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Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - The Sandakan Death March (State Of Sarawak)
JTC (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - The Sandakan Death March (State Of Sarawak)

Poem By john tiong chunghoo

Sandakan death march
the march that still marches on
in some lives

death march anniversary
two recall a death march
on the close of a life march

Sandakan death march
now you can do it
for a fee

Sandakan death march
a death march
kept alive

Sandakan death march
now you to pay to go on
the same march

(There is a travel company in Kota Kinabalu, the capital in the Malaysian State of Sabah, which can help organise a walk on the death march route with a minimum of say eight people)

MELBOURNE: The fallen Australian soldiers of the notorious Sandakan death march were remembered at an emotional ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.
About 90 Australians, mostly relatives of those who perished in the forced march, turned up Friday to hear talks by two former prisoners of war (PoWs) recalling the horror days of World War II.
The event was organised by the Shrine of Remembrance chief executive Denis Baguley and Sabah Tourism representative in Australia Gwenda Zappala.
Despite their age, Sandakan PoWs Leslie (Bunny) Glover,88, and Robert (Bob) Ellice-Flint,90, who travelled from Queensland to be here, recalled vividly, for over an hour, their horror days in Sandakan, Sabah.
In the incident between January and March 1945, over 1,000 Australian and British PoWs were forced to march across 260km of treacherous terrain and dense jungle from the Sandakan prison camp to Ranau. Only six Australian PoWs survived.

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