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War Memorial Park

Labuan Island, Malaysia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Full of history of a lot of fighting for such a small island, they certainly saw some action here in WWII. immaculately kept war grave, most impressive

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Birdwoodton
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My great uncle is buried here, initially as an unknown soldier but now in a marked grave. A beautiful place to reflect on the courage and resilience of our troops and also a reminder of the atrocities of WW1. It is also a great example of how two countries have worked together to honour and preserve the memory of those... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A must do for any Australians visiting Labuan. There are other nationalities here including many of the local policemen who were killed during WW2

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London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The cemetery is set in spacious and immaculately kept gardens. You are struck first by the sheer size of the area (containing 2294 graves), then by the endless lists of names of all the dead, from Australia, Britain and India, mostly. Perhaps the most moving aspect is contrasting the thousands of graves of unidentified soldiers (shocking in itself) with the... More

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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149 reviews 149 reviews
67 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A sense of tranquility washes over you as you walk through the gardens. How well-kept and how well-manicured are the memorial landscape that it breathes a sense of calmness around you. As you gaze at the plaques remembering those who perish for us to be free as we are now, there is a sense of mixed sadness and peace that... More

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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96 reviews 96 reviews
40 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I personally like to visit memorial parks. It gives me a sense of time and people with names have sacrificed for the piece of ground that I am standing on. Like most War Memorials, the grounds are impeccably kept. A must visit for history buffs.

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WA
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5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Having read Lynette Silver's books on Borneo's war history, this was a must do experience. We took poppies to place on the headstones of some of the graves and gave koalas to the wonderful people who make this such a simple yet beautiful place. Having been to Kundasung on our last visit this was the natural follow on. A shame... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

As a grandson of one of the men commemorated there I couldn't have asked for a better experience. The cemetery is immaculate - a peaceful, fitting setting to mark their service and sacrifice.

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Kota Kinabalu,Sabah, MY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

A place not to be missed while you in Labuan. Late afternoon maybe the best time to visit this place, very nice green grass and peaceful.

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Hampshire
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215 reviews 215 reviews
108 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

A very well tended cemetery. Peaceful and not full of tourists. A friendly reception received from the man in charge

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