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Sandakan Memorial Park

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Address: Mile 8, Jalan Labuk Utara | Taman Rimba, Sandakan 90702, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 89 275400
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This place was a pilgrimage and the reason for our trip to Sandakan. Poignant. The area is well maintained and the presentation could not be faulted. Words are not really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This place was a pilgrimage and the reason for our trip to Sandakan. Poignant. The area is well maintained and the presentation could not be faulted. Words are not really needed - just visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

It is a place to mark the occasion of Anzac Day if you happen to be there on 25th April; in the midst of serenity and peace one cannot help wondering about the cruelty inflicted on fellow human beings by the victors: the Japanese soldiers. Being here gives one a chance to ponder about the happenings of the past, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A well maintained park telling the sad story of Australian & British prisoners of war during the Japanese occupation of Nth Borneo Malaysia. Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This place of solitude give a stark reminder of the topography and geographic and weather conditions our fallen had to put up with in duress even with out the jap factor. i suffer trauma knowing that the commanding nap officer buried the red cros parcels and letter under his hut. the local taxi companies will deliver great touring around for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

apparently this scene has softened significantly since it was first created. It is a pleasant trail around to the memorial obelisk so sad and the 'museum' building and a terrible story to be told. Dand worse due to the old dead flowers which had not been renewed when we visited - looked even more 'abandonned' and forsaken as were the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Good experience and informative. The memorial park is really just walking around a piece of land and there is good information house where you learn more about it. Would be interesting if they could acquire more WWII relics. Or - perhaps give more information on the diseases. Worth an hour of your time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

To be honest there is not much here but it is clean and you can try and connect to the POW camp. I had read everything prior to coming so it was a must do. It is a significant memorial place and very informative information centre. The park is well maintained by locals paid by the Australian Government.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is an attraction that will take you back in time to WWII. The demise of the POWs is heartbreaking and this memorial a strong testament to "Lest we Forget". The park is well set out with interpretation signs and a well kept garden and memorial.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

After reading about the Death March before I came to Borneo I was moved to tears at the Memorial is such a peaceful place. it really tells the story of what went on, how brave not only the solders were but how brave the local people were in their help for the soldiers. As someone who was born in England... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Very moving to visit this memorial park,financed jointly by Malaysia, Australian Govt and the RSL and a credit to all. They have constructed a walkway and steps through what was the original site of the Sandakan POW camp that was the home to thousands of British and Australian prisoners of war of the Japanese. It is very heart wrenching to... More 

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