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Bank Kerapu

Jln Sultan Town Centre, Kota Bharu, Malaysia
+60 9-748 2266
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WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL

Bank Kerapu used to be Mercantile Bank of India Limited, which was in operation in 1912. In 1991... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
dinar09
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putrajaya
Historical Place

One of the historical place located in Kota Bharu. In front of Bulatan Padang Merdeka in KB. Very... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
zulhafizan
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Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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Jln Sultan Town Centre, Kota Bharu, Malaysia
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+60 9-748 2266
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"memorial"
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"invaded"
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"exhibition"
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Bank Kerapu used to be Mercantile Bank of India Limited, which was in operation in 1912. In 1991 the government took over and converted it into a Word War II Memorial. It showcases artifacts and photos of related to WWII. The war, actually started in...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

One of the historical place located in Kota Bharu. In front of Bulatan Padang Merdeka in KB. Very nice place

Thank zulhafizan
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Pretty good, tell us about Japan invade Malaysia from Kelantan, pretty hot outside but quite refreshing, there's an empty slot, and some exhibition were close.

Thank Boogzz
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

i spent about 15minutes to study the war in kelantan wayback into early 1900s, the Japanese occupation 1941 to 1945

Thank wmh859
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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

2 story building. Ground floor focusing on the history before independent day, especial 2nd world war. 1st display cultural item of Kelantan. RM2 entrance fee

Thank Lee C
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Reviewed 8 December 2015

This was formerly a bank. Later during the Japanese Occupation it was used by the Japenese Army/Navy and is not the War Museum with inside and outside exhibitions. There are 5 Museums in the vicinity that can all be visited the same time.

Thank 387georgew
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Reviewed 4 November 2015

The museum is broadly split into 2 sections. The first level is all about Malaysia in WW2 and post independence. Most of the exhibits detail the events of the Japanese invasion of Malaysia and is actually pretty good. Some of the displays don't have English,...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

So much reviews had been written about this place yet it was a disappointment to me. Printed materials have faded in colours. There is no aircond to preserve the materials. Lights and fans are not switched on in the upper floor. The place is dusty...More

Thank eugenel905
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Reviewed 29 June 2015

The former bank building houses the Kelantan's World War 1 and II memorial items. The building completed in 1912 was called 'kerapu' due to the nature of the building itself which surfaces are uneven and "mengerutu" (in Malay) because it was made by cemented little...More

Thank Ryunami
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Reviewed 25 May 2015

Interesting place to visit to know more about what happen in Kelantan or Kota Bharu back then during Japanese Occupation and the war...

Thank miera1975
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