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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%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“death marches” (88 reviews)
“pow camp” (47 reviews)
LOCATION
Mile 8 Jalan Labuk | Taman Rimba, Sandakan 90702, Malaysia
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+60 89-275 400
Ways to Experience Sandakan Memorial Park
US$726 per adult
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"death marches"
in 88 reviews
"pow camp"
in 47 reviews
"australian government"
in 19 reviews
"british soldiers"
in 13 reviews
"moving tribute"
in 11 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
"dawn service"
in 7 reviews
"second world war"
in 17 reviews
"small museum"
in 17 reviews
"moving place"
in 9 reviews
"japanese occupation"
in 12 reviews
"piece of history"
in 9 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The information was interesting and the environment conducive to reflection and respectful remembrance. Kept adults and children engaged for some considerable time.

Thank JulieJulie88
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are lovely, and the information provided about the stories of the POW's kept here is moving and important to know. Lest we forget.

Thank SuzFromOz
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this site and took in some of the scenery before going to read all about the camp plus the death march. So much to see so much to take your breath away with the inhumanities that were inflicted on the British and Australian troops....More

Thank Ray069
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sandakan Memorial was quite sad. 787 Australian prisoners of war had to walk death marches in Borneo towards the end of WWII. Only 6 Australians survived. The plaque is fixed on marble and it shows the region where the death marshes had happened. They...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Honouring veterans are an important thing. However i felt that this is very Australian centric in honouring war heroes. There are many more unsung heroes of the World War 2 across Malaysia. I don't agree that this is the No.1 site for Sandakan therefore a...More

Thank Alaksander
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very proud that our nation has supported this important monument to what are a forgotten group in our history. I must admit I didn't know anything about the Sandakan Death Marches before our recent trip to Borneo and any Aussie who doesn't shed a tear...More

Thank Stephen L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The loss of life and suffering that forms the background to this park is horrendous. The park is a fine memorial to those who lost their lives and well worth a visit to learn about and reflect on the past. There is an excellent small...More

1  Thank Bryan B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with my wife as part of a tour group A quiet, thought proving, memorial to the several thousand allied soldiers who were sent on a death march by the Japanese towards the end of the second world war. There is a path to follow...More

Thank Geoffers1817
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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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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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Darryl E
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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