Army Museum

Website : http://portdickson.info/army-museum.htm
Entry Fee : Free
Google Maps Link : https://goo.gl/maps/CemPMRWoc9S2

The Army Museum is located in Port Dickson, just 5 minutes drive from the beach. It is a rather large museum with open air exhibition area, two blocks of indoor exhibition, replica of communist tunnel and a playground. This is the most crowded museum that I have visited thus far. 

Open Air Exhibition
Most of the crowd were in this area, where replicas of various military equipments used during the colonial era were displayed. There were cannons, a locomotive and a passenger coach, fighter jets,  a military helicopter and other military vehicles. All the machines and vehicles were used during the war.

The entrance

Anti Tank Gun 2 Pounder MK 9

Bofors 40mm 70

Douglas A-4PTM Skyhawk

Alouette III

Military transport vehicles


Indoor Exhibitions
There were two blocks with indoor exhibition. Each blocks had two galleries. The indoor exhibits were pretty much similar to other state museums, except with more focus on the army. There were historical write-ups about the formation of Malay Regiment. And as usual, there were exhibits and write-ups about the Melaka Sultanate, colonial era and the independence movements.

'Army at a Glance' section

Statue of Datuk Naning, who led the local resistance against the British in late 19th century

Elephant skull used by communists as secret letter box


Communist Tunnel
This is the replica of the actual communist tunnel in Betong (Thai-Kedah border), used by the Communist Party of Malaya during the communist insurgency. The tunnel is 142 meters long. Along the tunnel, visitors can see communist sleeping area, ammunition store, meeting room and a surgery room. 


Entrance to the communist tunnel

Along the tunnel

This is definitely among the most interesting museums I have visited so far. The best in terms of variety and public attractions. There was even a mini cafe selling snacks and drinks. It is suitable to visit this museum with children and spend half a day there. 


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