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Mile 8 Jalan Labuk | Taman Rimba, Sandakan 90702, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We in the Western World have nothing to compare to the fantastic memorials they have in the East. Besides lovely gardens to walk around which give you a minuscule thought of what it may be like in the jungle, but obviously well maintained and looked...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

For all the terrible history that came out of this place, this is a thoughtful, well maintained park to come to remember these heroic soldiers. Very peaceful place in the middle of a bustling suburb.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful and poignant opportunity to learn the fate of POW's and an opportunity to mourn them. Quite moving. Excellent small museum.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Robin L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As an Australian this was an interesting and moving place to visit. Very sad what occurred here to the Australians, English and locals under the Japanese rule. It is important to remember the past and hope we learn for our and other’s mistakes.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank katrinar871
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only learn about this part of our history when Paul Keating as Prime Minister visited this site in preference to the circus Gallipoli had become. He inspired me to one day visit Sandakan. Too moving for words to read the stories of Australian, Kiwi...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 701David
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The memorial gardens are site of the Sandakan POW camp wherein 1945 British and Australian (and 29 Kiwi) prisoners were force marched into the highlands to their deaths. We visited as part of a tour of Sabah and I knew only a little about the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank PamDV
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A memorial site built in the former grounds of the former POW Camp, which housed 2500 Australian and British soldiers who were brought by the Japanese after the fall of Singapore in February 1942 to build an airstrip. Sick, weak, starving, and over-worked, they were...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

We visited the Memorial park on the last morning of a wider trip and I am so glad that our guide made the visit possible. The park itself is beautifully kept and interpreted and tells the story of the 'death Marches' during which Australian and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 25, 2019

As an Australian, I had no idea about this place or the history behind it. It is a memorial for some truly tragic events that happened during the war. Definitely worth a visit if you’re nearby or at least reading up on the history of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank romsters
Reviewed August 20, 2019 via mobile

I nearly skipped the memorial park and I’m so glad I didn’t. The park itself is a lovely green and cool oasis and very pretty. And the Memorial to Australian, English, New Zealand troops, and Sandakan locals who endured 3 years of brutal Japanese occupation...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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shrinkwrapped3
June 29, 2017|
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Response from KIWITRAVELLERS343 | Reviewed this property |
to be honest i don't recall seeing a cafe, there is a visitor centre which had someone in, wouldn't really like to say if they will look after your bag though. Have you tried emailing them
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shrinkwrapped3
June 29, 2017|
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Response from SJWJR | Reviewed this property |
We used the same taxi driver for all our trips and left all of our luggage in the vehicle with him. He was happy to wait and take us to the airport.
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darryldi
May 11, 2017|
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Response from NicolaH995 | Reviewed this property |
Not on the park- I think you would have to scourge that before you go in. Nice idea though.
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