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Sandakan

[sahn-dah-kahn, san-dah-kuh n]
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noun
  1. a city in NE Sabah, in E Malaysia.
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Examples from the Web for sandakan

Historical Examples

  • He is expected to arrive to-morrow from Sandakan, but I fear we shall just miss him.

    The Last Voyage

    Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey

  • At Sandakan, lots of this size have at auction realized a premium of $350.

    British Borneo

    W. H. Treacher

  • Agencies of Singapore Banks have since been established at Sandakan.

    British Borneo

    W. H. Treacher

  • I should add that Sandakan is a creation of the Company's and not a native town taken over by them.

    British Borneo

    W. H. Treacher

  • The exception above referred to is that of a small cave on a sand-stone island at the entrance of Sandakan harbour.

    British Borneo

    W. H. Treacher


British Dictionary definitions for sandakan

Sandakan

noun
  1. a port in Malaysia, on the NE coast of Sabah: capital (until 1947) of North Borneo. Pop: 347 334 (2000)
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