This Penang War Museum situated on Bukit Batu Maung was erected on the original defence complex built by British before World War II. It became a defence fort during the war.
Today, it is a sprawling historical complex exhibiting many war paraphernalias, and shows historical timelines of events.
This war museum is a dedication to those who have served and died, defending the country.
Remember to dress in light, cool clothing; wear comfy shoes; put on a dull coloured hat and be armed with a pair of binoculars, insect repellent, notebook and pen.
When visiting the museum, you are advised NOT TO do the following: take any photographs of the exterior or the interior; bring pets, radios or bicycles into the museum or smoke.
How to get there
Located at Batu Maung, it takes about 20 minutes from Gorgetown area.
There is a dormitory for those who want to experience living in the World War II era. Penang also has a wide range of accommodation from basic backpacker’s hostels to 5-star hotels.