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Mile 8 Jalan Labuk | Taman Rimba, Sandakan 90702, Malaysia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This park is situated where the Sandakan Death camp was situated Relics of this horrendous time in history remain but more importantly is the now memorial to the service personal who died and where buried here. A very emotional park but so worth the visit...More

Thank KeenTraveller12372
Reviewed 1 week ago

A place any Australian or British traveller should visit and even a Japanese traveller for that matter. Download the smartphone app on arrival using the wifi at the office and it provides a commentary whilst you walk to the various stations of interest within the...More

Thank slip20182018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful park and well designed memorial dedicated to the Pow of WWII. Lots of info on the history of the site and the POW that were held there.

Thank 221jennir
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well explained by our tour group leader, but one we got started on the easy to follow path way, we soon reached the main building where so much information was available, in terms of text, pictures , diarama and video presentation. Excellent!

Thank Wayne R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are Australian and felt it would be a nice idea to go and pay our respects at the memorial park. We are very happy we did. Although it is heartbreaking to read the stories and hear the facts of the horrendous treatment of our...More

Thank 131jodieg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Years ago as a child I had heard about the Sandakan Death March and the POW camp and i was determined that someday I would visit to pay my respect. It seems that not many people know of this story of 2500 POWs being forced...More

Thank Rockmelon1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I nearly didn’t go to this memorial as we weren’t sure it would be worth the trip out of town, but we are so glad we did. The park is a beautifully designed and curated memorial to a horrific, and little known...More

Thank Felicity F
Reviewed 12 October 2018

In September and October 2017 my wife and I visited delightful Malaysian Borneo visiting attractions in both Sarawak and Sabah. Included in the Sabah section was a visit to Sandakan Memorial Park. A visit to the Sandakan Memorial Park is a reflective and very solemn...More

1  Thank OrderintheHouse
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Before visitng Sabah, my wife and I had no idea about the fate of POWs at Sandakan and the horrific Sandakan Death Marches. The information centre is well presented, with comprehensive details of the horrific treatment of over 2000 POWs. The grounds are beautifully maintained,...More

Thank oznewbie
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We visited here with our guide Christopher. His ancestors were in Sandakan pre WW2 so must be sad memories for him also. A place for contemplation here, very serene. The park is well cared for with a path surrounding the park that gives one time...More

1  Thank BopeepPerth
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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
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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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Darryl E
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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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