Set in a beautifully landscaped area, the Peace Park in Labuan, Malaysia, serves as a World War II memorial and poignant reminder of the horrors of war.
Labuan was under Japanese occupation for four years before being yielded to Allied Forces on 10th September 1945.
The park was built by the Japanese as a symbol of peace, harmony and friendship as well as a tribute to those who lost their lives in Borneo during World War II.
It was handed over to then Sabah Chief Minister, Datuk Harris Salleh, on April 14, 1984 (before Labuan became a Federal Territory). The park remains funded by the Japanese till this day.
Also known as Taman Damai, the Peace Park’s serene grounds feature a large, raised memorial mound surrounded by two prominent arched walls, picturesque gazebos as well as Japanese-themed ponds and bridges.
Labuan Peace Park is the only one of its kind in the country.