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There are lots of places that can be visit at Sandakan, Sabah. One of interesting place is Puu Jih Shih Temple a Buddhist temple that located at the hilltop of Tanah Merah at Sandakan Bay in Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia. It can be categorized as one of the largest Chinese temple for the town and situated around 4 km from the town centre. The temple was built since 1987 and officiated by Joseph Pairin Kitingan, the Chief Minister of Sabah at that time. The infrastructure of the temple has a unique design as it was built with brave and prosperity color and symbol such as reds, golds and twining dragons. The temple also was decorated with lanterns that will illuminating the surrounding at night. Not only that, it has such a spectacular sea view overlooking Sandakan, once you are at the Puu Jih Shih temple. Because of that, in 2003 this temple has been chosen to be featured in the American television series of The Amazing Race 4.
The temple is about 4km from the centre. Therefore, you have to take a bus to Tanah Merah and ask for directions.
If you take a cab, it shouldn't cost more than RM10 one way, but extra charges will be apply for a round- trip plus waiting at the temple.
There are so many places that can be visited if you are at Sandakan, Sabah. Here are top rated places must be visit:
If you are interested to see yourself how turtles look like, you have to visit The Turtle Islands Park. There are two types of turtles that have been shows at the park which are Greens and Hawksbills species. It is one of special features and attraction of this park. This is because, throughout the year, the turtles will come ashore at night to lay their eggs. Besides that, the magnificent sea view also waits for you, if you come to Turtles Island park, with clear turquoise colored sea and coral reefs are ideal for water activities such as swimming, scuba diving, and snorkeling.
Escape Sandakan is a real-life room escape games are a type of physical adventure game in which people are locked in a room with other participants. There are three types of rooms that will test your courage such as Room 69, Pyramid: Curse of Anubis and Prison Break.
For those who are close to the nature, you can try out to visit Sandakan Rainforest Park. There are variety of flowers and also corps that was planted at Sandakan Rainforest Park.
If you interested with history and culture, then you should have some time to visit the Sandakan Heritage Museum. The museum shows the pre-war and post war history of Sandakan. Not only that, the ground floor of the museum has a gallery that showcases photographs of Osa Johnson and Martin Johnson. The gallery is named ‘Safari in Sandakan’ and the photos displayed there show legacy of North Borneo under British collonial rule.