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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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commonwelth war comrades stay tall in Taiping

imrealy like to admire everytime past by Taiping War Memorial ground for the upkeeping of the beauty and cleen environment by the british goverment staf who are taking care of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Taiping, Malaysia

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Taiping, Malaysia
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

imrealy like to admire everytime past by Taiping War Memorial ground for the upkeeping of the beauty and cleen environment by the british goverment staf who are taking care of this place . we can see the unity of the diferent nation and ethnic who were martyred in the world war one and two for the british who ruled malaya... More 

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Puchong, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here after during the evening. There are 2 side of the war cemetary. One side was for the Muslims and Ghurka soldiers graves and the opposite sides was for the Christians graves. We walked in and we can feel the peace. I really can not imagine the family behind those soldiers whom were sacrificed in this cruel war.... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

We have finally made it after having visited Malaysia pretty regularly for the last 15 years. We arrived in the hot midday sun & was completely taken back by the serenity & the well kept site. There was actually a gardener weeding & he said he comes daily!! So humbling & grateful for his hard work. It was also so... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

The Taiping War Cemetery is the final resting place for Allied soldiers killed during World War II in Malaya. It is separated into two compounds: one side for Christian graves, the other for non-Christian graves. It is not a huge area, and for the casual visitor it may not have much to offer in terms of things to do, but... More 

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Penang
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

It's within walking distance of the zoo and it's the only cemetery where Muslims, Christians and Hindus are buried in the same ground. These are the soldier fighting in WOII. Many graves have no name, just mentioning "a soldier of the war 1939-1945, known only to God" The cemetery is very well maintained. It's a beautiful location at the foot... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

The cemetary is best seen morning / evening and allows for quite contemplation. many of the dead were young ... about 20 and lost in WW2 and the 1950's communist insurgency (known as the Emergency). The British were also initially guilty of horrific war crimes before a change a strategy .. and the term "Winning Hearts and Minds" surfaced.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

The cemetery is located in Bukit Larut, 2 km past the Taiping lake Gardens. This cemetery is for the Commonwealth casualties of the Japanese invasion of Malaya during the Second World War. Created by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, it is divided into two parts with the Cross of Sacrifice on the Christian section and the Stone of Remembrance on... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

WW2 memorial cemetery, and that's all. No information or other note on site. Locate on the way to Bukit Larut.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Lovely setting of mountains for the War Cemetry.Peaceful location and always tragic to remember the loss of life due to wars.

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Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016

Located a bit far off the lake but still easy accesible. I prefer for them to have a wall of info about the history back then.

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