Pengerang WW2 fort, JohorPengerang WW2 fort, Johor

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    This spot is almost only visible on the Explo Guide. Well done Bob!
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      Good description Bob!
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      Yes. And you add a plan!
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A good occasion for a trip to Malaysia to explore a lost fortress close to Singapore...

My experience, Explo description: 

Pengerang battery is a lost fortress located in Johor State in Malaysia. Overlooking the sea towards Singapore , it is located close to a Malaysian military camp, standing on the top of a little hill covered by jungle.

This battery was part of the “Singapore fortress” aimed at defending Singapore from a sea attack. It was equipped during the 30’s with two 6 Inch guns. This battery didn’t fire any shot till the 15th of February 1942, when Percival surrender.

My personal recommendations: 

If you come by car, make a stop at Sungai Rengit to enjoy cheap seafood. If you want to stay in Malaysia for the week end, go to Desaru, where there are many beach resorts (check the map).

The place has been abandoned after WW2. Be careful when you explore the remains. Don’t forget these ruins are in the jungle : dangerous animals live there : Pythons, Cobras, and Green Tree Snakes…

How getting there: 
Pengerang fort, map

Pengerang Battery is located 45mn far by bumboat from Singapore (Changi Point Ferry Terminal). The bunkers lie just at the exit of the customs. Otherwise, you will need to drive 2 hours from Johor Bahru (to Sungai Rengit, then turn right and drive to the end of the coastal road at the jetty for boats leaving to Singapore ).

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

All day long

Visit duration: 

1h

Entry fees: 

Free