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World Peace Memorial
The World Peace Memorial is in the form of a pedestal with a flock of doves in flight. It is situated in Air Itam War Memorial Park after the 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.
The Penang Overseas Chinese Anti-War Memorial was originally built in 1946 by the Penang China Relief Fund, a Penang-based fund-raising organization, commemorate the Penang Chinese who died under Japanese occupation in World War II and the Nanyang transport volunteers who died while volunteered their service during the Sino Japanese War at Burma Road, Yunan, China. The memorial was built in 1946, officiated by the late Mr. Lim Lian Teng in 1951. The organization was disbanded in 1952, the responsibility of managing the memorial was passed on to the Kong Min School board of trustees.
Trip Suggestion : 15 minutes
Operating Hours : Daily
Admission Fee : Free
Address : Jalan Air Itam, 11500 Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia