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“A must see in Kundasang”

Kundasang War Memorial
Ranked #36 of 195 things to do in Sabah
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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“A must see in Kundasang”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

The Kundasang War memorial is a must see if you ever reach Kundasang. It is build to commemorate the brave Australian and British Prisoners of War who died in Sandakan and during the infamous death marches to Ranau during World War II.

It's also one of places to take picturesque photo's and actually kinda romantic. Whenever I stop by at Kundasang, I never missed this place.

Location is on top of the small hill just behind the shops. Ticket price for local is RM2, and RM10 for foreigner.

Visited October 2011
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Bangi Malaysia
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“Kundasang War Memorial”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Nice & clean compare to Kundasang town. Nothing to rave about but worth a visit if you are Kundsang

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Sydney, Australia
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“A must Visit”
Reviewed May 26, 2012

The Kundasung War Memorial and Gardens is a must see when you are visiting Sabah. The work that Mr Sevee Charuruks and his staff have done over the years to turn what was a derilict and almost forgotten place into the magnificant memorial and gardens that it is today, is nothing short of a miracle. In recent years DVA through Office of War Graves have assisted with funding to establish a visitors centre which contains many photo's and plaques which will leave visitors with the true feelings of what happened all those years ago.

Visited April 2012
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Meeniyan
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“A very moving place”
Reviewed May 15, 2012

We came in an air-conditioned car,well fed ,we walked up the stairs & it hits you,it is a haunting place ,to think of the terrible loss of life,2428 prisoners of war died on the march from Sandakan to Ranau,It is very well kept the terrace construction symbolizes the main nations involved ,in the shadow of Mt. Kinabalu ,according to local custom,the cloud enshrouded mountain harbors the souls of all those who have died ,& you could believe it.

Visited May 2012
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Canberra
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“A very moving place”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

This is an excellent memorial to a little known part of the war. Australians in particular will be moved by the stories and quotes from the POWs. Well worth a visit if you have an interest in history.

Visited April 2012
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