Time Required : Less than 1 hour
Timings : 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Night tours: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Advanced reservation is required for night tour. Make sure to book before 6:00 PM.
Entry Fees : Adults: RM 30
Children (aged 5-12 years): RM 15
For optional tours including tunnel tour, canon firing bay, observation tower and tunnel view, additional charges apply ranging from RM 5 - RM 15.
Penang War Museum is a former British military fortress which once served as the site for the legendary Battle of Penang against the Japanese army. Situated in Bukit Batu Maung on Penang's southern coast, it now serves as a museum gaining fame as Southeast Asia's largest war museum. It is also dubbed as one of Asia's most haunted sites.
This is owing to its dark history as a torture-house and prison. Many people have claimed to have witnessed paranormal sightings and ghostly apparitions. Being a site for dark tourism, this is what makes this historical site stand apart from others. However, there are varying accounts to this claim.
This privately-run Penang War Museum has a lot to explore including underground tunnels and several historical artefacts like cannons.
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