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Address: Lot 1350 Mukim 12 | Merah Barat Daya, 11960 , Malaysia
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+60 16-421 3606
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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 walk down the memory of World War

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
mojamoja12
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Newark
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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Thank Roy f
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Thank mojamoja12
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Fiona B
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Boolag666
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Brendo67
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

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Thank safwanlim
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank Christina T
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31 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

After visiting this place I am a little confused as to how they came across the word war museum .as having visited plenty of war museums around the world to say I was a little bit disappointed is an understatement .this is a site were there are a few bunkers and very little else .They thing that I found quite... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We visited as part of a private tour. The museum really wasn't a museum in my view, just an area that used to be used during WW2. It was pricey at RM37 per person and as its not really near any other tourist attractions, I thought it was time wasted. If you decide to visit then it's all outdoors so... More 

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