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Address: Lot 1350 Mukim 12 | Merah Barat Daya, 11960 , Malaysia
Phone Number: 016-4213606
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A private museum complex, built by the British as a hill fort in the 1930's...

A private museum complex, built by the British as a hill fort in the 1930's used by the Japanese as a POW camp and killing place.

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It is truly a great experience as tourist have the chance of looking and exploring at a british military base. Its well maintained and guide is provided. The best thing there is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
joshualim08
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is truly a great experience as tourist have the chance of looking and exploring at a british military base. Its well maintained and guide is provided. The best thing there is the dark tunnels. For the rest, go there yourselves to enjoy and learn. Be sure to bring mosquito repellent if you cant stand them

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

A very interesting trip learning about the history of the island throughout the world wars. Lots of information across this large area. Explore the tunnels to get more from the experience!

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Thank Daniel H
kuala lumpur
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

a good place to remember our history..my kid loved to here...a lot of tunnels to explore..magnificent defence structure..horrified pow cells...some ghost story the place is really eerie... all travellers must visit it.

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Thank castiel21
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The Penang War museum is an old British military base hacked out of the jungle and tunnelled into the hillside. The Japanese overran the garrison here at the outbreak of the second world war and committed unspeakable atrocities here. The facility is amazingly well preserved - testimony to the original builders, but has an overwhelming air of torture and depravation.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Nothing much if the original outpost left. Most of the area is reconstructed. Lots of mosquitoes around.

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Thank Anand F
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

A spooky place but interesting . I visited the place with my families. Many historic sites to see and made ​​me appreciate my country, Malaysia. Thanks God for the nice museum in my Penang. Proud to be Penangites 😘

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

There were lots to see. But for the price of M$55 with my son, would be good if there are trained guides to guide us through. Lots of mozzies that made my trip unenjoyable despite using insect repellent & I lost my patience to explore more. Could've been better.

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Thank Wei L
Dublin Ireland
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222 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Very very little is done to show how this place used to be. Good information about Japanese occupation and war crimes trials. No worth the effort.

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Thank Nadnerb2
SE Asia
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90 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

I have the most respect for men who gave their life for us free men. I have the most respect for the suffering pow. This place is just weird, with weird angles in the decor. The painting with henchmen and text is not suitable. Respect. Interesting in a way, sad and educational. Souvenir shop is super weird too. Hot and... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Paying MYR35 excluding taxes to visit shack is truly not worthwhile. Nothing to see or learn about except old news cutting.

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