Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Perak War Memorial

There is a war memorial located in the vicinity of the Ipoh Railway Station park. To be exact, it is just in front of The Majestic Station Hotel.

The memorial site is made up of solid stone slabs. It is very likely that this memorial was erected by the British during the colonial era to commemorate their soldiers who were stationed in Perak who gave their lives during the World War II.


This bronze plaque kind of confirmed my first assessment that the memorial is a dedication for the British soldiers during World War II

After Malaysia gained independence, a new plaques were added to the memorial to pay homage to the brave men of Perak who fell in World War I & II. The members of the armed forces, police and civilians are also not forgotten; who sacrificed their lives protecting the nation during the Malayan Emergency (Darurat), Indonesian Confrontation and The Re-Insurgency Period.

10 comments:

SJB said...

this is nice place. will go again this December and this time with all my family.

PUSANG-gala said...

did you incur a lot of casualties during world war Falcon?

reanaclaire said...

i must go and watch out for all these plaques .. thanks for sharing again.. anywhere else u went while in IPOH?

Willie said...

Nice. I didn't get the chance to visit this memorial back then.

Cindy said...

Staying in Ipoh also I don't even know about it, *pai sei...

foongpc said...

Thanks for sharing about this war memorial. I seldom go visit memorial when I am in Ipoh!

wenn said...

well..i hvn't visited that yet..

Borneo Falcon said...

Pusang Gala: I don't think we suffer casualties back in the great wars.

reanaclaire: We basically explore Ipoh old town and Greentown on foot. We had limited time in Ipoh

Superman said...

White man always have better treatment and people do look up on them a lot even they are nobody. Sigh...

the donG said...

that monument is quite notable. landmarks like this are really interesting.

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