[sahn-dah-kahn, san-dah-kuh n]
- a city in NE Sabah, in E Malaysia.
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Examples from the Web for sandakan
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.
Agencies of Singapore Banks have since been established at Sandakan.
I should add that Sandakan is a creation of the Company's and not a native town taken over by them.
The exception above referred to is that of a small cave on a sand-stone island at the entrance of Sandakan harbour.
- a port in Malaysia, on the NE coast of Sabah: capital (until 1947) of North Borneo. Pop: 347 334 (2000)
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