Sandakan Memorial Park

Sandakan Memorial Park

Lest we forget

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On the site of a World War II prisoner of war camp, Sandakan Memorial Park is dedicated to those who lost their lives here in the camp, on the infamous “Sandakan Death Marches” and at Ranau, where the marches ended. The memorial also commemorates the local heroes of the underground resistance movement. It's a beautiful place, with a terrible history.

Travelfish says:
It's a peaceful memorial. Photo by: Sally Arnold.
It's a peaceful memorial. Photo: Sally Arnold

The beautifully landscaped gardens and ponds are a moving remembrance and offer a moment of quiet contemplation. Maps and signboards mark a few remaining rusty relics and the layout of the former camp. Today the peaceful park seems a far cry from the atrocities that took place here and is popular with ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 100 words.)

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Sally spent twelve years leading tourists around Indonesia and Malaysia where she collected a lot of stuff. She once carried a 40kg rug overland across Java. Her house has been described as a cross between a museum and a library. Fuelled by coffee, she can often be found riding her bike or petting stray cats. Sally believes travel is the key to world peace.

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