Sandakan Memorial Park, Sandakan

4.5
#2 of 14 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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  • I didn't have time to read all the stories in the exhibition room/ museum, as didn't have that long there, so sad, the gardens are set out very nicely, and peaceful. very humbling to think of what tho...  more »
  • This is a very informative and beautiful setting to remember both the POWs and the locals who tried to help them. It is very peaceful. It is about 30 minutes drive from Sandakan I had a great taxi dri...  more »
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  • If it were just a park you may think 'nice park' but it's much more than a park. You can discover the harsh realities that people endure during war and the ghastly behaviours that some people are capable of inflicting on others.  You can learn about what happened here but at the same time you are likely to learn something about yourself as you will find that the compassionate side of your true nature rises to the surface. It's easy to to read what went on and decide that it was wrong but did we really learn anything? This is still going on in many parts of the world today. Anyway, nice park, come pay it a visit
  • Clean and Peaceful place. The memorial is in a good condition. The Entry is free and is well prepared with historical explanation.
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