V&C pharmacy healthy dispensary: Budget drug store
They sell many things western drug to Asian medicine as well. Licensed n proper. Best of all with friendly helpful staffs and very reasonable price. Can negotiate too:)
What to buy: Drugs, beauty products, sunblock... Even some jewelry accessories..
What to pay: Even a single capsule of panadol they sell!
Markets: Buy a wooden monkey for your Christmas tree!
When your Christmas tree serves as the travelogue of your life, what do you buy from Borneo?
Well, actually I bought this before I realised that my Christmas tree could serve this purpose, and in fact it may well have been the ornament that first gave me the idea, as it clearly needed somewhere to hang out on a regular basis!
This monkey was bought from a craft stall in Sandakan and a dozen years later, is still one of the ornaments that makes me feel a frisson of excitement each and every time I hang it on the tree!
Sunday Street Market: Right in the heart of the town
We left Sandakan on a Sunday and, I think, every Sunday there's a street market which just happened to be right outside where we stayed at the Winho Lodge. It congregates around Jalan Dua and Jalan Empat.
Gentingmas Mall: Shopping complex
Gentingmas Mall is a 3-storey shopping complex selling a wide array of household items, stationery, clothes, groceries etc, which was handy for us as we stayed just down the road from it. Outside are a few food stalls including one selling waffles/pancakes which I frequented a couple of times during my stay here.
Labuk Bay gift shop: Proboscis T-shirt
Labuk Bay has a small gift shop with several items for sale.
Postcards, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and novelty items.
They have very reasonable prices.
Of course I had to have a t-shirt with the picture of a Proboscis monkey on the front.
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