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Sandakan Memorial Park

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Address: Mile 8 Jalan Labuk | Taman Rimba, Sandakan 90702, Malaysia
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Heartbreaking Memorial

Having a grandfather in the Marines during WWII in the Pacific theatre, one can appreciate what these men went through. You hear about the death marches through the Phillipines... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having a grandfather in the Marines during WWII in the Pacific theatre, one can appreciate what these men went through. You hear about the death marches through the Phillipines, but never realized what happened in Borneo with only six survivors who were escapees. A bit of history that needs to be remembered.

Thank DJ M
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Memorial Park commemorates the loss of life of the Allied troops who were sent to Sandakan during WW2...the story is one of tragedy and brutality but the memorial displays little of that...it is maintained by the Australian RSL and is a great functional space...a park used by locals for recreation....the centre piece is a small hut which displays the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arranged to have a taxi pick us up at the entrance of Sepilok Orang-Utan Center and take us the Memorial Site for a cost of 80RM including the wait. The site was empty and so quiet when we visited. Its not a part of travel that I enjoy but I feel the need to come to pay my respect... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is in the centre of Sandakan which is now a very large town built around this. This is just a fraction of what was the Prisoner of War camp where thousands died during WW2, my Uncle from the RAF being one of them. This has been very tastefully landscaped with a boardwalk around many exhibits and monuments. There... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Memorial Park is humbling, a must see, I recommend taking the time to visit. Congratulations to the team that put together this Memorial Park, it is beautifully done, educational, emotional and certainly brings history to life. Take the time to go, you won't regret it.

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Noosa, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This dark period in history, is movingly remembered at this beautiful maintained park. Congratulations to everyone involved in its conception, execution, and maintenance - it honours the people who were so pitifully treated, with compassion and respect.

2 Thank LizandAlb
Corowa, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is a very moving park that is full of very sad history from a torrid time The park is a tropical paradise with well set walk ways that are very informative . I learnt so much about a part of Australian soldiers held captive and the horrid treatment they were given . The stories on the walk should be... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This park is a must see, even if you're not into war, to see the brutalities that guards do to captives, gobsmacked! And if like me we think these atrocities surely will not happen again, we need only look at the conflicts around the world, like ISIS. So feel for the families of the Aussies and Poms who shouldn't have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

beautiful place, the jungle preserved a terrible history of sufference and survival. a meditative hideaway from the buzz of sandakan

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Reading through the stories of the 'Death March' & Prisoners of Wars at the small museum located inside the park is a very moving experience. Only by understanding the stories can you really appreciate such a beautiful & historical place like this.

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