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MEMORIALS are not just static pieces of art, they also hold a deeper meaning by representing community memory and illustrating our past.
Make a trip to the war memorials on Remembrance Day for a reminder of the struggles in achieving the country’s independence. Remembrance Day is observed on Nov 11 annually in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries to remember the end of World War I.
Sometimes, a trip to a foreign country is not complete without a visit to a museum or historical site, to learn more about the destination’s past.
The Penang War Museum’s prime seafront hillside location in Batu Maung affords a magnificent view of the Strait of Malacca. Originally a military fortress built by the British in the 1930s, its scenic location, however, is just a fleeting distraction for visitors.
PETALING JAYA: It is high time the international community gives due recognition to the Asian forced labourers of the Thai-Burma Death Railway.
The infamous Death Railway from Thailand to Burma was built more than 76 years ago by prisoners of war and slave labourers.
The construction of the Siam-Burma railway, aka the Death Railway, claimed tens of thousands of lives. Among them was a large group of Sikhs, whose role was little known.
TOKYO (Reuters) - To the casual observer, 95-year-old Lee Hak-rae could be just another elderly person in Japan. Surrounded by pictures of his family and paintings by his great-grandchildren, Lee potters about his cluttered living room on the outskirts of Tokyo.
MELAKA: A signboard with the word “Alor Gajah” and part of a forlorn concrete platform are all that is left of the railway in the state.