Cambodia’s Bloody Recent History

On one of our days off from volunteering in Cambodia we took up the opportunity to visit the S21 Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh. Here we learnt about the viscous and destructive reign of Pol Pot and the devestation it caused to the people of Cambodia. Even today the impact on the people, the communities and the country as a whole is still felt and visible. … More Cambodia’s Bloody Recent History

Borneo History: The Sandakan Death Marches

The Sandakan Death Marches are a dark part of Borneo history from WWII whilst the island was under Japanese occupation. We visited the Kundasang War Memorial and Gardens where we learnt more about these barbaric and futile marches. It started with the Battle of Singapore in 1942 where the Japanese captured English and Australia soldiers. … More Borneo History: The Sandakan Death Marches