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Penang War Museum

Lot 1350 Mukim 12 | Merah Barat Daya, 11960, Malaysia
+60 16-421 3606
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A private museum complex, built by the British as a hill fort in the 1930's used by the Japanese as a POW camp and killing place.
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Lot 1350 Mukim 12 | Merah Barat Daya, 11960, Malaysia
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+60 16-421 3606
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Once a fortified emplacement for British heavy guns for the purpose of guarding the Penang Strait, impressive remnants of which are still there includes the concrete pits that held the pivot mountings of those guns. There are also several naval pillbox Type 1 (1937/38) in...More

2  Thank DuskeyMonkey
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

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 the place was abandoned after the war and left...More

Thank BangkokCat
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

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 visit this amazing but chilling place.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

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 Japs occupied Penang. You will need to walk...More

Thank HCHo13
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Eventually got to the museum , because of new road building can be difficult. I was initially excited to see this piece of important history of the once British Army outpost. As I paid 37.5 Malay to get in I was given a 10 minute...More

Thank David A
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

It was interesting to see the actual fort where soldiers spent time. But... There was no information to explain any of the artifacts on display (not that there were many actual artifacts to see), there was really no explanation of anything. The only "description" of...More

Thank mirarazo
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

This is not a museum that displays history in showcases. This is the real thing. Hidden for about 60 years, this museum is at the actual location where it all happened. If you are a history buff, you will fall in love with this place....More

Thank Joseph D
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

It is encouraging to see a private enterprise devoting so much energy to this valuable bit of Malaysian history and heritage. The route through the complex safely takes visitors to see fascinating parts of the complex. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Ronda2_2
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

I thought it was a museum with war relics on diaplay. I couldn't be more wrong. The 'museum' is actually a fortress built by the British in 1930s. It was captured by the Japanese during WW2 and used to hold prisoners of war. It was...More

1  Thank Goldiemaz
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

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 military buffs. It is informative and educational....More

Thank Minato86
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