Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sandakan : Sandakan Historical Trail - St Michael's & All Angels Church 【山打根游】 历史行踪 - 教堂 之 1888年

Sandakan, Sabah. 沙巴, 山打根。

St. Michael's and All Angels Church was listed as one of the historical trail to be visited when visitors came to Northen Borneo - Sandakan (Sandakan Historical Trail). It is one of the oldest building in Sandakan and non the less, it was the first concrete building back in those days.

" Designed by New Zealander Mr. B.W. Mountfort, the building was first constructed with belian (ironwood) timber, followed by brick and finally stone, which is said to have from the nearby Buli Sim Sim, while the white stones that adorn the windows and doors are from Hong Kong.

The Church avoided major damage during World War II in the 1940s and remains one of the very few stone buildings in the whole of Sabah. The beautiful stained glass windows in the church were donated by Australians to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II. " - Sabah Tourism

- St Michael's & All Angels Church -

The main entrance.

Thought that the church would be located some where crowded and easily accessible by public. Yes, it is accessible by public, however public transport might be slightly hard to get nor going there.

- Peeking the interior -

We were unlucky that the church was closed and we only could peek from the window. I always admire the interior of old churches, it was amazingly beautiful with the colourful art on the windows.

- Stones -

It was stated with years to open the stones.

-The Bell -

- Monument -

In remembrance.

- The side door -

- The main entrance -

An interesting fact that we had during our visiting to the church. A grumpy old man at the church was scolding visitors and we were one of them too. We didn't know that it was wrong to park as the way we were that fine day. 

As for us, how could we know that we suppose not to park to wrong side and as it was also the first time we were there. *shake head* He does grumpy.

Location :
main town.
Easily reacheable by using WAZE. We used a lot of WAZE when we were traveling, we won't get lost!

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