We visited the memorial on the way to stay at Sepilok we asked the taxi driver if he would divert and wait for us while we visited. We spent about 45 minutes walking around this very peaceful place. Not having known too much about the...More
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We timed our trip to Borneo to attend the memorial for the service to commemorate the Sandakan Death Marches. The service held annually on the 15 August each year is a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by service men and local people in defence...More
i have been to kundasang memorial park and although both of these memorial parks speaks for the POW, kundasang memorial park is more happy with people taking nice pictures of the scenery, while the one in sandakan is more solemn and more stories written and...More
My family and i been here 2010. Im a bit frustrated because this place not well mantained. For me, every memorial park should be well-guarded so that such warnings will not be destroyed and the next generation will know the sacrifice before.
Congratulations to the Australian and Malaysian Governments for such a beautiful, peaceful memorial to those who suffered so badly. The local people are well represented and faithfully revered as are all the soldiers who never made it home. I shed a tear and we must...More
Well worth visiting the Memorial Park, a part of history that shouldn’t be forgotten. There’s a path through the trees/plants with seating areas and then you see the museum. It’s only small but there’s a lot of information to read about the conditions the POWs...More
The park is beautifully maintained, with informative posters throughout. The highlight is a small museum (for want of a better word) which goes into much more detail about the Death Marches. I would recommend everyone visit this memorial park.
I had no idea about what happened here during the second WW. This was a learning experience that all Australians should know about and would recommend. Lest we forget.
A peaceful and lush environment with many walkways leading to different parts of the park. We particularly enjoyed watching the historic video and reading anecdotes from POWS. As an Australian, it was confronting to learn about the horrific experiences these prisoners endured. Despite that,it is...More