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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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All Australians should come here!

I'm an American that lived in Australia back in the 70s. Visiting this Memorial Park is a Must-Do for any and all Australians that go to Borneo. It makes me proud that the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited here as part of a full day of activity. This is a moving site, very beautiful, but after a joyful day seeing lots of things that are brilliant about Sandakan - suddenly you're learning about the horrors of the second world war and the clash of cultures. Worth visiting on its own, but I'd rather have been prepared for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm an American that lived in Australia back in the 70s. Visiting this Memorial Park is a Must-Do for any and all Australians that go to Borneo. It makes me proud that the Australian government and military have built and maintains such an important historical park. Well done.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was another unexpected part of our tour. We were taken to this POW Memorial Park. The short walk to the museum was lovely through gardens. We thought we would only be there about 10 mins, but it was so interesting reading what happened to the Australian and Japanese here. Albeit it was very sad to learn that they done... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very moving, creates awareness, a credit to the city I would have gladly given a small donation, but they no longer have a collection.

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely park built on a site which once associated with the deaths of ALL but 6 POW’s and up to 16% of the local population. The story of brutality and suffering is a stark reminder of the horrors of war and what human beings can be capable of inflicting on one another. It is very moving to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I was amazed by how somewhere with such a sad history can become such a beautiful place. Well worth a visit!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

The park in which this memorial is set is beautiful, tranquil and well-maintained. For anyone like me (I'm ashamed to say) who didn't previously know about this part of our shared history, it's well worth reading all the information in the chapel. The displays are very well presented, and go into some depth the tragic and awful events that happened... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

It is difficult to keep from getting furious at the Japanese captors of the 1800 Australians and 600 Brits who were starved and worked and walked to death in the final months of WWII in this place, and en route to the west.

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Wellington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is a story that must be told and listened to, so to ensure it can never happen again. An especially poignant message right now, given recent events within the world. As a kiwi we are are normally very aware of the treatment of Australian and New Zealand soldiers in the Asia Pacific during the second world war, but this... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Well-maintained park with a small museum that details the cruelty that took place during WWII. A humbling visit.

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