Kwong Tong Cemetery is the largest and oldest cemetery located in Kuala Lumpur
. It covers an approximate area of 333 acres of land and is the final resting place of many notable pioneers in Malaysia. In 2007, the 112-year-old cemetery was named a Heritage Park.
Nanyang Volunteers Memorial:
Beside individual graves, the Kwong Tong Cemetery also has a memorial. The Nanyang Volunteers Memorial, which was erected in 1947, honors the contributions of some 3,200 volunteers from Nanyang, modern-day South East Asia
. These men and women served as drivers and mechanics for the Chinese during the Second Sino-Japanese War, helping the transportation of war materials into China
. These men and women, known collectively as the Nanyang Volunteers, served from February to September 1939.
The Japanese War Memorial:
Occupying 10,000 square feet, this memorial site is a mass grave of those killed during the Japanese occupation. The remains of nearly a thousand victims were exhumed from the Tomb of War Victims of the Compatriots of the Republic of China and relocated here.