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Sandakan Memorial Park

Mile 8 Jalan Labuk | Taman Rimba, Sandakan 90702, Malaysia
+60 89-275 400
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  • Average5%
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Mile 8 Jalan Labuk | Taman Rimba, Sandakan 90702, Malaysia
+60 89-275 400
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful park in memory to fallen soldiers. Incredibly interesting information provided. Was a great experience. Grounds and information center kept beautifully. Recommended.

Thank krissikat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit to get a better understanding of the history of sandakan. You can get a minibus out there for 2 rm and the little museum is rleally nicely done in English and Malay.

Thank SkiBreezy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history in this park is amazing. A story our kids should know. Very revered by the Bornean people

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made sure we had available time to visit this memorial dedicated to the Aussies, British and locals who were imprisoned and later killed by the Japanese. They are upgrading the walks which is great. We spent a good couple of hours taking everything in....More

Thank KiwiMaiTai
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An event that is sadly overlooked in both modern day history and in particular history relating to the far east campaign of WW2, the Sandakan Memorial Park is a poignant snapshot of the atrocities committed by the Japanese against commonwealth troops in the second world...More

Thank MisterB65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely walk in cool gardens, a few very interesting pieces of old camp equipment, then the display hall with evocative information and photos of the appalling camplife, escapes and tragedies associated with Sandakan POWs. While little remains of the camp infrastructure I wouldn't have...More

Thank jenlizcle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing historical place - Unfortunately now surrounded by townhouses - site of one of the worst atrocities of WW11 kept secret for decades by the Australian government due to the sensitivity of what went on here - Thousands of prisoners were forced marched from here...More

Thank Graham I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The POW camp has gone, but the memorial was very good. Quite beautiful. The photos of the men who died was touching to see. thank you for your effort in the improving the park.

Thank thisiscrazy12
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Have known the history and have always wanted to go So pleased I've finally got there Is a very moving experience to be in the place that bought so much heartache to so many people

Thank Eric & Siglinde C
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We had a great guide to explain various areas of the park, and many photographs in the pavilion to show and tell of the horrors experienced here. The grounds are beautifully kept and it's a very respectful reminder of the hideous acts that took place...More

Thank bevrobinson2015
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Can you buy a wreath to lay on the memorial? Cheers Darryl
12 May 2017|
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Response from Nicola H | Reviewed this property |
Not on the park- I think you would have to scourge that before you go in. Nice idea though.
Sue A
Hello May I know if the park is wheelchair friendly or can we drive through this park? Thank you.
5 April 2017|
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Response from elekesla | Reviewed this property |
Park is for walking only but paths are wide and acceptable for wheelchairs as I recall.