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Mile 8 Jalan Labuk | Taman Rimba, Sandakan 90702, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Booked a trip to the Selingan Island, Sepilok and Sandakan Memorial Park via Nasalis Larvatus Tours. Many thanks to Ms. Jacky for all of your arrangement and hospitality from beginning. Mr. Aljun & Mr. Sapri, a very helpful and friendly drivers during pick up and...More

Thank Susilawati I
Reviewed 5 days ago

The gardens and memorial are beautifully presented and the historical display of the war camps and the Death March are very moving. Definitely worth a visit, we must not forget.

Thank Gill1961
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent an hour in here wandering around getting a feel of the place. Lovely place to reflect on the atrocities that went on here. Exhibition room has great photos and stories to read through.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Until I started planning a trip to Borneo, mostly to see orangutans in the wild and Balikpapan, where my grandfather was wounded in WWII, I wasn't really aware of what the military campaign there involved. My visit to the memorial park was a real eye...More

Thank Kara P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful garden to walk through, give yourself time to read the very sad history of the courageous soldiers from the Sandakan Prisoner of war and from the death march.

Thank Michele Ann W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful tribute to all those who lost their lives in the Death March during the end of the Second World War, the people of Borneo have done an amazing job of celebrating the bravery of all those who suffered at this time.

Thank Joanne B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Possibly one of the most beautiful parks I’ve seen generally, benches and walkways throughout and feels like you’re in the heart of the jungle. The information given is really informative and emotive and there’s a short video to watch. Really important to visit whilst in...More

Thank mnott617
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly we only had a 30 minute visit here on way to Sandakan airport. It really was a beautiful and tranquil park - a fitting tribute to the atrocities that took place here. The information was very comprehensive and moving. Definitely worth a visit and...More

Thank SRBubbly
Reviewed 15 August 2018

These gardens are a tribute to the fallen during the closing of the second World War. They are immaculately kept, and the story is graphic in the info hut. Take a stroll and reflect on seriously troubled times in the world.

Thank swannie00450
Reviewed 15 August 2018

A very sombe place to visit. Very well presented memorial remembering the sad and painful history of WW2, particularly the dreadful manner in which the Japanese military treated our POWs. Gled we made time to visit and remember. Lest we forget.

Thank SerpicoOz
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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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