Welcome to the Spirit of Malaysia

the Malaysian division of Spirit of Remembrance,

a specialist Battlefield and Remembrance Tours & Travel company.  

This social media website specialises in historical conflict(s) within Malaysia where UK and Commonwealth forces fought in World War 2, the Malaya Emergency and the Indonesia - Malaysia Confrontation.

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The Spirit of Malaysia is brought to you by the *award winning (*PATA GOLD award 2012) official Tourism authority for  Malaysia: Tourism Malaysia - and the one of the world's fastest growing Battlefield and Remembrance Tour experts: Spirit of Remembrance.

The Spirit of Remembrance remembers and honours those whose sacrifices have provided us with the freedom that we enjoy today. Our dedication is from the heart, as we provide a complete form of Remembrance that comes from understanding and explaining the events that has led to the immense sacrifice of hundreds of thousands of our young men and women in innumerable conflicts, over the last century in particular. True understanding of Remembrance comes from visiting where history was made in the company of like minded people and an expert battlefield guide.

Nowhere is this more true than Malaysia, which has been the pivotal point for many important historical conflicts including *World War 2, (*The Malaya Campaign) the communist rebel initiated Malaya Emergency and the Malaysia Confrontation between Malaya and Indonesia.

WORLD WAR 2 (The Malaya Campaign)
*The Malayan Campaign was a campaign fought by Allied and Japanese forces in Malaya, from 8 December 1941 – 31 January 1942 during the Second World War. The campaign was dominated by land battles between British Commonwealth army units, and the Imperial Japanese Army. For the British, Indian, Australian and Malayan forces defending the colony, the campaign was a total disaster.
More on the Malaya World War 2 Campaign here:

MALAYA EMERGENCY: 1948-1960
The Malayan Emergency (Malay: Darurat; Jawi: ضرورت) was a guerrilla war fought between Commonwealth armed forces and the Malayan National Liberation Army (MNLA), the military arm of the Malayan Communist Party, from 1948 to 1960. The Malayan Emergency was the British government's term for the conflict. The MNLA termed it the Anti-British National Liberation War. The rubber plantations and tin mining industries had pushed for the use of the term "emergency" since their losses would not have been covered by Lloyd's insurers if it had been termed a "war." More on the Malaya Emergency here:

MALAYSIA CONFRONTATION 1962-1966
The Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation during 1962–1966 was Indonesia's political and armed opposition to the creation of Malaysia. It is also known by its Indonesian/Malay name Konfrontasi. The creation of Malaysia was the amalgamation of the Federation of Malaya (now West Malaysia) with the crown colony/British protectorate of Sabah and Sarawak (collectively known as British Borneo, now East Malaysia) in September 1963. More on the Malaysia Confrontation here:

We also recognise the contributions of the Armed Forces in our "Remember Them" section and with this in mind we actively promote Coming Home who are the fundraising campaign for Haig Housing Trust raising funds to provide specially adapted homes for seriously wounded and injured Service men and women. We welcome everyone, veterans and their relatives and those researching their family history. Our guides and can help you fill out gaps in your family history.

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Battle of Kampar: In Defence of Malaya

We found this blog and wanted to share it with you. SEPTEMBER 4, 2010 BY by Mr. Chye Kooi Loong PMP Compiled and Published by Khalsa Diwan MalaysiaDedicated in the memory and a Tribute to the brave men who sacrificed their lives for a cause.…See More
Nov 9, 2012
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WWII veteran in Remembrance Day Malaysia service

7 November 2012 Last updated at 16:14The former RAF corporal and radar mechanic served in Burma and was part of the liberation of PenangA World War II veteran is to travel to Malaysia to take part in a Remembrance Day ceremony.Bob Simmons, 86, will lay a wreath at the state cenotaph alongside the British High Commissioner and the Chief Minister of Penang on…See More
Nov 8, 2012

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Battle of Kampar: In Defence of Malaya

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We found this blog and wanted to share it with you.

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WWII veteran in Remembrance Day Malaysia service

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7 November 2012 Last updated at 16:14

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British battle tactics by 1942Malaya

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Before the Japanese invasion of Malaya, the Japanese…

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War in Malaya: Sgt Buntain's diary by 1942Malaya

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THE FOLLOWING MAKES A RATHER INSIGHTFUL STORY FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A RAAF CREW CHIEF DEFENDING…

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