Sandakan is a city in eastern Sabah on the coast of the Sulu sea. It was founded in the 1870s as a trading outpost, grew during the timber boom to become the largest city in Sabah and became the capital of former British North Borneo. Completely destroyed in WW II it was rebuilt and is nowadays the second largest city in Sabah. Sandakan itself has no particular tourist attractions, but is a good base from which to explore the surrounding area and to access the nearby tourist attractions: the Sepilok Orang Utan rehabilitation centre, Labuk bay, the Turtle islands park and the Kinabatangan river wildlife conservation area.

01 Street with cars 02 Pavement with shops 03 Taxi station 04 Sabah textile shop 05 Textiles shop 06 Main street with shops and hotels
07 Building with shops 08 Waterfront block with backpacker hotel 09 Harbour with boats 10 New Sandakan waterfront 11 New Sandakan waterfront
12 Waterfront and cafe 13 Pasar Umum Sandakan central market 14 Fish market 15 Fresh fish for sale 16 Fresh fish for sale
17 Fresh fish for sale 18 Fish market in 2001 19 Vegetable and fruit market hall 20 Papayas and bananas for sale 21 Fruit market stall
22 Eggplants 23 Water village
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