An additional, one firing range observation tower, several Anti Aircraft gun pit with underground tunnels, one searchlight battery, logistic centers, halls, offices, ventilation shafts, sleeping quarters, cook houses as well as medical infirmary enough to accommodated one regiment. At least several pillboxes were built to protect from sea landings. These complex was constructed on 20 acres of land, it is an integrated fortress on Bukit Batu Maung or Bukit Punjab. The British Royal Engineers and a work force comprises of local laborers blasted and dug into the hill to create a fort.
The British knew Penang Island as Fortress Penang, but in reality it only had 4 anti-aircraft guns and a motley garrison of some 500 untrained troops. On December 16, British forces evacuated due to Japanese bombing the island and seized many ships and boats in the harbour the day before. At dawn on December 17, the Japanese came ashore from small boats and seized the island without losing a soldier. They were intrigued to discover the radio station in Penang was not destroyed by the British before they departed, and used it to broadcast propaganda to Malaya and Singapore
From under Japanese Occupation, it was used again to protect Japanese shipping from Allied attack mainly from British and American Subs. After ww2, it was abandoned. Many of the fittings were stripped and scrap. Two large batteries guns were missing. At least after 60 years, Penang Government decided to restored the complex and proposed as Penang War Museum.
Restaurant La Defence
Entrance to War Museum
Tomb of Sgt John Wolf
This place are used by Japanese to execute british and other malaya soldiersduring the war, decapitalizing is common.
Credit : Forum RO-G 'Ch7!sT^^' (May 25 2006)
But da prob is..Theres no holes..Wheres da air come from? And the tunnel is very darky and long..Its like.. During war time use to hide 1.. Inside got ppl die b4 also.. T_TDats da PLACE i sked da most..Dono why, It makes me feel so COLDY and WINDY eventho its not OPEN air-ed.. =.=
Got 1 more place worst is..Theres a SMALL lorong only for 1 MAN side to crawl into it...-.-" There TOTALLY DARK and u couldnt even SEE a thingie @_@ Juz noe CRAWL straight.. =.=" Only brave ppl dare crawl in da 1st place...Jap hate Chinese.. -.- War Museum was a place where our ppl's fight with Jap's =.="
Got 1 spot is "General Taka wadeva" Japanese GENERAL dat cause WORLD WAR II with Msia hang himself there with 13 steps up to the hanger place.. >_<>.<"
Go there visit.. Very Nice 1.. xD~War museum most haunted place..Every part u stepped on.. Is da place where humans splash their fresh blood and meat there.. /swt1/ Then u said haunted anot ar?U got went to the part where Japanese General Has hes 13 steps up to the staircase b4 he hung himself? There is DA MOST HAUNTED PART.. =="If ur da workers there.. U might hear bomb bursting noise, Man's shouting noises.. And even heard woman crying.. (Been raped) *sighs*