The heart-wrenching sacrifice of the brave and the fallen are revered at the Petagas War Memorial. The memorial was built in remembrance of those who lost their lives defending Sabah during the Japanese occupation in World War II. The Memorial is located on the exact spot where 176 Sabahan guerillas were massacred on January 21st, 1944.
Beautiful plaques are inscribed with the names of those who died, with well-kept lawns surrounding the area. Every year, a memorial service is held here on January 21st to commemorate those who fought and fell during the war.
A 15-minute taxi ride from the city centre will cost around RM17.00 per taxi. You can also take Bus No. 17B (headed in the direction of Putatan) from the bus station in front of the Wawasan Plaza shopping centre.
Inform the bus driver your destination and he will bring you to proper drop off point. Buses run between 6:30am to 8pm and fares are at RM2.00 per person.
Admission is free
Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu
(Kota Kinabalu City Hall)
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