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Labuan War Cemetery

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Address: Labuan Island, Malaysia
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Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery which contains a total number...

Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery which contains a total number of 3,900 burials.

The cemetery lies on the Jalan Tanjong Batu road which leads from the airport to the town. It is less than a kilometre from the airport and about 3 kilometres from the Island's town; Victoria.

Within the Cemetery will be found the Labuan Memorial and the Labuan Cremation Memorial.

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A must visit!

Around 10 minutes in a taxi from Labuan (15MYR), make sure you ask your driver to wait for you or come back otherwise you will have to walk back. Incredible feeling walking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Richard R
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Around 10 minutes in a taxi from Labuan (15MYR), make sure you ask your driver to wait for you or come back otherwise you will have to walk back. Incredible feeling walking through this peaceful memorial.

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Banff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Go and see this remarkable site and read its history. I went to the Rememberance Day Service and was disgusted by the officials and "dignitaries". who kept veterans standing while they arranged their seating. Once they left I sat with the vets and some of those who had lost family and at the going down of the sun we remembered... More 

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Thank GogsGraham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Back in 2014 where i had visited this place with my friends for our reunion day. I was so surprised with landscape. Nice view, clean and tidy. There was no even a tiny garbage. We took a lots of picture here. A very memorable place that a must to visit.

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Thank kibi25
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

So much history for one to learn. The place is so beautiful and peaceful. Try not to miss anything while you visit here and read as much as you can. Nothing more than to understand the difficult times and also the sadness for all who has sacrifice for this this island.

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Thank Tan L
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Great landscape to commemorate the fallen heroes. Went there for sightseeing over a weekend trip to Labuan

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Thank thetalkinggirl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

This cemetery is a Commonwealth World War II graveyard of the Australian and Indian troops who died during the Japanese invasion in North Borneo. It is free to visit. The cemetery also provided a lists of the troops' names but there's also unknown troops.

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Thank PresleyMarcel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Went to visit this place last week. Not far from the hotel we stayed. Maybe 5-10 minutes walk. No entrance fee. This cemetery is so huge and clean. Easy to walk and easy to find their names.

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Thank Mariana B
Labuan Town, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

If you are into history of Labuan, World War 2, then this is a must for you. Remembrance Day fall on 11th November each year, I think that is the only day in a year where you are going to see event on this site.

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Thank Gilly H
Tabanan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

At the end of the Sandakan Ranau Death March Trek a visit to the Labuan War Cemetery binds together everything you have learnt. For the few graves with names and for those who are 'Known Unto God', take the time to walk the rows, take the time to talk to these men who didn't make it home.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Solemn and quiet place. Calm and serene environment with nothing spooky. Worth a visit to remember the fallen in wartime. Neat rows of names. An hour will be enough if planning a visit.

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