Where is Sandakan Located?
Sandakan is a town on the northeast coast of Borneo island and is located in the Malaysian state of Sabah. The city has about 427,200 inhabitants (2006). Around 1878, Sandakan was also known as Kampung German (Malay: German village), because the settlement belonged to the territory that the Austro-Hungarian consul had leased from the Sulatan of Sulu. Only later did the area pass into the possession of the British North Borneo Comapny, which made Sandakan its capital in 1883.
What Country is Sandakan in?
The wood industry became the most important economic pillar. At the height of the timber boom in the early 20th century, the town was a major centre of economic activity. At the beginning of the 20th century, Sandakan recorded the world’s highest density of millionaires. After Kota Kinabalu, the city is now home to Sabah’s second most important port. Sandakan is especially known as an ecotourist Destination these days, as from here you can e.g. reach the Reuas poaching station for orangutans in Sepilok, the turtle sanctuary on Selingan and Sukau on the Kinabatang River.