Travelling this historic place of Penang will never be complete if you will not visit the War Museum Penang. This museum was said to be the 20 acre fortress during World War II. It was just during 2002 when this place was opened to public and was now transformed into a museum. It was during 1930 when the British army have built a formidable fortress atop the Bukit Batu Maung. It was said that it was built to protect the said island from the Japanese invaders. Sikh, Malay and British soldiers were the brave ones who guard the said fortress. But the fortress has fallen to hands of the invaders. Starting from that very day, it had served to be the Japanese army base. And you can just imagine how ruthless this invaders were, having different ways in torturing prisoners. They have made it to have a better access and successfully invading the entire Malaya.
The cruel invasion has ended in the year 1945. Remains of the shafts, ammos and other things were among the things that have witness the said war. These things were the ones to remind the dark past of the war. The museum is open daily from 9:00-6:00 pm. But if you want to go more extreme, you can try the night tour starting from 7:00-9:00 pm. Who knows that you will also witness some paranormal sightings that will truly give you a Goosebumps overdrive!? Find it here at the War Museum Penang.
Operation Hours: 9am – 6pm
Ticket Fare: Rm35 (Foreigner) | Rm20 (Mycard)
Address: Jalan Batu Maung, 11960 Batu Maung, Penang
Contact: 604 626 5142