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Friday, February 25, 2011

War Museum @ Bukit Batu Maung















Located South East of Penang Island is the mighty military fortress built in 1930's by the British to protect the island from enemies. Situated on 20 acres of land, it is an integrated fortress constructed on what is now called Bukit Batu Maung. The British Royal Engineers and a work force comprises of local labourers blasted and dug into the hill to create a fort with underground military tunnels, intelligence and logistic center, halls, offices, ventilation shafts, canon firing bays, sleeping quarters, cook houses as well as medical infirmary.

Relive an exciting adventure of the battle history, events and significant moments in Malaya during World War II and the life of British soldiers at Penang's largest preserved fortress. Come face to face with the largest military operations complex in Malaysia, the base of the regiment or deparmental corps where servicemen were trained. The war Museum is about education, relic admiration and experiencing events of war. Whether you are visitor from overseas or a local resident, a soldier or a lay person, you will find something that will interest you: history, culture, military gadgets, artifacts and relics or the mere beauty of the fortress.

Be friendly to the museum !
* Take nothing but photographs
* Leave nothing but footprints
* Do not smoke
* Do not bring pets, radio or bicyles into the museum
* Keep to dedicated walking paths

Friendly Tips
* Dress in light clothing
* Put on comfortable walking shoes
* Wear a hat in non-bright color
* Bring binoculars, insect repellent, notebook and pen

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