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“"Fresh Seafood Floating Village"”

Kg Pukat Fisherman Village
Ranked #14 of 21 things to do in Sandakan
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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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"on stilts"
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"rubbish floating"
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"interesting insight"
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"worth a visit"
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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 took a walk along the wooden boardwalk, we noticed that residents here basically dump their waste into the sea bed.

At the jetty , many boats are parked, thus many visitors find the seafood cheap & fresh. It is a settlement where fishermen settled and make a living. Houses display dry goods, raw crackers & salted fishes for sale to visitors. There is fruit stall too , an area where trays of raw crackers & rows of salted fishes drying under the hot sun.

A food outlet is seen at the corner of this water village but we did not get the chance to taste but surely will come back to it next visit !!

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 show them their photo if you take pictures of them (and, it goes without saying, ask first). I was able to capture some beautiful photographs of a family and children. One might be overwhelmed by the garbage in the water (especially at low tide), but remember this is their home, and the infrastructure that you might enjoy at home, is not present there. Worth a visit.

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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