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Sandakan Memorial Park

Mile 8 Jalan Labuk | Taman Rimba, Sandakan 90702, Malaysia
+60 89-275 400
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“death marches” (84 reviews)
“pow camp” (45 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"
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"pow camp"
in 45 reviews
"australian government"
in 19 reviews
"british soldiers"
in 13 reviews
"moving tribute"
in 10 reviews
"an aussie"
in 9 reviews
"fitting tribute"
in 9 reviews
"lost their lives"
in 9 reviews
"during wwii"
in 21 reviews
"brave men"
in 8 reviews
"second world war"
in 16 reviews
"emotional experience"
in 6 reviews
"atrocities committed"
in 6 reviews
"moving place"
in 9 reviews
"small museum"
in 16 reviews
"japanese occupation"
in 11 reviews
"piece of history"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Any visitor to Sandakan should take the time and go to this Memorial. The Australian War Graves Commission in conjuction with the Authorities of Sabah, Sandakan and of course Malaysia have made this worth the visit. Lovely lakes and some old relics of the past...More

Thank John J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very moving and a quick walk around - quite powerful time to learn more about the POWs and what they endured here.

Thank cindy136
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly as an Australian I was not aware of the history of this place. It was fascinating to learn about it in a very tranquil setting . The memorial itself is very informative and very loving. It is set in beautiful gardens, all very well...More

Thank Lions300
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a great place to go. The story of these hero’s is tragic. The building is beautiful and the grounds are really well cared for. Sadly, there were some really annoying loud and disrespectful boys there who made the trip less special

Thank Joeavison
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Little is known about this tragic tale of war The memorial park has been respectfully developed in to what is now a beautiful calm space. The memorial has been built on what was the Sandakan Prison of War camp, a place of such tragedy and...More

Thank SJGillett
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To be honest I wouldn’t had gone here if I hadn’t been taken. However this is a beautifully kept space and the story of the death march well told. I was aware of what had happened in other parts of Asia, eg River Kwai but...More

Thank Sheen W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very small but powerful exhibit in the park tells about the story of the stoicism of these POW's. I felt very moved and inspired. It was a very nice bit of history added to an otherwise nature dominated holiday. It left me much humbled...More

Thank diyabeijing
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the gardens are well kept and the park is well laid out on the site of pow camp No charge to go in the hairs on my neck were on end as it was a very moving place

Thank kay878
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The park has been well laid out on the site of the POW camp in an understated but very effective way and you have to be affected by the stories of the camp and the death marches to Ranau along with the individual tales of...More

1  Thank David C
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Although this is now grown back to a jungle area, it is very moving to read about the Australian and British prisoners of war and their treatment. Definitely worth a visit

Thank Barbara D
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shrinkwrapped3
29 June 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
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.
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sandgroper2015
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.
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