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“Must go with the cheap tour from Sea Bay View Backpackers!!”

Kg Pukat Fisherman Village
Ranked #13 of 31 things to do in Sandakan
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Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

We are staying at Sea Bay View backpackers and Nabistol the manager runs trips to the fishermans village coinciding with a great wildlife river cruise. We spent 3 hours out there, crushing through the village, got off and walked along the walkway. Then spent 2.5 hours checking out local wildlife like Proboscis monkeys, lizards, birds and as sun sets the amazing fireflies!
Find her hostel and go an visit this wonderful caring lady who even feeds you a great meal after! The hostel is next to 4 points hotel and the market.
Cheapest tour is sandakan

3  Thank RichGill31
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Fishermen village is an unique place, showing a different life style. People live in difficult conditions, but even like this, everything is full of coloure.

1  Thank andreeamazilu
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

We visited pier 24. Nothing much to see really. Houses built on stilts with all the modern conveniences.
If you have other things to see more pressing when in Sanadakan, don't waste your time at the village You are not missing anything

2  Thank CarterFamily5
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

There a bunch of houses on stilts on the waterfront. There is no history or hustle bustle. The village that we visited had running water and electricity but apparently there are many illegal villages as well.

Thank szaidi
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

I had the chance to spend a couple of hours in Sim Sim in September 2013 with my girlfriend. Our Bradt guide gave a nice description of it and we decided to go there in late afternoon to take some good pictures and having dinner at pier 8. We didn't expect much but this water village was surprisingly nice, the highlight of Sandakan for me, together with the market. For us it was even difficult to imagine something like this. There are several piers with many houses raised on wooden sticks. Just take some time to walk until the end of some piers, if you like to take pictures it is a very nice place to do it. The people there are extremely nice, some kids asked us to take a picture of them and almost everyone welcomed us saying hi.
I think the village is very safe. a couple of tips: go by taxi from Sandakan because it is not a nice walk till there and if you have the chance have a dinner at the seafood restaurant on pier 8, the one on right because there are 2 with a very similar name.

5  Thank Federico M
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