Visiting graves of New Zealand Soldiers in Terendak Military Cemetery
Terendak Military Cemetery is situated within the perimeter of Terendak Camp, Malacca. The camp was built between 1957 – 1959 and is located on the West coast approximately thirteen miles north of Malacca on the Malacca-Masjid Tanah Road. The first units of the 28th Commonwealth Infantry Brigade moved into Terendak Camp in late 1959.
These New Zealand servicemen – who were actively engaged in Borneo during the period of confrontation with Indonesia from 1963 until 1966 – as well as those who fought in the Vietnamese War are among those buried here.
As Terendak Camp is a military base, specific procedures will apply if you wish to visit the military cemetery. All applicants who wish to visit the military cemetery within Terendak Camp must make contact with the Office of the Defence Advisers Kuala Lumpur (see below) at least 6 weeks prior to the planned date of the visit. Applicants will be provided with the necessary form(s) to process their request.
Applicants must provide:
- A completed Security Clearance form; as provided by the Office of the Defence Adviser, and
- A scanned, colour, copy of passport details page for all visitors.
Applications will then be submitted to the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) who require at least 30 days to process any request.
The current point of contact at the Office of the Defence Adviser is:
- Ms Tina Pan Office Manager to Defence Adviser Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2078 2533 ext 108
- Email: Tina.Pan@mfat.govt.nz
Applicants will be notified once clearance from the MAF has been received.