Taiping War Cemetery is on the western coast of Malaysia abut 60 miles south east of Penang.
It is only one mile from the town of Taiping and is in two sections as the road runs through the centre. It was created after the end of the war to serve those who died in the surrounding battlefields when the Japanese were defeated. Numerous other graves were removed from various temporary sites and transferred to this permanent site after the war.
It is on a flat level site with a forest of trees covering the hills to the east and south.
The total number of burials is 866 and they are marked with the white upright headstones. There are flower borders filled with colourful shrubs, gardenia and scarlet hibiscus.
Both the two separate sections have their own entrance and one is the Christian section.. This has an avenue of trees between the graves that leads towards the Cross of Sacrifice.