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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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This and the POW atrocity memorial are definitely worth seeing. The photos were the most interesting part for me. There were some artifacts which I had never seen the like of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2013
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Laramie, Wyoming
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

If you are a history of a war buff than this is a must see. Great personal collection of WWII war memorabilia that covers all the major players from WWII. Staff were extremely friendly and professional including the owner who we had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with briefly. Highly recommend.

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Laramie, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This and the POW atrocity memorial are definitely worth seeing. The photos were the most interesting part for me. There were some artifacts which I had never seen the like of before. I would never have guessed that the Japanese Nambu heavy machine guns fired such a small-caliber bullet.I got a souvenir tee shirt with a photo of the Enola... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Great place to see and learn more about our history and Palawan's as well. My son who is nine year old is very much interested with history had a great time asking and verifying WWII questions to Eva, the in-house tour guide. My kids enjoyed the experience.

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london
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

a great incite of the history of jap occupation and struggles of Philippine people during this time excellent value and good info from host

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Binangonan, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

It was an awesome experience. Visiting a Memorial Museum with small kids, as if we are able to go back in time with them!

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Puerto Princesa City
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Vice Admiral Mendoza (Ret.) has to be commended for sharing his personal collection of WW2 Mementos and artifacts. You would not have guessed that such priceless items would still exist after several decades had passed. The names of prominent and not so well known personalities are viewd with equal admiration and respect on the walls of the Museum. Kudos to... More 

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manila
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The museum has a number of original war memorabilia. Pored over the items in each room. Very educational. A must on your visit to Puerto Princesa. Heartwarming to know about the heroism of the residents during World War 2. Let this be a fitting reminder to all of the atrocities of war.

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Proprietor have first hand knowledge of items displayed and was kind enough to explain some of them to us personnaly. Impressed but its quite sad to know about these war relics and stories behind them.

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Pasig, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Its a Birthday Treat and I chose not to leave Puerto Princesa right away~ I never felt bored ...In fact I enjoyed every minute since this trip is very educational and memorable...Wish that the owner will preserve every single thing in this Museum!!! Aside fro the fact that its a noble thing to do!!! Wish that travel agencies will include... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I suppose it is not one of the more famous city attractions in Puerto Princesa (as it is usually not included in the City Familiarization Tour). Nonetheless, it is worth a visit especially if one is into museums, For an entrance fee of about Php 40-50, you could see and take photos of a private collection of war memorabilia -... More 

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