8 Memorials in Malaysia that you should visit - With photos & details

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8 Memorials to explore in Malaysia

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Atkinson Clock TowerKota Kinabalu, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

The Atkinson Clock Tower is the oldest standing structure in Kota Kinabalu. The clock tower was built in the memory of Francis George Atkinson, Jesselton's first district officer who died of Malaria or ‘Borneo Fever’ at the age of 28 in December 1902.

Birch Memorial Clock Tower31650 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

The clock tower was constructed to commemorate James W. W. Birch, the first British Resident of the state of Perak and unveiled in 1909. It has a mother bell and four smaller bells which used to strike the chimes.

Double Six Memorial ParkGrace Garden, 88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

The Double Six Monument is a memorial that marks the site of 6 June 1976 fatal plane crash known as the Double Six Tragedy bearing the first Chief Minister of Sabah, Tun Fuad Stephens, as well as six other State ministers.

Kompleks Sejarah Pasir Salak36800 Kampung Gajah, Perak, Malaysia

The historical complex sits in the traditional Malay houses. It features various memorials erected to honor Malaysian heroes, as well as a watchtower, stage, cannon, etc.

Kundasang War MemorialJalan Kundasang Kauluan, Kundasang, 89300 Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia

Built at the foothills of Mount Kinabalu, the Kundasang War Memorial Park commemorates the Prisoners of War from Australia and Britain, along with the locals who attempted to help them, who died during World War II at the hands of the Japanese.

Proclamation Of Independence MemorialMemorial Pengisytiharan Kemerdekaan, Jalan Parameswara, Bandar Hilir, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia

The Proclamation of Independence Memorial is a museum in Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia. The museum is housed in an elegant Dutch colonial mansion. The two golden onion domes located at the top of the building embellish the stark white stucco. The memorial exhibits records and photos of the early era of Malay Sultanate. It also displays the journey of Malaysia from independence and its modern development.

Sandakan Memorial ParkMile 8, Jalan Labuk, Taman Rimba, 90702 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

Sandakan Memorial Park commemorates the lives of thousands of allied prisoners of war who perished in Borneo at the hands of their Japanese captors.

Taiping War Cemetery34000 Taiping, Perak, Malaysia

The Taiping War Cemetery is the final resting place for Allied personnel who were killed during World War II, particularly the Malayan Campaign and the Japanese occupation of Malaya. There are more than 850 World War II casualties commemorated in this cemetery, including more than 500 who remain unidentified.