By V. Sivaji
If you are planning a trip to Sandakan, Sabah–the state’s
The hotel is only 20 minutes away from
“One will be blown away by the history, scenery, culture and nature here. Seeing is believing,” he said.
Each of the hotel’s 299 stylish contemporary guestrooms is filled with thoughtful touches that contribute to an unencumbered, comfortable stay.
Each guestroom features the Four Points by Sheraton Four Comfort Bed: a plush mattress, down pillows, cosy duvet, and crisp 250-thread-count sheets and LCD television.
For serious work and play, the hotel offers complimentary wireless high-speed internet throughout the hotel. Set to be the ultimate hotel of choice for business travellers and families, Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan is the only hotel in the city to offer The Presidential Suite – a well-appointed one-bedroom unit featuring a lounge area, dining facilities, separate kitchenette, and study.
Other options include the simple comforts of the Deluxe Room and Deluxe Sea View Room; the more spacious Executive Club Room and Executive Deluxe Club Room; and The Executive Suite.
Hotel guests also enjoy the use of a fully equipped gym (24hrs access) and outdoor pool on the 13th floor, with expansive views of the bustling harbour and city.
The hotel also showcase is proud to introduce the renowned brand’s signature restaurants and Best Brew program – both of which are set to elevate dining scenes of Sandakan. Indulge in a variety of three world-class dining venues.
The Eatery – the brand’s signature restaurant – serves a wide array of tantalizing local and international dishes throughout the day.
The Best Brew pub – Four Points by Sheraton’s renowned Best Brews program that offers a varied selection of hand-crafted beers from around the world, including local favourites in a lively and fun atmosphere.
The Wrapped Deli and Lobby Lounge offer beverages, light meals, and sweet treats. Personalized cakes are also available upon request and have become a popular trend in Sandakan.
Out of the hotel, Sandakan is fondly known as Little Hong Kong due to a large number of Cantonese immigrants who came to Sabah from the Guangdong Province in China via Hong Kong.
Tasty seafood to your heart’s delight in Sandakan
Over the years, the migrants made Sandakan their home and evolved Sandakan cuisine.
Also known for affordable and tasty seafood due to its abundant fresh supply from the Sandakan Bay, take a visit to Kampung Buli Sim Sim, a fishing village by the city to find out!
Just next to the hotel is the Sandakan Central Market, where it houses the spacious multi-storey dry market where fruits, vegetables, dried seafood products are sold and a busy fish market behind.
Come early and view the fishing boats docking by the seafront.
The upper section of the market is also a food court which caters to both Muslim and non-Muslim patrons.
For desserts, Sandakan is also known for the UFO tarts, little snack with meringue-like top with a custard centre on a sponge cake base.
For the food lovers’ wanting to explore Sandakan’s culinary offerings, guests can approach our Concierge desk for more information
Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan houses the largest state-of-the-art function space in the city. The ballroom and meeting room, totalling close to 1,600 square meters in space, can host any event, from business meetings and conferences to social banquets and wedding receptions.
Catering and wedding specialists are on hand to ensure that special occasions go off without a hitch.
Adjacent to the hotel is the Harbour Mall Sandakan shopping centre houses the largest convention centre with a capacity to seat 1,000 persons in a banquet setting – and is accessible through the hotel – offering delegates the utmost comfort.
As the second-largest city in Sabah, Sandakan is fast gaining popularity as a tourist destination in South East Asia.
Unique attractions include the Sandakan Heritage Trail, which is a comprehensive walk throughout the beautiful town, dotted with various heritage attractions.
The walk starts at the historic Masjid Jamek, and leads to the Pryer Memorial, a statue to honour the founder of Sandakan, William B. Pryer.
If you are up for it, we recommend you to climb up a hundred steps and be rewarded at the top with a spectacular view of the entire town of Sandakan.
Another highlight of this tour is the Agnes Keith’s House which is a fascinating museum to visit for anyone who is familiar with Agnes Newton Keith’s three-part autobiography.
In addition, this adventure also takes you back to 100 years ago with places such as St. Michael’s and All Angels Church, Puu Jih Shih Temple, Goddess of Mercy Temple and what remains of an old staircase which is thought to be from the Consulate building of the pre-war Chinese Government.
The Sandakan Heritage Trail offers a great opportunity for you to get lost in the history and beauty that is Sandakan.
If you are a nature lover, embark on an adventure of discovery with nature and wildlife in Sandakan.
Visit the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, Rainforest Discovery Centre, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Kinabatangan River, Gomantong Caves and Turtle Islands Park.
These venues are located within 30 minutes to 2 hours from the hotel, and you may plan for half-day or full day tours with the hotel’s friendly concierge.