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Address: | Taiping Lake Garden, Taiping 34000, Malaysia

Taiping War Cemetery was created by the Army after the defeat of Japan for...

Taiping War Cemetery was created by the Army after the defeat of Japan for the reception of graves brought from the battlefields, from numerous temporary burial grounds, and from village and other civil cemeteries where permanent maintenance would not be possible. There are separate entrances to the two parts, the plots of Christian graves lying on the south-eastern side of the road and the Muslim and Gurkha graves on the opposite side. In the Muslim and Gurkha section the Stone of Remembrance stands in front of a high bank which forms the north-western boundary. The two small shelters in the cemetery have been constructed of local stone, and a low stone wall flanks the road on each side.

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Nothing much to see. Close to Taiping Lake Garden, so you may drop by here to have a look or take some photos. Taiping War Cemetery is to commemorate the hero soldiers. The... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Pay respect to the fallen ones. Passed the cemetery when we were on route to to Bukit Larut. Here you can visit to locations in one day.

Thank David S
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Nothing much to see. Close to Taiping Lake Garden, so you may drop by here to have a look or take some photos. Taiping War Cemetery is to commemorate the hero soldiers. The history or anything related have to find in online, there has no people explain to you.

Thank oliveqiqi
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

There are more than 850 World War II casualties commemorated here. This is the final resting place for World War II servicemen located in Bukit Larut and erected and maintained by Commonwealth War Graves Commission. No charges applicable for visiting. The notable grave here belongs to Royal Air Force Squadrom Leader, Arthur Stewart King. He was one of the first... More 

Thank sargunarao
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

we did not stop long at this destination. it was quick pass by. very clean and well kept. just to show respect

Thank Sunshine Z
Taiping, Malaysia
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

imrealy like to admire everytime past by Taiping War Memorial ground for the upkeeping of the beauty and cleen environment by the british goverment staf who are taking care of this place . we can see the unity of the diferent nation and ethnic who were martyred in the world war one and two for the british who ruled malaya... More 

Thank pvsubramaniam
Puchong, Malaysia
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

We came here after during the evening. There are 2 side of the war cemetary. One side was for the Muslims and Ghurka soldiers graves and the opposite sides was for the Christians graves. We walked in and we can feel the peace. I really can not imagine the family behind those soldiers whom were sacrificed in this cruel war.... More 

Thank TooP4
Amersham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

We have finally made it after having visited Malaysia pretty regularly for the last 15 years. We arrived in the hot midday sun & was completely taken back by the serenity & the well kept site. There was actually a gardener weeding & he said he comes daily!! So humbling & grateful for his hard work. It was also so... More 

Thank Nellie R
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The Taiping War Cemetery is the final resting place for Allied soldiers killed during World War II in Malaya. It is separated into two compounds: one side for Christian graves, the other for non-Christian graves. It is not a huge area, and for the casual visitor it may not have much to offer in terms of things to do, but... More 

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

It's within walking distance of the zoo and it's the only cemetery where Muslims, Christians and Hindus are buried in the same ground. These are the soldier fighting in WOII. Many graves have no name, just mentioning "a soldier of the war 1939-1945, known only to God" The cemetery is very well maintained. It's a beautiful location at the foot... More 

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Reviewed 3 July 2016

The cemetary is best seen morning / evening and allows for quite contemplation. many of the dead were young ... about 20 and lost in WW2 and the 1950's communist insurgency (known as the Emergency). The British were also initially guilty of horrific war crimes before a change a strategy .. and the term "Winning Hearts and Minds" surfaced.

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