[ sahn-dah-kahn, san-dah-kuhn ]
/ sɑnˈdɑ kɑn, sænˈdɑ kən /
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a city in NE Sabah, in E Malaysia.
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Words nearby Sandakan
Sanctus, Sanctus bell, sanctus turret, sand, Sandage, Sandakan, sandal, sandalfoot, sandalwood, Sandalwood Island, sandarac
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How to use Sandakan in a sentence
Soon we could make out the precipitous sandstone cliffs of Balhalla, the island which screens the entrance to Sandakan harbor.
One evening a party of us were seated on the verandah of the Planters Club in Sandakan.
The sale of the opium privilege in Sandakan alone nets the government, so I was informed, something over $500,000 annually.
Viewed from the harbor, Sandakan is one of the most enchanting places that I have ever seen.
There are bank agencies in Sandakan, and the company does banking business when required.
British Dictionary definitions for Sandakan
/ (sɑːnˈdɑːkɑːn) /
a port in Malaysia, on the NE coast of Sabah: capital (until 1947) of North Borneo. Pop: 347 334 (2000)
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