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“This is how one should remember the soldiers”

Taiping War Cemetery
Ranked #4 of 18 things to do in Taiping
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Owner description: 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.
Sungai Petani, Malaysia
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“This is how one should remember the soldiers”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2012

A very neatly laid out cemetery and well kept. Really appreciate the spirit behind it.

Visited January 2012
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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“telling history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

This WW2 cemetery, laid at the road going to Maxwell hill(Bukit Larut).There are more than 850 World War II casualties commemorated in this cemetery, including more than 500 who remain unidentified. It is final resting place for Allied personnel who were killed during World War II, particularly the Malayan Campaign and the Japanese occupation of Malaya.The cemetery is divided into two parts with Christian graves located on the southeastern side of the road while non-Christian graves being located on the opposite side. On the Christian section, a Cross of Sacrifice stands on the southeastern boundary while on the non-Christian section, a Stone of Remembrance stands on the northwestern boundary.Should make a stop if you are at Taiping, history town.

Visited August 2011
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Melaka, Malaysia
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“A Poignant Remembrance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2011

The Taiping War Cemetery is similar to other war memorials or cemetery in other countries dedicated to the fallen heroes of the Second World War.

The Japanese sweep of the Malayan Peninsular during the Second World War was swift and the British soldiers were left with the tough task of holding them at bay. Taiping was on the British line of retreat down the west coast of the country, where the town was used as a rest and re-fitment centre. It was also here was the casualties were treated.

There are separate entrances to the Taiping War Cemetery as the plots of Christian graves lie on the south-eastern side of the road while 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.

There are now 12, 1914-1918 unidentied war casualties buried here and over 850, 1939-1945 war casualties commemorated, out of which, more than 500 are unidentified.

Visited November 2010
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