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Sandakan Memorial Park

Mile 8 Jalan Labuk | Taman Rimba, Sandakan 90702, Malaysia
+60 89-275 400
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Mile 8 Jalan Labuk | Taman Rimba, Sandakan 90702, Malaysia
+60 89-275 400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Came here with our tour group with a few Australians. This was a beautiful park nicely landscaped with water lillies pond and tropical vegetation. There was a pavilion erected with pictures explaining the death marsh of Australian POW's by the Japanese during WW2 right before...More

Thank Eric C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not sure if there are easier ways to get there but we took a taxi for a half day to go to chinese temple, here and a few other places and it was well worth it. Great display and lovely gardens. need mozzie repellent. I...More

Thank Sonya D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best part of sandakan the town is not really set for tourists it's just somewhere to stay to visit the sanctuaries. The memorial park well worth a visit. Beautiful gardens and pond with an easy walking trail. Memorial centre has photos and...More

Thank Sharyn K
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Worth a visit to read some of the history of the prisoners of war who worked and died here. Pleasant gardens to walk around. 30 to 45 minutes should be good.

1  Thank Paul N
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I went out here not really knowing anything about the Australian and British soldiers who were imprisoned and killed in Sabah. The memorial park is on the site of a POW camp, which is where the "Death Marches" commenced from during WWII. There is an...More

1  Thank Gr64Oz
Reviewed 12 August 2017

A beautiful park which hides the atrocities that took place here in WWII. The stories telling of the horrors are touching and easily bring a tear to the eye. The site is so clean and well kept it is a respectful memorial and a credit...More

Thank Mungobart
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The site has a hall which tells the story of the POW camp. It is a humbling experience reading about what happened all those years ago. Where once the site was a place of atrocities, it is now a tranquil forest to wander and remember...More

Thank brownsWestYorkshire
Reviewed 2 August 2017

There's a lot of big shady trees in this park, which brings much respite from the tropical heat. There are plenty of people exercising there in the late afternoon. There are many remnants from the WWII PoW camp, which greatly enhances the impact of the...More

Thank Adrian P
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We called in here to pay our respects after leaving our accommodation in Sepilok and were on our way to the airport. The story of Sandakan is revealed at several memorials and interpretive stations around the park.

Thank AlanMichaelWard
Reviewed 1 August 2017

A sobering visit to the memorial park. Out of 2,500 British and Australian POWs only 6 survived and that was because they escaped. Pleasant, cool gardens with historical notes at points of interest and a pavilion with more details and an audio visual display. Lest...More

Thank drc225
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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.