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Kg Pukat Fisherman Village

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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
Workington, United Kingdom
Interesting insight into how others live

Fasinating visit to the village and was allowed to visit a family home. Lots of plastic and rubbish... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looked pretty grim with the tide out and the rubbish everywhere but was good to see how locals live. The restaurants looked good, so cheap but didn’t have time to sample. Enjoy....

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank satanbug
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Ky Pukat Fisherman Village can be either of the above. On normal tide, the village can be a pleasant place to stroll around with many interesting features of local fisherman’s way of life. The walkways snake through the whole village can be a joy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CharnP_13
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Thoroughly enjoyable vist complising an education afternoon tea, with tapioca, pearls , followed by an interesting Firefly search by canoe and then back after a thunderstorm for a great local meal!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Wayne R
Reviewed 20 September 2018

I like to see how other communities live, this is one to see, you’re not going to need a long time, maybe only 10- 15 Min’s, or longer if you’d like to sit and have a drink or snack in the cafe, I’m told the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cans4kd
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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank alisdairt
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Datchet
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KarenWeaver
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank LatTinaSepet
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

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank WorldGlutton
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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Terry2011
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