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Kundasang War Memorial, Sabah

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The Kundasang War Memorial is a memorial located in Kundasang in the Malaysian state of Sabah, which is dedicated to the British and Australian soldiers who died in the Sandakan POW camp during their death marches to Ranau. Besides that, it also recognises the suffering and sacrifice of the native population of Sabah.LocationThe memorial is located in the small town of Kundasang, about 55 kilometres from the state capital of Kota Kinabalu.BackgroundThe establishment of the memorial can be traced back to Major G.S. Carter DSO, a New Zealand war veteran and employee of the Shell Oil Co. (Borneo), who gave the ideas for the construction of the memorial in 1962. The construction was later led by Mr. JC Robinson who is a local architect. However, due to insufficient revenue for upgrading as the memorial covers a large area, it fell into disrepair even though the Sabah state government injected some funds in 1995.In 2005, a native Thai pensioner, Mr. Sevee Charuruks from Kota Kinabalu, undertook the restoration as a private retirement project. In subsequent years, the Australian government was also involved in several contributions to the further restoration. Such as the contribution of 120,000 MYR for the fencing of the plot, MYR350,000 for the Australian Memorial Hall (which to serves the screening of documentaries), MYR120,000 in the demolition and reconstruction of the concrete wall in the Contemplation Garden and another MYR14,000 for the construction of the Confrontation Memorial.
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  • This is a nice War Memorial with different gardens set aside for English,Australian,Borneo and Contemplation. They certainly honour the war dead  more »
  • Surrounded by the nature with high mountains, blue sky and colourful flowers, it is great getaway from city life  more »
  • If you're not into history at least come over to marvel at the beautiful gardens they have built to honor the POWs who passed on during the world war. I love war history so this was a gem for my dad a...  more »
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  • Grounds are beautiful and memorial and info centre was detailed but not overwhelming. Incredibly hot inside as not well ventilated and many biting insects...have your deet on hand! Well worth a visit.
  • Its worth you time visiting this place to learn about the history. But you need to climb a bit and its not accessible by wheelchair. The entrance also looks a bit hidden.
  • A nice and serene place tucked away in the busy town. The entrance fee is cheap and it's a good place to spend half hour to learn about the town's history in relation to WW2. It has nice and pretty garden. Worth your half hour's time.
  • One of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ranau - Sandakan death march!
  • Id kahandaman sojor mantad Australia, New Zealand, Singapore om England. Minintana yolo mantad Sandakan minuwaya gouton gisom ogumu nokopojulan noontok kinoudipon om noligaganan. Kinaraato dilo sojor do Japan, tontok di Sangod Pomogunan II, nga kadi tulun do hiti, ogumu tulun Dusun minakadai id kolidasan dilo sojor ngawi..