i have finally handed in my report! i think i deserve some blogging moment before cooping myself up with presentation slides. cross your fingers for my presentation this saturday ya x(“,)x
so, we visited this house one fine sunday noon circa may 2009.
Situated on a hill at Jalan Istana overlooking Sandakan Bay, it was the home of Conservator of Forests, Harry Keith and his American wife, Agnes Keith, a writer, from the 1930s until 1942. Agnes’ book on life in pre-war Sandakan popularised the old seafarer’s name for Sabah in its title, “Land Below the Wind” (referring to Sabah’s location just below the typhoon belt). Her second book, Three Came home, about their war experiences was made into a movie. Their two-storied wooden bungalow, built on a ridge overlooking the town, was destroyed during WW2 but reconstructed when the Keiths returned in 1946. (source: Sabah Tourism Board)
paid 2buck to gain admission
at da entrance i was greeted by
and a roaming guard to make sure noone takes pics…
after being well-behaved for awhile, da rebelliousness in me insisted that i MUST snap some pics and so i obeyed…
and where’s da guard u ask, i think he’s off to take lunchy…golden opportunity! 😀
this is the bedroom
da other corner of da bedroom
da study room
da study table
actually hor, it is only an ordinary house, then why izzit so popular and who da hell is Agnes Keith u ask,
my sabahan friend told me that Agnes Keith is still staying in it despite da fact that she had kicked the bucket more than 15 years ago. i somehow believe it u know.
cos im pretty sure that when i took this artillery, it was clear…and when i view it from lappie it went blur :S
da view from top
da dining table
don sked! that’s not what u think it is okie! it is a HE. and spot da cutie refrigerator!
da living hall
told u, it’s just an ordinary wooden house lo
after that, we adjourned to…
this. is what i was looking forward to.
up next 😉