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Sandakan Memorial Park

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Address: Mile 8 Jalan Labuk | Taman Rimba, Sandakan 90702, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 89-275 400
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Melancholy to see the faces of the young soldiers who never returned home

This park is a must see, even if you're not into war, to see the brutalities that guards do to captives, gobsmacked! And if like me we think these atrocities surely will not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is a must see, even if you're not into war, to see the brutalities that guards do to captives, gobsmacked! And if like me we think these atrocities surely will not happen again, we need only look at the conflicts around the world, like ISIS. So feel for the families of the Aussies and Poms who shouldn't have... More 

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santarcangelo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful place, the jungle preserved a terrible history of sufference and survival. a meditative hideaway from the buzz of sandakan

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reading through the stories of the 'Death March' & Prisoners of Wars at the small museum located inside the park is a very moving experience. Only by understanding the stories can you really appreciate such a beautiful & historical place like this.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The site of the old POW camp during world war two is mantained by Sabah Forestry. We contacted them to visit with our student group and they were not only very helpful but assisted in many areas to make the trip a historic visit and a memorable one. The site is very well maintained and looked after. You get a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is amazing and a must see, very beautiful/sombre place and the information in the display house is incredible and sad. Lest we forget

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Congratulations on a most well constructed memorial park honouring the memory of Australian and British POWs who were treated brutally by the Japanese during WW2. Eventually the prisoners were lead on death marches to Ranau resulting in but 6 of 2345 lives lost. It is a fitting memorial, well kept and supported by displays giving account to what happened. The... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We walked the nine miles from Sandakan to visit the memorial park and were pleased we did. We found the park to be well maintained and there were many plaques which provided information on the former prisoner camp and death marches.

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Chingford London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is the sight of the former Prisoner of War camps housing mainly Australian prisoners of war with only 6 prisoners surviving. An interesting visit and lovely to see.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is well worth a stop, the park is beautifully laid out and the information room is very interesting. My only criticism is that there were so many people there playing hunt the 'Pokemon' which I felt was very disrespectful and inappropriate.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A very fitting tribute to a horrific part of WW2. Only 6 survivors from 2,345 POW's. Must see for any Aussie or Brit in the area.

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