The historical city of Sandakan is home to many buildings and monuments, each witness to the changes of time and events over the years. One of the oldest buildings is St. Michael’s and All Angels Church.
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 sourced 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, known as the ‘Window of Rememberance and The Friendships Windows’ were donated by Prisoners of War (POW) relatives from Australia to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II and a way of appreciation to the local people who to help POW during the tough time.
Tourists and visitors visiting hours are as follows:-
Monday, Wednesday – Saturday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday, Tuesday & Public Holiday: Closed
Entrance Fee (Love Donation – Upkeep/Maintenance):
RM10.00 (Non-Malaysian Adult)
RM5 (Malaysian Adult)
Children (Free Admission)
Visitors may get their ticket from Elton Resource Centre.