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Sandakan Memorial Park

Mile 8 Jalan Labuk | Taman Rimba, Sandakan 90702, Malaysia
+60 89-275 400
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“death march” (56 reviews)
“pow camp” (43 reviews)
Mile 8 Jalan Labuk | Taman Rimba, Sandakan 90702, Malaysia
+60 89-275 400
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Reviewed yesterday

Located near the Airport, so a fair way from the City centre. Get a taxi and ask them to wait. Allow about 1 to 2 hours to wander, read and properly appreciate what took place here during WW2. The display Pavilion is well presented, moving...More

Thank Pantherboy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The memorial park is well looked after and has got good signs explaining the history around the park. I would recommend to visit this if you around in sandakan

Thank meena_123_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I suppose it means more to Australias and locals because of the historical significance but the balance between the historical account of the 'death march', the respect shown to those who suffered during the war and the care taken with the site was beautiful. More...More

Thank David_Susie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't even know this place existed but our guide wanted to take us here. It's free and tells the very moving story of the Australian & British POW's during the war. A lovely garden surrounds the memorial which then with pictures and words tell...More

Thank ollingtons
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just takes us back to the Japanese rule where brutality was its peak. The cemetery has been relocated due to security reasons but rest of the history remains.

Thank Mohan P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small oasis of calm and peace is a fitting tribute to all those who lost their lives in this appalling act in recent history. The small museum was beautifully constructed and the gardens well kept. The old machinery gives a small sense of plave...More

Thank CalHorn
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Eating time of day to visit. It was dusk and all the insects were biting. Peaceful contemplating the horror of years gone by

Thank Catherine R
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Beauf0rt
Reviewed 11 November 2017

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

Thank Sunshine3844
Reviewed 10 November 2017

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

Thank dogtortoise
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29 June 2017|
Response from KIWITRAVELLERS343 | Reviewed this property |
to be honest i don't recall seeing a cafe, there is a visitor centre which had someone in, wouldn't really like to say if they will look after your bag though. Have you tried emailing them
29 June 2017|
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Response from SJWJR | Reviewed this property |
We used the same taxi driver for all our trips and left all of our luggage in the vehicle with him. He was happy to wait and take us to the airport.
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.