Jalan Sungai Lada, Labuan, Malaysia
Peace Park Labuan Reviews
Very nice monument for peace after World War 2 Jun 09, 2011
The Peace Park was constructed with funds from the Japan Shipbuilding Industry Foundation, as well as by families of the dead and comrades in arm from some industrial firms. The reason for this, was because Japan genuinely felt sorry for what happened on Labuan Island during World War 2.
On April 14, 1984, the Peace Park was handed over to the Sabah Chief Minister, Datuk Harris Salleh by Mitsunori Ueki of the South Pacific Memorial Association Incorporation in Japan. Untill this day, the funding still comes from Japan to keep the Peace Park in good condition.
Karena and I went there as part of our private tour of the island. The park is very nice, very well maintained and is a good place to walk around in. A large manmade hill with 2 arched walls are the centerpoint of the park, with many trees along paths.
There are also other monuments, as well as a small pond with a bridge over it and a giant stone with the carving of the words: "Peace Is The Best". The admission to the park is free and although it's not what everyone may like to visit on their holiday, I do recommend to stop for a while there.
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