4.18.2008

i remember...sandakan old market




the old market in sandakan is all gone. when you thought about it, its actually quite sad because it has been there since after the world war II. i guess malaysian have the tendency to tear down any thing that is old and replace it with something that is as ugly as whatever the name of the new building that they built in that area. that particular area where the old godown once stood all the way to the old market should have been gazetted as historical area because of its significant role in the development of the city of sandakan in the early years. agnes keith in all her books had mentioned few times how she used to look down from her house to that area and watched the steam ships docked right along the jetty which i presumed that particular area, and unload their cargo. one can only imagine the hustle and bustle of that area that served as the town center of sandakan at that time. note the last two pictures are the same of the building taken decades apart. the recent picture shows the new building on the left of the photo which, by the way, was built on a reclaimed area.

3 comments:

urang ranau said...

thanks for the photo, my mom originally fr Sdkn and I was born there also..but hd nw made Spore my home..

Anonymous said...

Sandakan Jati Boy..
A great photo for a great town. Really sad the building is gone. I remember when still teenager used to take b'fast & lunch with friends on the second floor.

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