Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

1. Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

While many people associate Port Dickson with its beautiful beaches, as the one and only army museum in Malaysia, Muzium Tentera Darat is a major attraction for locals and tourists alike. It is particularly packed on weekends.

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

2. exhibits

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

3. tanks

On a regular weekday, it is usually filled with school children who are here on school trips.

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

4. Japanese machine cannons

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

5. exhibits

Army Museum was officially launched by His Royal Highness Tuanku Syed Sirajudin Ibni Al-Marhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail, the 12th King of Malaysia, on June 28, 2005.

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

6. military train

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

7. exhibits

Known as one of the most modern museums in the country, it won the Merit Award in the category of ‘Best Tourist Attraction on National Identity (Heritage) 2005/2006’ by Tourism Malaysia.

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

8. mountain gun

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

9. Port Dickson Bandar Tentera Darat

The main building of this museum was erected in 1935 but it was only converted into a museum in the early 2000s. Therefore, the building itself carries its own history.

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

10. time capsule

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

11. Mark 4 bolt action rifles

There are two blocks of buildings housing four galleries each, taking visitors from era to era, from the Malacca Sultanate Era to the British Era, formation of the Malay Regiment, Early Independence Era, et cetera.

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

12. Mendam Berahi (ship)

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

13.

Visitors to the museum are also taken back in time with the collections of artefacts such as cannons, TUDM A4 Skyhawk, DHC Caribou and “Alloutte” helicopter.

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

14. replica of Flora de La Mar ship

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

15. British Era

For those seeking an adventure, there is also a replica of the underground tunnel in Betong, Thailand, used by members of the Malayan Communist Party (1968), although this one is a lot shorter at 142m in length only.

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

16. a statue of Col RSF Walker

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

17. telecommunications devices

Admission to this Army Museum is free-of-charge but donations of any amount from visitors are always welcome, to upkeep the museum and its facilities.

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

18. British army uniforms

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

19. British musket

A souvenir shop carrying army-themed merchandise such as camouflage apparel is in the pipeline, which should keep visitors returning regularly.

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

20. the murder of first British Resident in Perak J.W.W. Birch by Siputum

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

21. signing of The Pangkor Treaty in 1874

For now, visitors can indulge in a specially concocted 16-in-1 combat coffee by Mak Okid, that is said to be a good de-stressing beverage, perfect for highly strung soldiers.

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

22. Sumatran tiger

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

23. history in pictures

Interestingly, Mak Okid is a retired army private who had ventured into business with just a capital of RM250.

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

24. Japanese torture machine

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

25. Japanese in Malaya

Photography in Army Museum is allowed, at no cost, but the use of flash is prohibited.

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

26. wheelbarrow to defuse bombs

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

27. Early Independence Era

Guided tours have to be prearranged for group visits, either in Bahasa Malaysia or English.

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

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Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

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If you do find yourself in Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, drop by this Army Museum, even if you may not be particularly interested in the country’s military history. It is simply a treasure trove and well worth your time.

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

30. passing through a replica communist tunnel

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

31. communist

Army Museum (Muzium Tentera Darat)
Add: Kem Sirusa, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan.
Tel: +606-6409481 / 82 / 86 / 88
Fax: +606-6462359 / 6464263
Web: www.armymuseumpd.gov.my

Visiting hours: Wed – Sun: 10am – 5pm (closed on Mon & Tues)

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

32. self-made racks

Muzium Tentera Darat Port Dickson

33. a memorial for fallen heroes

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