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Sandakan

[sahn-dah-kahn, san-dah-kuh n] /sɑnˈdɑ kɑn, sænˈdɑ kən/
noun
1.
a city in NE Sabah, in E Malaysia.
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  • 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
  • The shade temperature at Sandakan ordinarily ranges from 72 to 94 F.

  • The harbor of Sandakan is one of the finest in the world; a correct chart of the same is published.

  • Sandakan is a rather pretty little town of two or three thousand inhabitants, including about fifty white people.

    Wanderings in the Orient Albert M. Reese
  • Soon we could make out the precipitous sandstone cliffs of Balhalla, the island which screens the entrance to Sandakan harbor.

    Where the Strange Trails Go Down E. Alexander Powell
  • One evening a party of us were seated on the verandah of the Planters Club in Sandakan.

    Where the Strange Trails Go Down E. Alexander Powell
British Dictionary definitions for Sandakan

Sandakan

/sɑːnˈdɑːkɑːn/
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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