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Address: Lot 1350 Mukim 12 | Merah Barat Daya, 11960 , Malaysia
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A private museum complex, built by the British as a hill fort in the 1930's...

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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A place to visit if you have a interest in war history,lots to see you need to allow lots of time to see many displays

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A place to visit if you have a interest in war history,lots to see you need to allow lots of time to see many displays

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Coquitlam, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For those who have been to Fort Siloso in Singapore, this place "for sure" will be a let-down with no realistic-looking 3-D wax figures & audio sounds as at Fort Siloso for the "feeling of reliving" which I'm sure is what this place "hopes" for its visitors (judging from its plenty of 'Back to Malaya WW II' signs). But in... More 

Thank Myo M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place could be so much better than a collection of gun emplacements and old accommodation. It has clearly lost its way when it has to be used as a paint balling park to obtain more revenue. What would have made it better would have been more information. We paid an exorbitant 36MYR each and then listened to a gabbled... More 

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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

If you love historical place, then this is a must visit. FACT. This museum is the biggest British war fort outside of United Kingdom. You will be able to see the fort used to defend the island and how the prisoners of wars are treated. Also there are few barracks for soldiers. Overall, it is amazing! It is located near... More 

Thank mojamoja12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is an independently owned museum which I found so interesting and truly felt that i had gone back in time to when it was originally constructed. Some of the photos are very graphic and heart breaking to know what the people of Penang had to endure during the Japanese occupation of WW11.

Thank Fiona B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

As the header says, we came via Taxi straight from the airport. Be sure to get a taxi coupon first. The staff at the museum were very helpful in arranging an Uber ride to George Town for us afterward..honestly the trip to the museum was more expensive than the ride to town. As for the museum itself, the buildings are... More 

Thank Boolag666
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This WWII museum shows the life and conditions of soldiers at that time. There are authentic tunnels underground, weapons, photos and articles from way back and even the soldiers' barracks and living quarters have been maintained for all to see. A bit sad for me personally, but then not everyone feels the same way! Go see it if you are... More 

Thank navneet h
Carramar, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Really well appointed museum set on a hill near Batu Maung (south east corner of Penang). It's an old WWII fort built by the British but also used by the Japanese as a POW camp. Plenty of old buildings, gun emplacements & tunnels to explore (don't forget the mosquito repellent as it's surrounded by jungle). This museum is off the... More 

Thank Brendo67
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Reliving the history of second war ...for some horrifying experiences...others gain better insight...some called it adventure back into time. Before you arrive at site...bring citranolla oil..for mosquitoes..sunscreen cream. Hidden away by narrow road...drive carefully esp.tour buses. As you reach near the entrance do not drive on the left lane...you will end up poorer for medical expenses...towing your vehicles.

Thank safwanlim
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

My elder son, who is interested in history read about this place and asked that we visit it while we were in Penang. Entry tickets are pricey but I get that it is necessary to help maintain the "museum", which is really a collection of bunkers, tunnels, old WWI and WWII relics left over by the British when the Japanese... More 

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