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Kg Pukat Fisherman Village

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Interesting to see if you have time

A stones throw from centre of town, this was a colourful end to our day seeing the many stilted... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2014
Melbourne, Australia
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Sim-Sim - village over the sea

We walked for approx 2 hrs thru Sim-Sim's stealth-house village built above the sea. Located just... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2014
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Jalan Leila | Jalan Cecily and Jalan Bokara, Sandakan, Malaysia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 October 2012

If you want to sample the local diet - this is the place to go and taste the culinary of noodles, tofu, seafood. Get a local guide who speaks Cantonese to take you there and guide you through the verbal menus. It is an encounter...More

5  Thank jambalaya
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 September 2012

There isn't much attraction for us local guy. It was special to tourists because of the fresh seafood only. Then again it can be a price slaugtering spot for tourist. However it is still cheaper compare to those being offered at their hometown.

5  Thank SKLF
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

We only went here for an evening meal and was somewhat disappointed by the lack of fish to choose from and the prices. The restaurant was crowded with local people but we had much better fish meals in Sandakan it self.

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Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

A stones throw from centre of town, this was a colourful end to our day seeing the many stilted houses in a kaleidoscope of colours. Great for photos whilst being respectful to the home owners who were happy to show off their homes. 5 minutes...More

4  Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 30 April 2014

We walked for approx 2 hrs thru Sim-Sim's stealth-house village built above the sea. Located just outside Sandakan city. Ample car parking along road available. Strolling along the pathways allows to get glimpses of inside of houses showing how people live together . People living...More

2  Thank NLxpat
Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

We are staying at Sea Bay View backpackers and Nabistol the manager runs trips to the fishermans village coinciding with a great wildlife river cruise. We spent 3 hours out there, crushing through the village, got off and walked along the walkway. Then spent 2.5...More

3  Thank RichGill31
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Fishermen village is an unique place, showing a different life style. People live in difficult conditions, but even like this, everything is full of coloure.

1  Thank andreeamazilu
Reviewed 11 March 2014

We visited pier 24. Nothing much to see really. Houses built on stilts with all the modern conveniences. If you have other things to see more pressing when in Sanadakan, don't waste your time at the village You are not missing anything

2  Thank CarterFamily5
Reviewed 6 January 2014

There a bunch of houses on stilts on the waterfront. There is no history or hustle bustle. The village that we visited had running water and electricity but apparently there are many illegal villages as well.

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Reviewed 5 October 2013

I had the chance to spend a couple of hours in Sim Sim in September 2013 with my girlfriend. Our Bradt guide gave a nice description of it and we decided to go there in late afternoon to take some good pictures and having dinner...More

5  Thank Federico M
Reviewed 23 August 2013

once you reach there you will feel the fishermen village feeling. You will see their lifestyle for whole day. There have above 1,000 chinese residents stay at this village. Furthermore, is Malay village who also as fishermen.

3  Thank kelly22538
Reviewed 11 January 2013

cheeeeeaaap sea-foooooood. had lovely sunset. very authentic feel. oh but a lot of rubbish while waking on the planks!

2  Thank lekuah
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