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Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum

Rizal Avenue Extension | Barangay Banaco-Bancao, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a good place for world war 2 enthusiasts and their wide collection is so great! A place you should not miss when going to Puerto Princesa! :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you're a World War 2 enthusiast, this is a good place to visit. They have a collection of models and pictures depicting key events and people, as well as uniforms and weapons that the Allied and Axis powers used during the war. And the guides were nice, accommodating, and knowledgable. Overall, a very good place to see some pieces... More

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is a privately owned World War II themed museum which actually just consists of two rooms. It details the important events from the first American colonists who set up a government in Palawan to the Japanese invasion during the Pacific war. The displays are pretty interesting: there are many vintage weapons and equipment that was donated to the museum... More

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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Lovely place, our tricycle driver bring us here, there a maintenance fees to pay before enter, lovely staff, very historical, it is all real and it is a private collection that is on display, we love it, due to Palawan itself is an strategic island for the allies, rich in history facts, wroth to visit if you are not out... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This WW2 museum is a nice little stop if you are doing a day trip of Puerto Princesa. Housed here is an impressive personal collection of artefacts,articles and pictures which provide visitors with information regarding Palawan and their involvement during WW2. There are different sections dedicated to information on other nations involved in Palawan at the time. The tour guide... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

A small personal war memorabilia collection that the owner has very generously shared with the public. It is located nearby the airport so if you have already done your souvenir shopping and just want to see a bit more before you go, this can be a good place. Just a quick trike ride from airport. You would have to find... More

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The WW2 Memorial Museum features the private collection of one of the major members in said WWII battalion and one of the most prominent political families in Puerto Princesa City.

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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Admiral Buddy Mendoza has put together an amazing museum in a short time. If you are interested in history of Palawan, or of WWII, you better get down here and let him show you around... ...and he will. He loves to show you the exhibits and to tell you all kinds of information. We especially appreciated how his displays focus... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Although I wasn't born yet when the war broke out, my dad fought in the WW2 as well so i got some knowledge from him aside from the history books. Looking at the actual materials they used in the war has reawakened the love for my birth country the Philippines. You can never imagine enough how lucky we are today... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I don't think you can properly understand Palawan unless you understand at least some of its WW2 History. In this museum I was not only fascinated to see some genuine, and perhaps very rare, relics from the Second World War, but also to read from a wealth of information on the subject. This museum was pretty close to the airport... More

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