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Penang War Museum, Penang

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Famed as the site where the battle for Panang was lost to invading Japanese troops in 1941 during World War II, Penang War Museum sits in an old British fort built in the 1930s. The fort was originally built to protect the island against invasion from the sea, but it failed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked from inland. The fort then fell under Japanese control and was used as a prison base for torture and beheading. Today you can tour the barracks, cookhouses, and gun placements all equipped with signage. In 2002, a museum was erected in the old structure. It is filled with artifacts and features underground military tunnels and ammunition bunkers 9 m (30 ft) below ground. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Perai trip simple and quick.
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  • This is a moving and very well organized open air museum. The history of the place is well explained with signs and boards at the entrance. Surprisingly, the opening of the site is relatively new as t...  more »
  • This is a “living” museum where British POWs were incarcerated in Japanese occupied Penang. Originally a British Fort which was captured by the Japanese during WW2. See the chilling photo. You must vi...  more »
  • This is not the typical air-conditioned museum that one would expect. It is open air. A former fort built by the British to protect the island from invaders but was taken over by the Japanese when the...  more »
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  • Brilliant, you can't believe it, that's it's all there hidden away. Be careful with a taxi on the way back try and book in advance. They wanted 50 RM we got an Uber in the end for 15 RM. Did not spoil the experience thou, got to admire the guys that went through the hardship there. Ps take mossy spray!
  • All the stars in this world for Penang War Museum. Just before leaving for Penang, I read about this museum, thereafter I made sure I came by. History, historical war zone, pain and suffering, real leads to the war era, oh my god! I am still fascinated. Still flashing on my mind, an adventurous time, we crawled through the under ground tunnel, we then climb the steep akin metal ladder, we did whatever we could. I basically love so much history, what more our Malaysian history, we were here for an hour plus. Entrance fees is not cheap, at least not for me, but worth every single cent. Hopefully, keeping my fingers crossed, I can revisit Penang War Museum.
  • Want to know what is war .... visit this place, read what happened during that time, memorize each and every steps, analyze with your heart....
  • Historical place from world war 2.... worth a visit Not suitable for those who is using a wheelchair
  • Walking through the WWW ll. Fantastic place and a must visit if you are in Penang.

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