You, Me & Friends “History & Culture” ***Sandakan Memorial Park***

Jun24: Nestled in the heart of Borneo is the Sandakan Memorial Park, which stands as a solemn tribute to the lives lost during one of World War II’s most harrowing chapters. We will visit here whilst on our Borneo Wildlife Adventure.

The memorial park serves as a reminder of the Sandakan Death Marches, a tragic episode in which Allied prisoners of war were subjected to forced marches and unspeakable atrocities by their Japanese captors. The park’s tranquil setting belies the horrors that unfolded here, offering visitors a glimpse into the profound suffering endured by those who perished.

The park features several memorials and monuments dedicated to the prisoners of war, including the Australian and British war cemeteries, where rows of white gravestones stand as silent sentinels honoring the fallen. The peaceful ambiance of the park provides a space for reflection and remembrance, allowing visitors to pay their respects to the brave souls who lost their lives in service of their country.

As you stand amidst the tranquil beauty of the Sandakan Memorial Park, you can’t help feel a deep sense of gratitude for the sacrifices made by those who came before us. It’s a place of solemn remembrance, where the echoes of history serve as a poignant reminder of the enduring human spirit in the face of adversity.

 

 

Oh my gosh, we all had a fantastic day out. Thank you so much. I really didn’t expect to like all those weird and wonderful snacks during the "Curious Food Train" activity, and didn’t think they would all participate. The staff all keep thanking us for such a great day. Looking forward to next years event!