Sandakan Memorial Park, Sandakan

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#2 of 13 in Museums in Sabah
Visit Sandakan Memorial Park, a powerful historical site commemorating Allied prisoners of war. Built in the grounds of the former Sandakan camp, the memorial honors the lives of 2,345 POWs that died during the Sandakan and Ranau death marches, when the country was occupied by Japanese forces during World War II. A simple black obelisk marks the beginning of the route marched by the prisoners, and bears a moving inscription in dedication to their lives and service. Plan a Sandakan trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • the gardens are well kept and the park is well laid out on the site of pow camp No charge to go in the hairs on my neck were on end as it was a very moving place  more »
  • The park has been well laid out on the site of the POW camp in an understated but very effective way and you have to be affected by the stories of the camp and the death marches to Ranau along with th...  more »
  • Although this is now grown back to a jungle area, it is very moving to read about the Australian and British prisoners of war and their treatment. Definitely worth a visit  more »
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  • Small but nice park. Close to the airport, so if you have 2 hours waiting time you could go there (with Grab just RM3), stroll around and read about Sandakans history during WWII.
  • Beautiful park and very well maintained paths. You can feel the history. Impressive! We when there with a minibus per person 2rm about 35min from see front.
  • A beautiful place set up to honor those courageous men who fought in WW2 to defend the weak from the vile chain of imperialism and colonization until the very end of their lives. The place is well kept with sky towering trees and ponds, yet very informative with pictures of WW2 in their display. It's a very good place to enjoy the serenity of nature and relax, and you wouldn't realize that you are actually in the middle of a residential area.
  • Disable path is provided for those on wheelchairs. Good maintenance & nice park in town i could say.
  • Have a walk and jog here.. Close to taman sejati and supermarket and also the street food like pisang goreng and etc
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