Wednesday, February 2, 2011

War Museum in Penang, Malaysia


War Museum
Penang, Malaysia

postmarked in 2010 with a Malaysia bird stamp

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War Museum:  Located at the southeastern tip of Penang, it is a large abandoned military fortress built in the 1930s by the British to protect the southern approaches to the island. The British Royal Engineers and a work force of local laborers blasted and dug into the hill to create a fort with underground military tunnels, an intelligence and logistic center, halls, offices, ventilation shafts, artillery firing bays, sleeping quarters, cook houses as well as an infirmary.

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