Taiping War Cemetery
Taiping War Cemetery
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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.
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Mudcow
Ferrara, Italy337 contributions
Mar 2022
Typically exceptionally maintained like many other Commonwealth Wargraves. Easy to park beside the road. Take time to wander among the headstones of the many nationalities represented and you will see that there are far more unidentified graves here than you will see even in the 1st world war graves in Northern France. What was particularly sobering was that so many soldiers could not even have their nationality determined, such was the ferocity of not just the fighting but also the disease and decay that accompanied the campaigns.

Let the words of John Maxwell Edmonds drfit through your mind as you walk among the graves.

"Went the day well?
We died and never knew.
But, well or ill,
Freedom, we died for you."
Written 4 March 2022
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S Steven Sivam AMW.PJK.PJP.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia46 contributions
Jan 2021
Shared the experience with our children on the sacrifices of the soldiers that have died protecting our country in history
Written 25 January 2021
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BenYorkie
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,378 contributions
Sep 2020
This cemetery is on either side of the road to Bukit Larut. It is well maintained and is quite large for the size Taiping would have been during WWII
Sadly we were not able to go inside the grounds - it was said to be temporarily closed.
But it is worth a look and taking some time to ponder the struggles, fighting and sacrifice that condemned these young me to end their days here.
Written 12 October 2020
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Nur Amira Najwa
Melaka, Malaysia52 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
I couldn’t have the chance to take a picture but the view was nice. The cemeteries were really well-organized. Learned new things from my dad as he told the story of this cemetery. He said that it has been here since the 2nd world war. It has 2 sides of cemetery.

1 side is for the Christian people & the other side is for other religion, I guess. I sincerely apologise for any mistakes that I typed out.
Written 12 August 2020
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Jacki S
Penang Island, Malaysia110 contributions
Jul 2020
The war cemetery is very well maintained and really quite beautiful. They've done a wonderful job honoring those who's lives are represented here.
Written 16 July 2020
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KuanJiaJun@SEU338E
Penang Island, Malaysia99 contributions
Jan 2020
Located beside the road to Bukit Larut. Worth to have a look of this well-maintained historical cemetery.
Written 20 May 2020
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Ingram10
Melbourne, Australia116 contributions
Nov 2019
A local restaurant owner suggested strongly that we seem out the war cemetery. We are glad we did. It is a simple and moving tribute to the fallen from the Malayan, Indian and British/Australian forces who served in WW2.
Written 13 November 2019
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F1MRL
Albufeira, Portugal48 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
These two cemeteries are well maintained. There is some information provided on the signs just outside.
Worth a look on your way up Bukit Larut
Written 6 November 2019
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Gladwin
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4 contributions
Oct 2019
Taiping in Malaysia is a heritage town with many firsts - First Railway Station, First Post Office, First Prison and the list is endless. Taiping is the wettest town in Malaysia and has many attractions as in the Maxwell Hill which is only accessible by 4 wheel drive Land Rovers with skilled drivers. It is controlled by the City Council. Trips up to the Maxwell Hill is controlled, hence we scrapped the idea. We cannot let our Guests to wait till the cows come home. The Lake Gardens are mesmerizing.

The War Graves are a grim reminder of our fallen heroes - soldiers of the British Army comprising Nepalese, Indian and the British who died during World War 2 and the Malaysian Emergency.. May their Souls Rest in Peace ! The War Graves was chosen as a permanent place to keep all fallen heroes in one place. It was collection time - to bring all scattered graves, graves in villages and other cemeteries.There are 2 sections at the grave - the Christian and the Muslim. The Grave is well landscaped, thanks to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Cheers !

Written 13 October 2019
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Ben919191
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia142 contributions
Oct 2018
It was a very nostalgic visit to the war cemetery to look at the names of all the fallen heroes who gave their lives in the defense of our country. A visit recommended for the younger generation as it will be a walk down history.
Written 25 September 2019
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