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Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum

Address: Rizal Avenue Extension | Barangay Banaco-Bancao, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
Phone Number: 63 9996562471
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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91 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Learnt a lot about Palawan's part in the world war 2, and there are lots of uniforms from different countries, weapons that were used, written histories about life in WW2 etc., but also a pair of Imelda Marcos' red shoes are on display.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I think not everyone will be thrilled to visit this museum, however, if you really want to know a bit of history of Palawan, you should visit this museum. And after visiting this place, you should also visit the Plaza Cuartel - which played a big part during the WWII.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

As a former marine in the usmc I was proud that this museum is here for the world to see what the americans and philippinos went through to enjoy the sweet smell of freedom Theres a lot of stories to be told from the pictures on the walls A lot of people sacrifice so we can live in a world... More 

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Manila
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

P30 entrance fee to enter in the rooms with war memorabillia plus picture taking at the tank (only 3 persons are allowed in the owner type jeep)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Would recommend this site as most of the displayed memorabilia is of a private collection coupled with donations. It sounds very small considering and the premise is small but the girl who guided us through the display was very knowledgeable. It is gard to believe there was nothing on Palawan until after world war II.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Saw their tarp at Plaza Cuartel and asked the tricycle driver to take us to the museum. It was very educational and interesting. The owner collected a lot of good stuff. Thank you for sharing it to the public. The curator was also very knowledgeable and patient with our oohs and aahs. Lol. As bf and i are fans of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a small intimate museum with plenty of exhibits to appreciate. It was our first time there and we were surprise to be taken around personally by a member of the staff. Highly recommended for visit.

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Zhuhai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I went here on National Heros Day. It was quite fitting to visit the museum on this day. Many pictures and artifacts of WWII in Palawan. Its small and feels very personal. I met the curator of the museum and thanked him for keeping the memory alive for the soldiers who gave their lives for freedom.

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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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