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War Memorial Park

Labuan Island, Malaysia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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107 helpful votes 107 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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96 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

A tranquil place to reflect on the lives lost to make this world a better place. Immaculatle and beautifully kept, well worth an hour of your time if in this part of the world. RIP

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Kandahar, Afghanistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Labuan Island is where the Japanese surrendered all of Borneo in 1945. The War Memorial and Cemetary there is resting place for over 2,200 allied dead of the Borneo campaigns of WW II. It lies about 4 km from town (Victoria) on the Coast Road to the Airport. Taxis from town are only about 10 MYR (less than $3 USD).... More

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Labuan Town, Malaysia
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Looking at all the graves you get an understanding of how great a sacrifice the soldiers made to keep Labuan's independence and freedom. Very peaceful place. A good memorial. Walk among the graves and read the names and know that their families had to do without them because of war.

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