This Penang War Museum was erected on the original defence complex built by British early dated before world war-2 due to importance to protect Penang Harbour from sea attack. It was known well that Penang was not being prepared to Japanese invaders. Most of the defense were consisted of light machineguns and several Bofors anti-aircraft and most of these guns were located to protect Butterworth airfield. An additional, one firing range observation tower, several Anti Aircraft gun pit with underground tunnels, one searchlight ... (more)