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Sandakan Memorial Park
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3-Day Tour from Sabah: Sandakan Sightseeing and...
Ranked #1 of 33 things to do in Sandakan
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 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

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"death marches"
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"pow camp"
in 47 reviews
"australian government"
in 19 reviews
"british soldiers"
in 13 reviews
"moving tribute"
in 11 reviews
"an aussie"
in 9 reviews
"fitting tribute"
in 9 reviews
"lost their lives"
in 9 reviews
"during wwii"
in 21 reviews
"brave men"
in 8 reviews
"dawn service"
in 7 reviews
"second world war"
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"moving place"
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"piece of history"
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

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 a place for historical reflection than a tourist attraction.

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

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 the story of those soldiers that lost their lives here in Sandakan.

Thank ollingtons
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 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
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

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 and purpose as well. Our disappointment was there was nowhere to be able to make a donation towards the upkeep. Do visit and learn more about this little known part of the war.

Thank CalHorn
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