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February 20, 2011

War Museum Penang: memory lane back to World War II

When I was still a teen, some friends told me that the fortress up at Batu Maung Hill is haunted. And some of them ran into Japanese marching ghosts when they explored the fortress at night.

!!! o.0 !!!

Years later, the government turned this historical fortress into a museum - War Museum. The tragedy of the World War II is vividly depicted in the relics. This fortress was constructed by the British in anticipation of an amphibious invasion by the Japanese that never materialised.

I was so bored during one of the weekends, and so I suggested to my baby that we go find some excitement at the 'haunted fortress' nearby. That's of course the War Museum. Driving up the winding road towards the top of the hill. Suprisingly the view from the fortress overseeing the sea is spectacular.

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You'll find the map of the War Museum at the entrance.

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Malaysia Border Check Point. Not Malaya??

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Now follow my trail.

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First go to the counter and buy ticket. Malaysian RM15 per person, Foreigner RM30 per person.

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Going back to World War II.

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The ammunition storage. Located 9 metres underground with thick stonewall to enable it to withstand enemy's fire.

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The place where Japanese chopped off people's heads..

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Japan 'directed sex slavery'. Ugly truth that the Japanese trying to wipe away from their history.

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Last but not least, just a reminder, every tunnel you enter, BEWARE OF BATS! But mosquitoes seem to be the biggest. population there.

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And we met snakes too! Just be careful.


Opening Hour : 9.00am to 6.00pm daily
War Museum Address: No Lot 1350 Mukim 12, Batu Maung Daerah
Barat Daya 11960 Pulau Pinang

Tel: 04-626 5142
Rapid Penang Bus Route No: U302 / U305 / U307

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