Nanyang Volunteers Memorial

Nanyang Volunteers Memorial

The Nanyang Volunteers Memorial, a memorial to commemorate the Nanyang transport volunteers who died while volunteered their service as a truck driver and mechanic during the Sino Japanese War at Burma Road, Yunan, China. More than 3,192 men from Nanyang volunteered, joining tens of thousands of mainland Chinese in plying the 1,453km Yunnan-Burma Road. The route traveled over two mountain ranges, crossing three rivers and countless gorges over more than 400 bridges. 1200 men eventually survived and returned to South-East Asia.

The Air Itam War Memorial Park was undergoing an RM400,000 facelift. The funding came from private donations as well as from the Penang state government. It was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Penang, Mr. Lim Guan Eng on 11 November 2011, the 60th anniversary of the original unveiling of the Penang Overseas Chinese Anti-War Memorial, the main feature of the park.

Trip Suggestion : 15 minutes

Operating Hours : Daily

Admission Fee : Free

Address : Jalan Air Itam, 11500 Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia

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