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Have you ever visited a historical site? What if you take a look at the war museum in Penang when visiting Malaysia? Although you do not like war, it is worth making time to learn about the historical event in the past, how the late heroes fight for freedom. Moreover, the Penang war museum is known as the largest one in Southeast Asia. So, are you just going to miss it?

History of Penang war museum

Penang war museum Penang was actually a fortress built by the British in the 1930s to protect the south-east part of the island from enemies’ invasion. The site was equipped with various weapons like cannons and anti-aircraft guns. There were also some facilities such as a command center, a prison, sleeping quarters and a cookhouse. As Japanese Army win the battle and successfully invaded Penang, they used this fort (now known as penang war museum) as the base for protecting their shipping. Then, it was left abandoned in 1945 at the end of the war.

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War museum Penang attraction

In Penang war museum Penang itself, you can see some attractions which are remarkable about this place. Take for example pictures and information signs of how soldiers and prisoners used to live there. You can look around the Pill Box. There are also logistic offices underground, army barracks for the Indian, Malay and British soldiers, and also old bicycle, being used by Japanese soldiers to travel through Peninsular Malaysia. Besides that, you can also take the use of the ancient fortress as the setting of Penang war museum paintball. Contact the manager of Penang war museum to get this fun on your tour list.

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Penang war museum opening hours

Penang war museum is open daily from 9.00am to 6.00pm. If you are brave enough, you can take a part in the Penang war museum night tour. To get inside, you have to pay 15RM per an adult, while it is only 7.5RM for kids around 5 to 12 years old. The Penang war museum Penang also welcomes foreign visitors with the admission 30Rm per adult and 15Rm per child (5-12 years old). You can pay like locals if you are able to show your ID as a worker or permanent resident. Those numbers have probably included the paintball Penang war museum price.

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How to go to war museum Penang

Penang war museum location address is Lot 1350, Mukin 12, Daerah Barat Daya, Batu Maung, Penang. You can go there by bus 302 which leaves from the jetty along Chulia street, KOMTAR then to Batu Maung. Make sure to tell the driver where your destination is and walk for 5 minutes up the hill to find the entrance gate of Penang war museum Penang. Whether you wish to spend the day playing paintball or test your guts joining the night tour, you can first check Airpaz.com to find the most affordable flight tickets which will be your first entrance fee to the war museum in Penang.

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