Sandakan, located on the north-eastern coast of Borneo, is the second largest city in Sabah. It was the former capital of British North Borneo before the Japanese occupation during World War II. Sandakan earns its nickname as “The Nature City”, mostly due to the well-known getaway ecotourism destinations located around the state, such as Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, the Rainforest Discovery Centre, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Turtle Island Park, Kinabatangan River, and Gomantong Cave. This place is also used to be called “Little Hong Kong”. I have been told as in early to mid of 20th century, there were countless of Hong Kong people came to this town for business. Some even came here to start a new life and contributed to the development of this township. Until today, most of the old buildings in Sandakan town are similar to the buildings built in early years of Hong Kong. Well, probably both cities had same town developer since both cities were under British colonisation before.
Being posted to this town for almost 4 months by my company, I managed to spend a little time during my weekend visiting the town and the local tourist spots with my F100. Here are some images of what I saw from the past few months in Sandakan.
Nikon F100, Sigma AF 28-70mm f/2.8, Tokina AF 19-35mm
Kodak Portra 160, Fujifilm Pro400H
Developed and scanned by ColorDotCom
Kodak T-Max 400
Developed and scanned by BWFilmProcessing