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Kg Pukat Fisherman Village

Jalan Leila | Jalan Cecily and Jalan Bokara, Sandakan, Malaysia
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Fascinating insight to the lives here

We visited as part of a city day dour. Our guide explained the lives of the residents of the... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
alisdair t
,
Workington, United Kingdom
Interesting

We stopped off here as part of our tour and enjoyed walking around the village. The rubbish... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
Datchet
,
Windsor, United Kingdom
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Jalan Leila | Jalan Cecily and Jalan Bokara, Sandakan, Malaysia
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

We visited as part of a city day dour. Our guide explained the lives of the residents of the village, and we were lucky to be invited into one of the houses. We could not beleive how wonderful it was inside. However there was an...More

1  Thank alisdair t
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

We stopped off here as part of our tour and enjoyed walking around the village. The rubbish floating in the water was off putting - strange for us as we come from a recycling and tidyish country. Houses of all sizes and standards, young children...More

Thank Datchet
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Fasinating visit to the village and was allowed to visit a family home. Lots of plastic and rubbish in sea around area, which was a shame. Only yellow building can be for royalty linked families or 'council' buildings. Bought local fried banana as 3pm is...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

a place where you can buy cheap and fresh seafood. Besides that you will enjoy the sea view and fisherman lifestyle. There's a lot of boat and ship as you go into the floating village. High recommendation to any travellers whom like kampung lifestyle.

1  Thank LatTinaMedia
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Infront this Village there is a signage Kg Pukat not far from the statue of Lobster Roundabout, thus the name Kg Pukat Fisherman Village ( 漁船街). Similar to any other fishing village in Sandakan, houses here are built on stilts along the coastline. As we...More

2  Thank WorldGlutton
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Because the homes are situated close together, and close to the path, it sometimes feels like you might be intruding into their space. But if you are respectful, they will be curious about you as you are about them, and welcome photographs. Be sure to...More

1  Thank Terry2011
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

It was interesting to see the houses and how people live but I did feel a bit as if we were intruding and trespassing on peoples private property

Thank Kacer99
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Nothing can prepare you for this explosion of people in a small area enjoying life without many of the things we take for granted. Go see for yourself.

Thank Eric S
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

There's not much to do in Sandakan, as we saw it, and so we decided to visit this place. We took a taxi (we could have walked from the center, it's not that far, but it was hot) and the driver dropped us off there...More

1  Thank Alex J
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

Amazing to see the number of dwellings sprouting from the sea. High density living. Some really tidy and immaculate some very sad.

Thank Sue M
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