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Ba Lin @Nak Hotel, Sandakan

Life in Sandakan actually is very quiet and peaceful. No hectic traffic and peoples here are moving in a slower pace. This is a pretty relaxing town by having sea in the front and large thick forest at the back. Surrounded by all natural nature. As for their nightlife, I am highly recommended this place which is called Ba Lin. It is located at the 7th floor of the Nak Hotel. Basically, it is already the roof top of the Nak Hotel. Of course, please do not expect a roof top view like what I had at 1-Altitude @Singapore. However, you will feel the sea breeze from this floor.

To get to the roof, you need to take lift to level 6 and climb their stairs to reach their roof top.
Their menu in mini newspaper style. Even the paper used is the same as the newspaper material.
Yes, you can lie over there and watch over the stars. No one will says no to you.
This is their dining area where you can eat their western food here. Their food is not really impressive so basically customers are here for their alcohol and enjoy the clean air.
They have a staircase to another level
This is the drinking area only. The wooden chairs and tables are so old and wobbly. Not stable to sit on. They should start to think of the option to change them to avoid any unwanted accident happens later.
What is beyond this is the sea. The air here as cold like an air-con. It is getting colder when reaches midnight with additional cold wind to chill you up.
One and only dining area for bigger pax.
Margarita Lime @RM25.00++
Verona Chocolatini @RM18.00++
Here you go, their business hours which is from 7.00am to 1.00am. Closed pretty early but for people in Sandakan, they already started to stay at home after 9.00pm.
Total Damage: RM129.90
Ambiance: 4/5
Service: 3/5
Food Serving Speed: Slow
Recommended?: Yes

Ba Lin Roof Garden
Nak Hotel
Jalan Pelabuhan Lama
P.O Box 761
90708 Sandakan
Tel: 089-272966

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