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Sandakan Full Marathon 2019

7th July 2019, a date to be remembered as the very first Marathon have been held at Padang Bandaran, Sandakan. On the day of the event, Sandakan Kicap Running Club as the main organizer successfully on their 1st attempt. About 2000 runners across the country and foreign countries participated. Sandakan Kicap Running Club also invited some influential persons to witness the event, among them, were Kenya’s High Commissioner and Mr David Shem, a Singaporean top fitness coach and a writer to a published book (Just One More Step).

Approximately 400 participated in the full marathon (42 kilometres), while the rest participated in some other categories. The categories were Half Marathon (21 kilometres), 10 kilometres run, and Fun run (5 kilometres). The starting time of the run was varied depending on the categories, it began as early as 1.30am.

 

Most of the participants that were coming from overseas stayed at Hotel Sandakan, because of its location that only a walking distance to the starting point (Padang Bandaran, Sandakan). For the convenience of the guests, Palm Cafe coffee house was open the whole night and serve late-night snacks while waiting for their run categories to begin.

 

Despite the ditches and lacking manpower, the organizer handled the event as well as possible to meet their participants’ expectations. According to the Club President Mr John, the Marathon changes the face of Sandakan domestically and internationally and will make the marathon as an annual event for the years to come.

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Catering Specialist

In conjunction with the Forestry’s “Majlis Anugerah Cemerlang 2019” dinner, that was held on 26th July 2019 at Hakka Hall, Sandakan. Around 800 presents during the event, consisting of staffs from all over Sabah.

About 1 month before the event, the Sabah Forestry Department has published an open catering tender notification in the local newspapers. Many restaurants, hotels, and caterers participated. Among the many who applied for the tender Hotel Sandakan have been chosen as the caterer for the event.

Hotel Sandakan is well known for its hotel-class catering service. Halal Chinese Set dishes were served during the night, where Halal food cooked and served in Chinese style.

While the attendees were enjoying their dinner, there were many explicit performances performed by the Forestry’s staffs themselves.

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Sandakan Free Walking Tour

Sandakan Free Walking Tour is led by a group of like-minded individuals
and/or local volunteers who supports sustainable tourism, local Sandakan
businesses, local culture and traditions.
This tour is created and supported by Borneo Sandakan Tours with the
purpose of supporting our authentic nature city, Sandakan, the one that we
sincerely love. The Sandakan Free Walking Tour is entirely planned and
prepared by professional licenced nature guides from Borneo Sandakan
Tours.

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The Sandakan Free Walking Tour is fun and educational, the perfect
introduction to Sandakan and its history since the 1700s.
All our guides live locally and are able to share with you things about
Sandakan that you cannot find in travel books. They know plenty about the
Sandakan history, culture, local traditions and can help you with any general
or practical questions you have regarding your stay in our city.
We have decided to run the Sandakan Free Walking Tour because we
believe it’s a great contribution to Sandakan and its visitors to offer
everybody a chance get to know our lovely town.

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For more info please visit: http://www.borneosandakan.com/free-walking-tour

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Sandakan Full Marathon 2019

7th July 2019, a date to be remembered as the very first Marathon have been held at Padang
Bandaran, Sandakan. On the day of the event, Sandakan Kicap Running Club as the main organizer
successfully on their 1st attempt. About 2000 runners across the country and foreign countries
participated. Sandakan Kicap Running Club also invited some influential persons to witness the
event, among them, were Kenya’s High Commissioner and Mr David Shem, a Singaporean top fitness
coach and a writer to a published book (Just One More Step).
Approximately 400 participated in the full marathon (42 kilometres), while the rest participated in
some other categories. The categories were Half Marathon (21 kilometres), 10 kilometres run, and
Fun run (5 kilometres). The starting time of the run was varied depending on the categories, it began
as early as 1.30am.

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Most of the participants that were coming from overseas stayed at Hotel Sandakan, because of its
location that only a walking distance to the starting point (Padang Bandaran, Sandakan). For the
convenience of the guests, Palm Cafe coffee house was open the whole night and serve late-night
snacks while waiting for their run categories to begin.

Despite the ditches and lacking manpower, the organizer handled the event as well as possible to
meet their participants’ expectations. According to the Club President Mr John, the Marathon
changes the face of Sandakan domestically and internationally and will make the marathon as an
annual event for the years to come.

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