Saint Michael's and All Angels Church...
compartir
mail
loading...
Loading ...

Foto panorámica de Steven Tung EXPERT Tomada 07:10, 20/11/2010 - Views loading...

Advertisement

Saint Michael's and All Angels Church in Sandakan

The World > Asia

  • Me gusta / No me gusta
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

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.

The construction of the first stone building in Sabah began in 1893 and took almost 30 years to complete. 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 from the nearby Buli Sim Sim, while the white stones that adorn the windows and doors are from Hong Kong. The stones were delivered from Buli Sim Sim by prison labour at RM1.25 per cubic yard. A cubic foot of stone weighs approximately 140 lbs and each stone was painstakingly laid atop each other. 

During the 1906 Michaelmas celebration, celebrated on 30 September, the nave and transepts were finally dedicated. Three services were held that day to celebrate the goodness of God and the faith of His people. The western porch (the main entrance) of the Church was not completed and dedicated until 1925 – 32 years from the start of its construction. 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 were donated by Australians to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II.

 This Church is part of the Sandakan Heritage Trail 

Source : http://www.sabahtourism.com/en/destination/104-st-michael-and-all-angels-church-sandakan/

comments powered by Disqus

Imágenes cercanas en Asia

map

B: Agnes Keith House

por Steven Tung, 440 metros de distancia

This British colonial government quarters, called Newlands, was once occupied by famous American writ...

Agnes Keith House

C: Sandakan Sabah 2012

por Willy Kaemena, 450 metros de distancia

Wikipedia: "Sandakan is the second-largest city in Sabah, East Malaysia, on the north-eastern coast o...

Sandakan Sabah 2012

D: Chinese Wedding Dinner in Malaysia

por Steven Tung, 540 metros de distancia

A typical Chinese wedding dinner in Malaysia which is often held in local high class Chinese restaura...

Chinese Wedding Dinner in Malaysia

E: Four Points by Sheraton, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.

por Steven Tung, 870 metros de distancia

Four Points By Sheraton Hotel Sandakan, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.http://www.starwoodhotels.com/fourp...

Four Points by Sheraton, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.

F: Paragliding Take Off Site at Trig Hill, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.

por Steven Tung, a 1.5 km.

Paragliding Take Off Site at Trig hill, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia. Image stitched in a hurry so there...

Paragliding Take Off Site at Trig Hill, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.

G: Another view of Paragliding Take Off Site at Trig Hill, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.

por Steven Tung, a 1.5 km.

A near perfect 360 degree panorama....only the nadir is not perfect because of the tripod's shadow an...

Another view of Paragliding Take Off Site at Trig Hill, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.

H: Hokkien Temple Jee Deck Dian

por Steven Tung, a 1.8 km.

This Panorama depict the stone sculpture of 18 Luo Han monks which is famous in the Chinese culture a...

Hokkien Temple Jee Deck Dian

Este panorama fue tomado en Asia

Esta es una vista general de Asia

Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.

Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?

China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.

Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.

I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.

The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.

China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.

Text by Steve Smith.

Comparte este panorama