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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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A small but important part of Malaysia history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
PetervanderLans
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Penang

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars 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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Thank CharlesCJ
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Thank hckok77
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Thank ICTFC
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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Thank Fadli1980
Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 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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Ely, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

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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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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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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