COMMEMORATING 75 YEARS AFTER THE SANDAKAN DEATH MARCHES

Of more than 2,000 POW, only 6 survived the Death March from Sandakan to Ranau in 1945 during WWII. On 15th August, 2020, we commemorate the 75th year since the Sandakan Death March and we invite you to be present, as we remember those who made sacrifices in this time of war. Lest We Forget.

Date:

15th August 2020

Venue:

Sandakan Memorial Park
Mile 8, Taman Rimba, Sandakan, Sabah

Time:

7:00am – 8:30am

Contact information: sandakanday2020@sabahtourism.com

Sandakan Death Marches

Remember the fallen heroes of the Australian and British prisoners-of-war (POW) who endured the notorious Death Marches from Sandakan to Ranau in 1945.

The POW were brought to Sandakan from Singapore by the Japanese to build a military airstrip in 1942. All were place at the Sandakan POW Camp, which is now known as the Sandakan Memorial Park.

At the end of January 1945, the first of the three Death Marches took place, where the POW were force-marched from Sandakan to Ranau. A torturous march for the POW, as they were not only malnourished but also ill-treated by their captors. Many lives perished during these Death Marches, at the end of the war, only six survived.

On August 15, 2020, we commemorate the 75th year since the Death March and we invite you to be present as we remember those who made sacrifices in this time of war. Lest We Forget.