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SANDAKAN (formerly Elopura) | Sabah | Town & Division

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since in this forum, there are thread about Tawau and Kota Kinabalu, a Sandakanite, i would post this...

Sandakan is the second-largest town in the state of Sabah, East Malaysia, on the north-eastern of island of Borneo. It is located on the east coast of the island and had a population of 347,334 as of the 2000 census. It is the administrative centre of Sandakan Division and was the former capital of British North Borneo. Sandakan is known as the gateway for ecotourism destinations in Sabah, such as the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, Turtle Islands Park, Kinabatangan River and Gomantong Caves. It is also infamous for being the site from where the Sandakan Death Marches commenced in 1945.

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New Sandakan Central Market

The oldest granite church in Malaysia, Parish of St. Michael's and All Angels

Puu Jih Shih Temple

Sandakan Mosque

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Welcome, nissan, do post more pics & news of Sandakan & its surrounding areas. We don't get much news of Sandakan, u can fill us in. :wave:
Sandakan Library

Sandakan Court

Beach & Bay

Sandakan Sports Complex

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Sandakan Town Centre with the Sandakan Harbour Square CGI


-Pedestrian Mall

- Esplanade with Al-Fresco dining ambience

- 187,000 square feet Central Market

- 204,000 square feet, 4 storey shopping complex

- Proposed 800 room 5 star hotel with convention centre
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Future developments

1)Dataran Sandakan

An active dataran (square) located in Sandakan, Taman Utama. A central, metal sculpture featuring Malaysia's identity (our national flag) is placed at the center of the square. The centre (focal point) is elevated slightly from the road level to give prominence to the centerpiece sculpture. The square is divided into 4 separate quadrants to allow different activities to happen simultaneously. A separate area facing the sculpture is also designed as part of the dataran to allow for flag raising ceremonies.

May have rugby field, football field, basketball court and badminton/tenis court

2)Giant Hypermarket

120,000 square feet, the first Giant Hypermarket in East Malaysia, scheduled to be open in Q3 2006

3) Garden Villa

4) Bandar Utama

The client for this commercial Center envisaged a major up market entertainment centre in Sandakan.

In the design, we planned for a generous outdoor eating area to be covered with a tensile fabric roof. The dual frontage 3 storey shop office is envisaged to draw many food specialities and fast food outlets to cater for the growing middle class population in sandakan.

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Shareholders' Agreement with CTI Biofuels Malaysia, LLC to Set Up a Biodiesel Plant for Production and Sale of Biodiesel in Sandakan, Sabah

Further to the announcements dated 3 January 2006 and 6 December 2005, the Company has today entered into a Shareholders' Agreement with CTI Biofuels Malaysia, LLC ("CTIBM") of United States of America ("USA") to build, own and operate a biodiesel plant in Sandakan, Sabah for the manufacture and sale of biodiesel on a 60:40 joint venture basis.

IJM Biofuel Sdn Bhd, the joint venture company to undertake the operation of the biodiesel plant, will have an issued and paid-up capital of RM2,500,000 comprising 2,500,000 ordinary shares of RM1 each. The plant will be installed on a modular basis to achieve production capacity of up to 90,000 tonnes per annum of biodiesel, with an estimated project cost of RM74 million. The first of the three modules, for production of 30,000 tonnes per annum, is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2007.

CTIBM is a 95% subsidiary of CTI Biofuels, LLC, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capital Technologies Incorporated of USA.
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RM 315 million Integrated Barter Terminal 2005/4/6/business/10596066&sec=business - 23k -
Sandakan night view

Sandakan diving site map

Water village

Sandakan map

Lankayan Island

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well.........there are several problems here.....

1)frequent blackout
2) illegals (sabah's infamous problem)

oh well........they better sort this out before 2008 since our PBT has targeted 2008 as the year for Sandakan to be upgraded into city
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Very orderly and presumably well-planned city. Many of the buildings need a fresh coat of paint or upgrades though. It has potential to be a very good-looking city.

This is the Sandakan logo, not the municipal council logo

It was introduced back in 2004 to celebrate the declaration of Sandakan as 'The Nature City'

This is the Sandakan Municipal Council logo
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Looks like a small quiet peaceful town to me
Nissan Fuga,

Your pix have made me miss Sandakan.

It's such a nice medium size coastal town.
Where everybody seems to know everyone.
Cheap 'Ikan Bakar' at Buli Sim-Sim market..who could not miss that.

I'll post my own collections of Sandakan pix too soon!

* Did you know that Sandakan perhaps has got the most entertainment centres per square KM in M'sia? Check out Batu 4..
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