THE STATE OF PERAK

The Taiping War Cemetery (Perkuburan Peperangan Taiping)

THE STATE OF PERAK The Taiping War Cemetery (Perkuburan Peperangan Taiping) The Taiping War Cemetery is located on Jalan Bukit Larut. It is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. HRH Prince Charles visited the Cemetery in November 2017 which emphasises...

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The Malayan Chinese War Memorial (1941-1945)

THE STATE OF PERAK The Malayan Chinese War Memorial (1941-1945) This is one of the rare Memorials that is dedicated to civilians who lost their lives in WWII. As far as we know, the Memorial does not have a formal name. We called it as “The Malayan Chinese War...

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Papan – Home of Sybil Kathigasu

THE STATE OF PERAK Papan - Home of Sybil Kathigasu The home of Malayan WWII heroine, Sybil Kathigasu is located at 74 Main Street, Papan. Sybil Kathigasu is the only Malayan woman who was awarded a George Medal for her bravery and courage. During WWII Sybil Kathigasu...

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Green Ridge – Battle of Kampar

THE STATE OF PERAK Green Ridge - Battle of Kampar The Battle of Kampar (30 Dec 1941 - 2 Jan 1942) was fought between the British together with the Indian troops from the 11th Indian Infantry Division on one side and the Japanese 5th Division on the other. The Battle...

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Cenotaph War Memorial, Ipoh

THE STATE OF PERAK Cenotaph War Memorial, Ipoh The Cenotaph built in 1927 is located opposite the Ipoh Railway Station at the Ipoh Heritage Square, Jalan Dato’ Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab, Ipoh. The Cenotaph serves as a memorial to those who had died in the World War...

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THE STATE OF NEGERI SEMBILAN

The Gemas Broken Bridge, Gemas

THE STATE OF NEGRI SEMBILAN The Gemas Broken Bridge, Gemas The bridge is located in the town of Gemas at the border between Negeri Sembilan and Johor. The bridge was blown up by the Australian troops before withdrawing down south to Batu Anam. By blowing up the...

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THE STATE OF JOHOR

The old Buloh Kasap Bridge, Buloh Kasap

THE STATE OF JOHOR The old Buloh Kasap Bridge, Buloh Kasap The old bridge that was built across the Muar River is located in the town of Buloh Kasap. The bridge was constructed by the British Government and hence, had the unusual motif of the British Union Jack...

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Segamat “Steel” Bridge, Segamat

THE STATE OF JOHOR Segamat “Steel” Bridge, Segamat The Segamat bridge which is made of steel is still in use today. The bridge was built by the British before WWII and then destroyed by the Allied Forces to slow down the Japanese Army from advancing down south. After...

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Parit Sulong (Battle of Muar)

THE STATE OF JOHOR Parit Sulong (Battle of Muar) For most people, this could be one of the most emotional war-related historical site to visit. It was at Parit Sulong, an estimated 150 Allied soldiers (110 Australian troops and 40 Indian troops) were tortured and...

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THE STATE OF KELANTAN

Kuala Pak Amat (formerly known as Sabak beach)

THE STATE OF KELANTAN Kuala Pak Amat (formerly known as Sabak beach) Kuala Pak Amat is one of the first landing sites of the Japanese assault forces in Malaya. A fierce battle took place here, thus, the battle is sometimes referred to as “The Battle of Kuala Pak...

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World War II Memorial Museum (“Bank Kerapu”)

THE STATE OF KELANTAN World War II Memorial Museum (“Bank Kerapu”) The World War II Memorial museum in Kota Bharu is also known as “Bank Kerapu”. The World War II Memorial museum is located at Padang Merdeka. It was built in 1912 to be used as a commercial bank by the...

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Pillboxes in Kota Bharu

THE STATE OF KELANTAN Pillboxes in Kota Bharu Pillbox in the town of Kota Bharu This Pillbox is located close to the Kota Bharu airport, near a junction at Jalan Pengkalan Chepa. It is believed the Pillbox was used by the 1st Hyderabad Indian State Forces to defend...

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