The Kundasang War Memorial was one of the first memorials to commemorate the brave Australian and British Prisoners of War who died in Sandakan and during the infamous death marches to Ranau during World War II.
The fort-like Memorial was designed by a local architect by the name of J.C. Robinson. It has four interlocking but separate gardens to represent the homelands of those who died: an Australian Garden, a formal English Garden of roses, a Borneo Garden with wild flowers of Kinabalu, and at the top level, is the Contemplation Garden with a reflection pool and pergola.
The memorial is open to local and foreign visitors, not only to view the perfect gardens but to remember those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of others. It is open to visitors with minimal entrance fees charged.
Kundasang is located 90km or about a 2-hours' drive from Kota Kinabalu and only 10 minutes from Kinabalu Park by car.
Who To Contact:
Mr. Sevee Chararuks
Phone: +6019-899 2041
Sabah Tourism Office
Phone: +6088-248 698 / 211