Batu Lintang Teachers' College


 

The Australian government will provide A$40,000 (RM125,900) towards upgrading a memorial in Malaysia, which marks the site where more than 3,000 Australian and other allied prisoners of war were held.


 

Batu Lintang POW Campsite Memorial in Kuching served as a lasting reminder of the brutal treatment endured by thousands of Australians during World War II.


The upgrading work will involve landscaping and installation of a visitor seating area.

More than 15,000 Australian soldiers became prisoners of Japanese forces with the surrender of Singapore in February, 1942.

Batu Lintang, also known as Kuching POW camp, operated as a labour camp, with soldiers and civilians held captive for more than three years.

Throughout this period, prisoners endured harsh conditions including forced labour, food shortages and disease.

Following closure of the camp, the graves of about 500 who died during incarceration were moved to the Labuan War Cemetery.

To honour their memory, the Batu Lintang POW Campsite Memorial was established within the grounds of a nearby teachers training college in 1947

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/4/5/sarawak/11049918&sec=sarawak


 

 

FROM AN ARMY CAMP TO A TEACHERS' COLLEGE

Batu Lintang Teacher Training College

  The book written quite sometime ago (1995) is an account of Batu Lintang - how it progressed from being a camp for the British Army towards becoming a Prisoner of War camp for the British and Allied Forces captured by the Japanese and then becoming a Japanese POW camp run by the Allied Forces before finally becoming the Batu Lintang Teachers Training College by the late 1940s.

What most Bruneians do not know also is that the association of this camp with Brunei. It housed the Punjab Platoon that was supposed to protect Brunei but in reality only burned the oil rigs from falling to the Japanese (the Japanese managed to stop the fire and actually managed to get production still), those same soldiers were then captured and kept as POW, some Bruneians who joined as policemen during the Japanese occupation was also kept as prisoners when the Allied Forces occupied Brunei and finally when it became a college, a number of early Brunei teachers were trained there as well as a number of Brunei students (the college also ran a school).

 
     



 LIST OF TEACHER TRAINING COLLEGES AND INSTITUTES IN MALAYSIA
Institut Bahasa
Maktab Perguruan Batu Lintang
Maktab Perguruan Batu Pahat
Maktab Perguruan Besut
Institut Perguruan Darul Aman
Maktab Perguruan Gaya
Maktab Perguruan Ilmu Khas
Maktab Perguruan Ipoh
Maktab Perguruan Islam Bangi
Maktab Perguruan Keningau
Maktab Perguruan Kent
Maktab Perguruan Kinta Ipoh
Maktab Perguruan Kota Bharu
Maktab Perguruan Kuala Terengganu
Maktab Perguruan Mohd. Khalid
Maktab Perguruan Perempuan Melayu
Maktab Perguruan Persekutuan Pulau Pinang
Maktab Perguruan Raja Melewar
Maktab Perguruan Rajang
Maktab Perguruan Sains Bintulu
Maktab Perguruan Sandakan
Maktab Perguruan Sarawak
Maktab Perguruan Sri Kota
Maktab Perguruan Sultan Abdul Halim
Maktab Perguruan Teknik
Maktab Perguruan Temenggong Ibrahim
Maktab Perguruan Tengku Ampuan Afzan
Maktab Perguruan Tuanku Bainun
 

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