Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sandakan Memorial Park

The Sandakan Memorial Park is adjacent to the World War Two prison camp, on the site of the massacre of 2,400 Australian and British prisoners-of-war in the hands of the Japanese, in the closing days of the Second World War, between January and August 1945. It is located about 11 km from the centre of Sandakan. Memorials to those who perished in the war can be seen in the park, surrounded by greeneries and ponds. There is also a small museum that documents the war history, along with rusting relics of the war. Negotiate a taxi to take you there (15 min), and expect to pay around RM 30 including waiting time Entry is free.


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