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Petagas War Memorial

Jalan Kepayan, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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This monument was built to commemorate those who fought for Malaysia during WWII. It is really easy... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
minimize940314
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Torrance, California
Great part of local history.

We had time to kill at the airport so we decided to duck across and check this memorial out. It... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Axell33
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Baldivis, Australia
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16 Aug 2017
“Monument”
29 Jun 2017
“Great part of local history.”
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Jalan Kepayan, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

This monument was built to commemorate those who fought for Malaysia during WWII. It is really easy to access!

Thank minimize940314
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

We had time to kill at the airport so we decided to duck across and check this memorial out. It was well worth the time. The memorial is well kept and the history behind taught me about something I never knew happen, which also gave...More

Thank Axell33
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Petagas War Memorial and the surrounding garden were built to honor local heroes who sacrificed their life to defend Sabah during the Japanese occupation in World War 2. The Memorial is actually built on the location where members and sympathizers from 'The Kinabalu Guerrillas' were...More

Thank KarolaRS
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Alas I visited on a public holiday.....closed😞. The garden is a simple layout, main walkway to an information memorial. From the main town it is a quick drive in a taxi. Worth a visit if you have the time.

2  Thank Damien S
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

We all Malaysians need to visit and read about the struggles of these remembered Sabahans who sacrificed for the state/ nation against the Japanese during WW2

Thank Bhupinder2010
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Reviewed 24 February 2016

I enjoyed visiting the memorial, beautiful tranquil setting where you can reflect on the lives lost in the two World Wars. Amazing to find such a place in the middle of a busy bustling Asian city. Recommend this to all visitors.

Thank Claire W
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Very close to KK Airport. Take a trip down memory lane to the fight the brave Chinese had against overpowering odds of the Japanese

Thank BobP1650
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

This Petagas War Memorial is poorly maintained. The deeds of the locals during World War II against the Japanese have been let down by this rather pathetic attempt as a remembrance place. We expected something a lot better.

Thank Edmond0218
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

We have driven past this memorial a few times and having visited other war memorials we decided it was long over due to visit Petagas memorial and pay our respects to the fallen. One reason we did not visit before is that it is just...More

1  Thank David N
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

The site is the former massacre site of the Kwok rebellion rebels who were executed by the Japanese army during world war two during the short lived rebellion by both chinese, indian, and natives against the invading army. Well worth a visit with a taxi...More

Thank Diving-Addiction00
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Marlene M
17 November 2015|
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Response from Petermac53 | Reviewed this property |
Greetings, Petagas Memorial is only about 10 k's from the harbour. All Australian war graves are on Labuan . A list can be found on website of Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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