Kundasang War Memorial

Kundasang War Memorial

Kundasang War Memorial
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4.5
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thivs333
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia30 contributions
Short visit
May 2021
Still well maintained. Entrance ticket price reasonable. However, entry to video room is now charged.
Written 4 May 2021
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sher88
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia578 contributions
Great memorial but more should be done to maintain the place.
Nov 2019
Very interesting. Definitely a must visit but only 4 stars as the place was not properly maintained eventhough there was an entrance fee. Many plants were either overgrown or wilting. Visited back in June 2019. Hopefully they will improve the place and put up more articles for people to read. I wasn't even aware about the death march that took place and I'm a local tourist!
Written 20 October 2020
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Simplyiest
42 contributions
Beautiful Garden and worth a visit
Aug 2020 • Family
A beautiful garden that is taken care by a man who came from Thailand and married local. Truly appreciate and respect the effort he spent on the garden.
Written 5 August 2020
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ted
25 contributions
very moving
Mar 2020
very tasteful setting commemorating the australian, british and borneo troops and civilians who suffered under the japanese. not a well known bit of history.
Written 22 March 2020
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LRMcK
Cairns, Australia1,748 contributions
Very tasteful memorial
Mar 2020 • Couples
Beautifully kept gardens. One for Australian, one for English and one for people of Borneo and one for all the names of those who died on the Sandakan Ranau death March by the Japanese during World War II. There's displays of information, a souvenir shop and cafe. It's small but worth a visit. The perfume from all the pink roses in the English garden was intoxicating.
Written 5 March 2020
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pam j
Adelaide, South Australia147 contributions
Beautiful gardens, such a sad story
Sep 2019
We viewed a very informative video. I can't begin to imagine how horrific it must have been to be a prisoner of war in Borneo. The gardens themselves were really lovely.
Written 1 January 2020
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SuzKL
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia89 contributions
Must visit
Dec 2019 • Family
If you are in Kundasang, pls drop by for a visit. It's very educational for the children. And it's just a very big part of WW2 history that involves the Australian and British. MUST VISIT!!!
Written 12 December 2019
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Jimmy Ong
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia336 contributions
Place to respect special people
Dec 2019 • Family
Nothing much to comment for this place. It's a memorial park for those who have served/protected Sandakan. Respect!
Written 9 December 2019
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Kevin R
Sydney, Australia621 contributions
Dignified and respectful
Nov 2019 • Friends
The War Memorial was built out of respect for those that died in the Sandakan to Ranau “Death Marches”. It is an excellent place to visit and try to imagine the unspeakable horror and atrocities that were inflicted on our soldiers with only 6 survivors out of some 2350 that were forced to march. More so to pay your respects and thanks to them for giving their lives so we could live ours. I recommend you first visit the audio room for a 20 minute presentation on some of the history to get acquainted. The memorial is divided into 4 gardens. The Australian, British, Malaysian Borneo, and the garden of Contemplation where an honour role lists each soldier that died on the 3 marches. You will probably spend an hour here by the time you pay your own respects. It s a place that touches your soul and leaves a lasting effect.
Written 23 November 2019
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Grace8808
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam86 contributions
Pretty garden worths to visit
Nov 2019
A beautiful garden inside to commemorate the brave Australian and British Prisoners of War who died in Sandakan.

The Memorial is made up of four beautiful gardens – the Australian Garden, the English Garden, the Borneo Garden and the Contemplation Garden and Pool – to represent the different nationalities.
Written 21 November 2019
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