GEORGETOWN: Pulau Pinang ada Muzium Perang di Batu Maung, satu lagi destinasi pelancongan terkenal di dunia sekali gus mampu menarik ramai pelawat asing dan tempatan.
Bayaran masuk ke Muzium Perang itu RM20 untuk pelawat asing dan RM10 untuk pengunjung tempatan .Seramai kira-kira 90,000 orang termasuk pelawat luar negara dan tempatan seperti dari England, Jerman, Amerika Syarikat dan Singapura melawat muzium itu sejak tiga tahun lalu.Kerajaan negeri juga akan meminta kerjasama daripada kerajaan British dan Jepun untuk membekalkan pelbagai dokumen bersejarah untuk dipamerkan di muzium itu.Selamat datang ke Muzium Perang Batu Maung.Penang War Museum This fortress is located at Batu Maung Hill, south east of Penang Island. It was built in the 1930's by the British to protect the island from the invasion of enemies. This 20 acres site is located on a hill and you will be able to see the Straits of Melaka as well as the surrounding areas from here. The construction of this fortress was done by The British Royal Engineers and local labourers. This complicated fort has all the features of a typical defence facilities with underground military tunnels and ammunition bunkers. The ammunition storage is located 9 metres underground with thick stonewall to enable it to withstand enemy's fire. Canon firing bays, cook houses, well, logistic centre, hall, offices, sleeping quarters and medical infirmary are also preserved for your journey of discovery here. There are even underground tunnels that go all the way to the Straits of Melaka for access to submarines.Privately run and funded, it sits on an ex-British military fort during WW2. During the Japanese occupation of Tanah Melayu (Malaya), the occupied fort was also used at the transit point of German U-Boats enroute to Japan.