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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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  • September 3, 2017
    Kudos to the founder aka the guy who came up with the idea to restore this abandoned piece of history into a museum for the post war generation. This is an awesome place to visit for history and milit...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    Ok, so this museum may not have that much in the way of artefacts to look at, don't expect cases of items, guns, grenades, uniforms etc, it is just not that sort of museum. So, what it does have is at...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    First we were "kind of greeted" by a rude Chinese lady who owns the junk yard they call war museum. It is just a collection of fake replicas that they show and charge a hefty entrance fee of 49 Ringit...  more »
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  • August 12, 2017
    Amazing preservation effort by the proprietor considering he did it all on his own. An important part of history that truly needs to be preserved and taught for the sake of our future generation.
  • July 23, 2017
    What an enormous place to begin with. We took for about 2 hours to wander and read everything that displayed in the museum. A great place to dig deep into History of Malaysia.
  • September 2, 2017
    Good to see how world war 2 preparations went and the technology used by them
  • April 7, 2017
    Was there with my 10-years old son. He loves it very much - tunnel, a lot of war artifacts and interesting staff. Good place to spend time with family and to know something new
  • May 28, 2017
    Great place to learn how Penang was affected by WW2/Pacific War, with many interesting sites to visit. Had a great time there.

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