Jalan Sungai Lada, Labuan, Malaysia
Surrender Point Labuan Reviews
Monument of the japanese surrender on Labuan Jun 09, 2011
Surrender Point is located directly next to the Peace Park and I thought it would a special landmark of such an event, the surender of the japanese forces to the australian forces on the september 9th, 1945, marking the end of World War 2 on Labuan and Borneo.
The location of the monument is about 50 metres from the actual surrender point. The site was also used for war trials against japanese soldiers for their atrocities during the war.
The monument itself was being reconstructed when Karena and I were there. A partially round, unfinished brick wall surrounded the 2 monuments. A large stone with a bronze plaque that had writing and images on it. And a smaller stone, with another plaque, marking the occasion of the surrender.
I do hope that the monument is properly restored by now, because it looked far from complete when we're there. If you're at the Peace Park, you can have a look for a few minutes to read the text on the plaques. I expected more of the monument myself.
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