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July 10th 2012
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the Balin Roof Garden - Nak Hotelthe Balin Roof Garden - Nak Hotelthe Balin Roof Garden - Nak Hotel

like the old days just after WW2
We flew from KL to Sandakan to have a better transport to our goal: the Orang-utan Rehabilitation Center in Sepilok.Sandakan is a hub town offering transport's link to Kota Kinabalu and to Semporna.

It hasn't changed a lot since the end of the World War II, and is historical place for Australian and British. The town itself is pretty basic and grey.

We just did a stop over as there isn't a lot to see in Sandakan (a historical walk with WWII monument and Agnes Keith's house for those interested), so we had a nice expresso at the Nak Hotel: establish in 1966, it provide a nice roof garden terrace.

We recommend the mall as you will find a shoe repair shop very effectiv. The man repaired Clive's sandals with new glue and new stitches! Old school job but it works! Better than trying to find a new pair in KL ! 😱

We stayed at Harbourside Backpackers which we recommend as it opened few weeks ago and is very clean. We shared bathroom and toilet.

Nous sommes partis de KL pour Sandakan afin d'avoir un meilleur transport pour se rendre a notre objectif: le centre de réadaptation pour orang-outan a Sepilok.Sandakan offre un lien pour se rendre a Kota Kinabalu (Ouest)et à Semporna (Est).

Sandakan n'a pas beaucoup changé depuis la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, et est le lieu historique pour les australiens et les britanniques. La ville elle-même est assez basique et grise.

Nous avons juste fait une escale car il n'y a pas grand chose à voir à Sandakan (une promenade historique sur la Seconde Guerre mondiale et la maison Agnès Keith pour ceux intéressés, oups pas nous!) nous avons donc siroté un expresso à l'Hôtel Nak: établit en 1966, en profitant de leur terrasse sur le toit et donnant une interessante perspective sur la ville.

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old school repair shoe shopold school repair shoe shop
old school repair shoe shop

the man has got skills
our room - Harbourside Backpackersour room - Harbourside Backpackers
our room - Harbourside Backpackers

opened only 3 weeks ago - we recommend staying there, staff is very nice and helpful.

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