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Surrender Point, Labuan Island

Visit Surrender Point, an historical site commemorated with simple, small memorial. The place where Japanese forces officially surrendered to Australian Major General George Wootten on September 10, 1945, the memorial marks the location of international importance, while also commemorating the lives lost in the Pacific Theater. Simple information panels tell the story of World War II in the wider arena and detail the grimness and struggle of life on the island during the war. The memorial sits adjacent to the Peace Park, a shared venture between Malaysian and Japanese authorities that's designed to draw the two countries closer together in the modern era. Plan your Surrender Point visit and explore what else you can see and do in Labuan Island using our Labuan Island trip itinerary planning app .
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  • A place of special significance to the people of Borneo and Australia. As always these places are very moving and humbling .  more »
  • Some info there, which gives one a good review of this historical spot. Plates on the memorials have been stolen but new ones are to be placed in the near future...  more »
  • We were not aware of this place and it was a very pleasant surprise to come across it. The Japanese army surrendered to the Australians here and there are some great photos and other monuments. Unfort...  more »
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  • The famous historical site in Labuan Island is definitely none other than the Japanese Surrender Point. This is where the Japanese officially surrendered their ruling on Labuan to the Australian in charge. About 50 meters away from the surrender point, the ceremony of signing and the handover took place. Lieutenant General Masao Baba officially handed his sword as a sign of handover to Major General George Wootten during the ceremony. This ceremony marks the end of World War II in Borneo. Another interesting and historical fact towards this Surrender Point is that this is the place where the trials of the first war crime were conducted in the whole of South East Asia. The nearest attraction that is too having historical means is the Peace Park. The park is built by the Japanese right next to the Surrender Point as they felt sorry for the trouble caused by their forefathers in the past. The park acts as a tribute to respect and appreciate the scarification of the lives that are involved in the World War II. Just as its name, the Peace Park marks the promise between Malaysia and Japan on peace and friendship.
  • Full of history when the japanese era ,after that can enjoy the best malaysian food by walking distance by sitting enjoy the beach
  • Nice place to study history and wait for sunset... Nice satey at the food stall near the beach.
  • It's good for historial lover
  • Best place to see sunset, and a lot of food stall.

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