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Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum

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Address: Rizal Avenue Extension | Barangay Banaco-Bancao, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
Phone Number: 63 9996562471
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A Memorial of Survival

There's a statue on the park done by a local artist to remind Palawenos/visitors of Japanese atrocities during WWII.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Arizona
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98 reviews 98 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

There's a statue on the park done by a local artist to remind Palawenos/visitors of Japanese atrocities during WWII.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Was great to know that even private individuals are doing their best to preserve and remind of our history... By sharing the veteran's collections to the public, it is not just their war experience that was imparted but what our nation has gone through... We believe that the place has a lot for betterment... let's all support it.. your visit... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The project of a son of H Mendoza a City Hero who was executed by the Japanese in WW2. There are loads of photos and memorabilia from the period and the staff are helpful and knowledgeable. Very interesting to find out about the history of the city. Hard to believe that one man put this all together.

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My wife and I visited this museum on a recent trip to the area and were not disappointed. At only PHP30 each to go in, there was a lot to take in, even though it is only quite a small museum. Its a guided tour, and the young woman who showed us around was most informative and we learned a... More 

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Calamba, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I like their menu all seafood specially the I don't know the name but its like fried shrimps with kangkong. and the enseladang singkamas is the best

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Very informative, I never learned it when I was studying Philippine History, a good place to visit especially for students taking Phil. History.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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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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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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