Sandakan Memorial Park, Sandakan

4.4
#2 of 10 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. Put Sandakan Memorial Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Sandakan vacation builder.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Worth a visit to read some of the history of the prisoners of war who worked and died here. Pleasant gardens to walk around. 30 to 45 minutes should be good.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    I went out here not really knowing anything about the Australian and British soldiers who were imprisoned and killed in Sabah. The memorial park is on the site of a POW camp, which is where the "Death...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    A beautiful park which hides the atrocities that took place here in WWII. The stories telling of the horrors are touching and easily bring a tear to the eye. The site is so clean and well kept it is a...  more »
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  • July 12, 2017
    A very nice and well kept park with tall trees, ponds and greenery. Probably15-20mins to circle the entire cement / wooden walk ways. Signage depicting stories from the past and a few relics/structure (not many) left from war can be seen along the way. Stop to take a read. The center house in the middle of the park houses the information point where you have a short video presentation to watch, miniature 3D map the prison camp and more stories can be found here. There was this very nice friendly lady from the park staff that greets you as you enter. Ask her all the questions.
  • August 24, 2017
    Well kept park. Clean. Nice greenery garden. Marking is good. A must place in Sandakan.
  • August 2, 2017
    A must do for all current and former serving Australian /british military personnel a very special place.lest we forget.
  • February 18, 2017
    This place is well done and well taking care of. Worth taking time to visit for a slow and solemn couple of hours.
  • September 8, 2017
    Good place to learn some history

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On the main road leading into Sandakan simple hotels offer comfortable rooms, providing easy access to the area's natural attractions. In the town itself, the most popular accommodations cluster around the harbor and surrounding districts. Close to the water, you can find everything from backpacker hostels to popular chain hotels. Have a look at Jalan Leila, running west of the harbor--here, well-placed hotels ensure ease of travel to surrounding areas.
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