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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We were there in the evening. The offices in the Park were closing. There were a few interesting old parts of the camp that were restored and displayed. more »
What a brilliant surprise. The Australians have done a wonderful job. You can download an app which tells you all about the camp and the death march. Never knew about this camp but it is a story that.... more »
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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