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Address: | Taiping Lake Garden, Taiping 34000, Malaysia
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Taiping War Cemetery was created by the Army after the defeat of Japan for...

Taiping War Cemetery was created by the Army after the defeat of Japan for the reception of graves brought from the battlefields, from numerous temporary burial grounds, and from village and other civil cemeteries where permanent maintenance would not be possible. There are separate entrances to the two parts, the plots of Christian graves lying on the south-eastern side of the road and the Muslim and Gurkha graves on the opposite side. In the Muslim and Gurkha section the Stone of Remembrance stands in front of a high bank which forms the north-western boundary. The two small shelters in the cemetery have been constructed of local stone, and a low stone wall flanks the road on each side.

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not bad if only take photo

it is located just at roadside. open space. for me it is not so special but u may just drop-off and take some pics. anyway it is a place to remember the history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2015
Babyfish L

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Sydney
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very well maintained cemetery for the young men who fought for their queen and country in the colony of Malaya. My father used to be in charge of the cemetery before he migrated. He cleaned it up and organized dignitaries to visit, honour and respect those fallen.

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Thank nobreadalone
Ely, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well kept, no litter or rubbish around. If you visit any War Grave the feeling of what is/was owed to so many men and women from all over the Commonwealth hits very hard. Tiaping is no exception. Please pay a visit and say a prayer of thanks.

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Thank Hairyhenry
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Its worth visiting if u happen to be in the area.It gives a better understanding of what happen during WW2.Its interesting to note, a good 80% of the headstones are without their names.The different section represents their respective faith/religion.

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Thank dengilo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

it is located just at roadside. open space. for me it is not so special but u may just drop-off and take some pics. anyway it is a place to remember the history.

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Thank Babyfish L
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Unless you are a die-hard history buff or have ancestral relations buried here, not much to see except tombstones of those who perished in WW2. But is good for quiet walk and self-reflection

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Thank OldFree
Ipoh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Tranquil setting with well preserved headstones.. Located just off the road near Taiping Lake Gardens

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Thank Aruna K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

This war cemetery is divided into two parts. One side of the road are the Muslim graves whereas the opposite side are the non-Muslim graves from all religions who have fought together for the same cause. If you can, stop for a moment at this tranquil place and listen to the sounds of the jungle. As a reminder, as the... More 

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Thank ItzMe N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Was here to just to tell people that I've been with photos. I not into history so nothing really special. It's nearby the Zoo, so just drop by as its a short distance. If lazy, just look through the photos... Should have taken panoramic view. The photos is basically like that. Enjoy.

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Thank Anthony L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

nothing special here accept a history about the war that was happened years ago. even tho nothing special here, this place remind me history of this land.

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Thank nashrulhazran
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This meticulously maintained cemetery marks the resting place of Commonwealth soldiers & airmen who died in the WW2 campaign to defend Malaya. Men from Britain, Australia, India, Nepal, Malaya and elsewhere, many of whom are unidentified, many with moving tributes from their families inscribed on the headstones. Bear in mind this is the only dedicated site within Malaysia where remains... More 

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