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“War Memorial near the highest mountain in Southeast Asia” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kundasang War Memorial

Kundasang War Memorial
Ranked #37 of 191 things to do in Sabah
Certificate of Excellence
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“War Memorial near the highest mountain in Southeast Asia”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

Entrance fee is cheap, there is small cafe at the top of the stairs where you can read about the war memorial and buy some souvenirs. There are several gardens to visit, including an English rose garden. One garden with a large water feature in the middle overlooks one side of Kundasang Valley and you can see the dairy farm and dirt bike races from here.

Visited December 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Moving experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

Very moving experience to see the end of the death march from where it started in Sandakan which we also visited. The memorial to the soldiers is very well maintained by a private operator and the video and information area was really well maintained and very informative. The caretaker takes prides in looking after this memorial. A bonus attraction was the 2 pet squirrels that visits and the caretakers feeds.

You need to organise a private tour as no tour companies have this as part of there itineraries. As we tried to find a tour including the war memorial before leaving Australia but decided to source one when we arrived in Kota Kinabalu. Our private tour included Mount Kinabalu National Park was well as the war memorial and then had lunch on top of a mountain in the local restaurant. But well worth the effort to visit as it was very moving memorial.

Visited March 2014
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Unexpectedly moving and beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

This is actually a memorial to the 1400 Australian and British soldiers who died during the Japanese occupation of Borneo in POW camps and the death march from Sandakan to Ranau in WW2.

Beautifully kept gardens worth viewing more so than the botanical gardens at Mount Kinabalu national park. Interesting architecture. Extremely well kept grounds.

Moving experience for two kiwis.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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48 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A war memorial of warriors”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

This memorial is dedicated to the lasting memories of the warriors during the war at Ranau, Sabah. Worth a visit to appreciate the sacrifice of warriors...

Visited April 2014
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nicely kept gardens, historic too”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Well kept gardens, plenty of plants and flowers when we visited. Also a good place to view Mt Kinabalu and also a great place for taking photos. Nice to know that the soldiers who were forced to do the " death march " are not forgotten.

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