The exception above referred to is that of a small cave on a sand-stone island at the entrance of Sandakan harbour.
At Sandakan, lots of this size have at auction realized a premium of $350.
Agencies of Singapore Banks have since been established at Sandakan.
He is expected to arrive to-morrow from Sandakan, but I fear we shall just miss him.
The sale of the opium privilege in Sandakan alone nets the government, so I was informed, something over $500,000 annually.
I should add that Sandakan is a creation of the Company's and not a native town taken over by them.
The harbor of Sandakan is one of the finest in the world; a correct chart of the same is published.
The shade temperature at Sandakan ordinarily ranges from 72 to 94 F.
Sandakan is a rather pretty little town of two or three thousand inhabitants, including about fifty white people.
Viewed from the harbor, Sandakan is one of the most enchanting places that I have ever seen.