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Sandakan Memorial Park

Mile 8 Jalan Labuk | Taman Rimba, Sandakan 90702, Malaysia
+60 89-275 400
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  • Excellent65%
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“death marches” (85 reviews)
“pow camp” (46 reviews)
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Mile 8 Jalan Labuk | Taman Rimba, Sandakan 90702, Malaysia
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+60 89-275 400
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"death marches"
in 85 reviews
"pow camp"
in 46 reviews
"australian government"
in 19 reviews
"british soldiers"
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"an aussie"
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"fitting tribute"
in 9 reviews
"lost their lives"
in 9 reviews
"during wwii"
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"brave men"
in 8 reviews
"dawn service"
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"second world war"
in 16 reviews
"small museum"
in 17 reviews
"moving place"
in 9 reviews
"japanese occupation"
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"piece of history"
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"peaceful place"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set in a landscaped garden this memorial park commemorates the Australian and British prisoners of war who were held by the Japanese between 1942-1945. The gallery has many photos and some letters written by the POWs. Poignant , sad and shows the pain suffered during...More

Thank sweepengchan2016
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Memorial Park is a well laid out tribute to a part of Australia's history on foreign shores. A must do in Sandakan. Might be worth a Google search to read up on the facts before visiting. A moving tribute to those who fought to...More

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A tasteful and peaceful memorial park despite it being the very same venue where the POW camp was located. The exhibition displays promoted an understanding of the inflictions suffered however with pathos. It is always a worthy effort to commit to . Gaining insight and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now featuring beautiful gardens and a beautiful place for reflection. Incredible to imagine the horrors inflicted by the Japanese on the Australian and English POWs incarcerated there during WW2. The history and videos featured in the Memorial Park are most sobering, and the gardens, maintenance...More

Thank robyn r
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice cooling park that houses a World War Two war memorial in remembrance of the allied prisoners who died defending the land most of whom are Australians. The japanese forced the allied prisoners to take the arduous death marches from Sandakan to...More

Thank JamesKMTan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this park as part of a tour group and was very pleasantly surprised how well this atrocity back in 1945 was presented. The gardens ere lovely, the information boards very well presented and the whole park provided a good presentation of an event...More

Thank BobBonHere
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had no idea of the actrocities of the death marches of the Japanese occupation of WW2. This is an Australian memorial to all the people who died in very cruel circumstances, with only 4 survivors. A hidden and under-publicised atrocity. Glad we went.

1  Thank ceedeebev
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem in Sandakan. Such a beautiful respectful garden. The fact it is located on the same ground that has such meaning is even more moving. The video and display area is well worth a look. We were very impressed with the...More

1  Thank Suzie3064
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well laid out park and gardens, with a informative educational centre about Sandakan POW and its place in history. its moving, emotional and a suitable tribute to those unfortunates who went through there.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So moving to visit here. Extremely well cared for and most informative. Best kept toilet facilities we found on our tour.

Thank jacquieb1
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shrinkwrapped3
June 29, 2017|
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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
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shrinkwrapped3
June 29, 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.
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sandgroper2015
May 11, 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.
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