Pilgrimage Page 2021
Photo - The catafalque party from the Malaysian Police guard the Cenotaph Memorial at Butu Gajah 2015
NMBVAA Annual Pilgrimage to Malaysia

                          Lest We Forget.
2021 PILGRIMAGE  will not be attempted due to COVID 19 restrictions


For  information regarding the 2022 Pilgrimage, contact the Liaison Officer,

Ian Holthouse Tel: 0477 160097

Email: iholthouse@hotmail.com


if the Liaison Officer is uncontactable:
Persons seeking details concerning the Association's pilgrimage in 2021 may email: info@nmbvaatasinc.com, or phone (03) 6383 4677 
- NMBVAATASINC Secretary, Ken McNeill  

MALAYSIA - What a place ?

To know Malaysia is to love Malaysia. A bubbling, bustling melting pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony.

Multiculturalism has not only made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise, it has also made Malaysia home to hundreds of colourful festivals. It's no wonder that we love celebrating and socialising. As a people, Malaysians are very laid back, warm and friendly.

Geographically, Malaysia is as diverse as its culture. Malaysia is divided into 13 states and 3 federal territories, separated by the South China Sea with 11 states and 2 federal territories (Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya) in Peninsular Malaysia and two states and 1 federal territory (Labuan) in East Malaysia.

One of Malaysia's key attractions is its extreme contrasts. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts, and five-star hotels sit several metres away from ancient reefs. Cool hideaways are found in the highlands that roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves.

Consider seeing what Malaysia has become since "The Emergency"....You will be amazed.
Further information on the country can also be obtained from the Malaysian government's official portal,http://www.malaysia.gov.my/.


Reqirements to visit Malaysia

Australian Citizens Do Not Need Visa

Australian passport holders do not need a visa to enter Malaysia for a visit of up to three months provided their passports are valid for at least six months on arrival and they have a return air ticket or onward ticket to another international destination. A single entry air ticket is not accepted without a confirmed date and exit from Malaysia.

How can I arrange a visit to Terendak War Cemetery ?
Answer: As Terendak is a Malaysian Military Camp, you need permission to visit the Cemetery. You should contact the Australian High Commission Defence military advisor well before you leave on your trip, providing the names, passport details, dates of birth and occupations of the persons concerned, as well as the date and approximate hour of the day you wish to visit the cemetery. The Military Advisor will arrange permission from the Malaysian military authorities and advise you.


The address to contact is:

Australian Defence Attache
Australian High Commission
No. 6, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng
50450. Kuala Lumpur . Malaysia .
Tel: 0011 (603) 246 5555
Fax: 0015 (603) 241 5773

Ipoh 11

  Photo - NMBVAA members with local Malaysians,  Railway Station, Ipoh 10JUN11




If you are travelling to Malaysia

Where to Get Help

In Malaysia, you can obtain consular assistance from the:

Australian High Commission
6 Jalan Yap Kwan Seng
Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: (60 3) 2146 5555
Facsimile: (60 3) 2141 5773
Email: ahckl.consular@dfat.gov.au
Website: http://www.malaysia.highcommission.gov.au/

Limited consular assistance, which does not include the issue of Australian passports or immigration services, may be obtained from:

Australian Honorary Consulate
Suite 10.1, Level 10
Wisma Great Eastern
65 Jalan Gaya
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 88000
Telephone: (60 88) 267 151
Facsimile: (60 88) 266 509
Email: andrewsmk@yahoo.com

Australian Honorary Consulate
Suite 504, 5th Floor, Wisma Bukit Mata Kuching
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman
Kuching, Sarawak 93100
Telephone: (60 82) 233 350
Facsimile: (60 82) 313 388
Email: diting@tm.net.my

If you are travelling to Malaysia, whatever the reason and however long you'll be there, we encourage you to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. You can register in person at any Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate or online. The information you provide will help us to contact you in an emergency – whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or a family issue.

In a consular emergency, if you are unable to contact the High Commission or Honorary Consulates you can contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 or 1300 555 135 within Australia.

In Australia, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra may be contacted on (02) 6261 3305.

Malaysia's National Monument
Photo - The National memorial located at the Lake Gardens, KL. The huge bronze structure was designed by Felix de Weldon, creator of the Iwo Jima memorial in Washington. It was constructed in 1966 to commemorate Malaysia's heros, and all members of the various Security Forces and Civilians who fought during the Malayan Emergency (1948 - 1960) in the cause of peace and freedom, thereby securing the democratic success that the vibrant country of Malaysia enjoys today.

Mounted soldiers are  a feature at the Kings Palace. And the horses don't mind a scatch. The snap was taken in 2009.


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16.04 | 16:35

I will use them if you send them to me.

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I served in the RAF in FEAF Changi 1952-53 as Command Public Relation Photographer and have a large collection of B&W photographs taken during this period

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Please send me an email: info@nmbvaatasinc.com

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Served with royal greenjacketes 62 to 65 in Malaya and Borneo

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