The world has witnessed many great wars throughout history, but it is the World Wars of the twentieth century that most remember and know the best, perhaps due to its sheer enormity or due to the terrible atrocities committed by leaders and the abuse of technological advancements that led to the demise of thousands upon thousands of people.
The two World Wars left their mark not only in history but also in the hearts of many citizens across the globe that witnessed these atrocities and vowed never to allow history to repeat itself. In many ways, the brave soldiers and citizens who lost their lives have been immortalised and remembered throughout the world and one such way this has been done is through the establishment of War Museums detailing timelines and the destruction the conflicts wrecked on that country or area. The Penang War Museum, located at Bukit Batu Maung in Malaysia, is one such museum dedicated to the numerous soldiers and citizens who died in the name of their country.
The structure which houses the War Museum alone has a formidable history. Initially built by the British after the First World War in an effort to prevent the area from falling into hostile hands, the fortress was used as a base by the Japanese Army after they defeated the British. Subsequent to the conclusion of one of the darkest chapters of history in 1945, this fortress was abandoned until Johari Shafie resurrected the fort to relive its former days of glory, in the form of a war museum.
This War Museum is located at Bukit Batu Maung in Pulau Pinang and is open to visitors from 9am – 6pm. For those travelling from a Tanjung Bungah hotel Penang, the Penang War Museum can be accessed via three bus routes as well as via taxi. Tourists on the lookout for special offers in terms of accommodation can find many such offers provided by most quality hotels such as Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang. Located overlooking a picturesque waterfront, this is one Penang hotel that lets you enjoy a commendable holiday experience that is made even more attractive by amazing special offers.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+