Surrender Point

Surrender Point is a place of great historical significance and a must-visit on the Labuan World War II trail.At this very spot on Monday 10th September 1945, Lieutenant General Masao Baba, Commander of the 37th Japanese Army, surrendered the forces under his command and handed his sword over to Major General George Wootten, Commander of the 9th Division of the Australian Imperial Forces. The official surrender ceremony that took place here in a small wooden shack that afternoon marked the end of World War II in Borneo.

Another interesting and historical fact towards this Surrender Point is that this is the place where the trials of the first war crime were conducted in the whole of South East Asia. The nearest attraction that is too having historical means is the Peace Park. The park is built by the Japanese right next to the Surrender Point as they felt sorry for the trouble caused by their forefathers in the past. The park acts as a tribute to respect and appreciate the scarification of the lives that are involved in the World War II. Just as its name, the Peace Park marks the promise between Malaysia and Japan on peace and friendship.

Overlooking the South China Sea, Surrender Point is situated near the beachside in Kampung Layang-Layangan just next to the Peace Park.

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