War Museum

An unknown tourist spot in Penang is the War Museum.

War museum in Penang, Malaysia

 

This is basically an abandoned war post that was occupied by the British and then the Japanese. All the old barracks and ammunition cellars are still there. Some underground tunnels are still present.

The admission price is RM15 for Malaysians and RM30 (USD9) for foreigners. Below is some interesting pictures of the place.

Artillery
Artillery description
Old letters and stories
Old letters and stories of the war

Old letters and stories contributed by people who unfortunately had to go through all that pain and suffering.

Pictures below are taken from inside an ammunition bunker. It's brightly lighted these days but there is still a dark tunnel which you can walk into. You can find some old pictures and memorabilia of the war.

To my mother in law, these pictures brought back some horrific memories as she lost all of her family members when the tree they took shelter in when the Japanese started attacking was bombed. Everyone died. She was on the bicycle with her dad and noticed a headless body riding a bicycle past her. A little later, she found the remains of her family.

Memories of war in an old ammunition bunker
Memories of war in an old ammunition bunker
Memories of war in an old ammunition bunker
Memories of war in an old ammunition bunker
Memories of war in an old ammunition bunker
Memories of war in an old ammunition bunker
Memories of war in an old ammunition bunker

Memories of war in an old ammunition bunker
Memories of war in an old ammunition bunker
Memories of war in an old ammunition bunker

Apparently this is where the used to hang people. Also, at the bottom of the shaft was an escape route to the seaside.

Hanging place
Hanging place

An old ammunition bunker on the side of the sea where the British could have a clear view of the sea. Apparently, the story goes that somehow the Japanese sneaked into this area and killed everyone that was on duty that day.

Ammunition Bunker
Ammunition Bunker
Ammunition Bunker

The Battery Command Post and Observation Bay

Battery Command Post and Observation Bay
Battery Command Post and Observation Bay

Old tree relic.

Old tree relic
Old tree relic
Old tree relic

Memories of those who have died for this country.

Memories
Memories

The atrocities of war should never be forgotten. Or else all those who died, died in vain. This is what the Japanese did to the people of Malaysia.

War crime attrocities
War crime attrocities
War crime attrocities
War crime attrocities
War crime attrocities
War crime attrocities
War crime attrocities
War crime attrocities
War crime attrocities

Toilet anyone?

Toilet
Toilet

Some old pictures of the war and its times...

Old stories
Old stories
Old stories
Old stories
Old stories
Old stories
Old stories
Old stories
Old stories
Old stories
Old stories
Old stories
Old stories
Old stories
Old stories
Old stories
Old stories
Old stories
Old stories
Old stories

Cooks quarters and the Japanese sex trade.

Cooks Quarters and the Japanese Sex Trade
Cooks Quarters and the Japanese Sex Trade
Cooks Quarters and the Japanese Sex Trade
Cooks Quarters and the Japanese Sex Trade
Cooks Quarters and the Japanese Sex Trade
Cooks Quarters and the Japanese Sex Trade

There were many more pictures taken from various other buildings. There was even a little green snake crossing my path as I entered into one of those rooms. Not dangerous in the morning but I am pretty sure more of its friends roam the place at night during the night safari. Oh yes, there's a night safari from 7-11 pm daily. One of the prominent signs around advices you to be aware of wild animals, so don't stray too far from your guide.

As I mentioned above, not too many Malaysians know about this place. And after being here, my mother in law doesn't want to come here anymore, it brings back too much painful memories of the pain she had to endure during the Japanese occupation.

War should never take place.