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Petagas War Memorial

Jalan Kepayan, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Bloody part of KK's history

Petagas War Memorial and the surrounding garden were built to honor local heroes who sacrificed... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2016
Simple and would be informative.

Alas I visited on a public holiday.....closed😞. The garden is a simple layout, main walkway to an... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2016
Damien S
Adelaide, Australia
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Jalan Kepayan, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Reviewed 26 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
Reviewed 11 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.

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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
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
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
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
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

Thank David N
Reviewed 25 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
Reviewed 9 October 2015

It is a very scenic location with nice walks and refreshing swims after. It is however extremely touristy. Massive crowds of people even in the off season.

1  Thank Clare O
Reviewed 29 September 2015

This memorial is very close to the airport and not far out of the city. It is not well known and does not seem to be often visited. Very few locals I have talked about it with were even aware of it. The plaques explain...More

1  Thank Petermac53
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Marlene M
Can anyone tell me,do they have a list of our australian soldiers buried over there? How far is this memorial from the wharf where the tourist ships come in.?.
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