense

  2. chuan September 21, 2009 at 6:35 pm #

    Oh gosh! the church is really gorgeous!

  3. KY September 21, 2009 at 7:36 pm #

    still houses, sewerage system free 😀

  4. Brad F. September 21, 2009 at 8:23 pm #

    Love the photos of that church! I can’t believe how well maintained it is!

    I wonder what it smells like in those stilt houses? Salty? Or like waste? It would be an interesting experience living there.

  5. hanuman September 22, 2009 at 1:06 pm #

    ST, I think you ate one of the valuable Giant Zebra Sea Snail. See link http://www.bbc.co.uk/birmingham/content/articles/2008/09/08/giant_sea_snail_feature.shtml

  6. ShaolinTiger September 24, 2009 at 3:21 pm #

    kaswira: I guess so?

    chuan: Definitely worth a visit.

    KY: Haha well the sewage is somewhere..

    Brad F.: Thanks, yah it’s beautiful. Doesn’t smell too bad, bit salty and fishy.

    hanuman: Hmm could well be that!

  7. kaswira September 25, 2009 at 6:50 pm #

    don,t mean to be hogging the comment section dude but seeing tht there is a question,i,d say.tis time to be merry

  8. Myhorng September 26, 2009 at 7:33 pm #

    i would like to have that chewy colorful stuff.

  9. ShaolinTiger October 7, 2009 at 4:18 pm #

    kaswira: Er ok!

    Myhorng: Haha you’d probably love it. Go KK la.