The museum lies on top of the hill on the site of a British coastal defence against the Japanese.
Built in the 1930s, it's comprised of underground military tunnels that used to house intelligence and logistics as well as POWs and possible torture sites. The complex was largely forgotten by everyone other than the kids who used to play in the tunnels before the museum was built. The grounds are quiet and shady, providing respectful ambience to a gloomy history. In a perhaps slightly less respectful move, the grounds around the museum are now used for paintball too. If you don't mind the heat you can shoot your mates -- 50 ringgit for 100 pellets.
By Stuart McDonald
Last updated on 23rd September, 2014.