Shih Chung Branch School

The Shih Chung Branch School remains frozen in time. Shadowed by the busy, sky-high metropolis of Penang, which has now engulfed the small, ruined shell of a school. Gated off and overgrown with plants and trees, the crumbling walls and faded paint exhume a bizarre atmosphere. The Shih Chung Branch School did indeed begin its life as a school, yet its purpose was short lived. As World War II slowly engulfed Malaysia, power in the country was seized by the Japanese. This saw Japanese military seized the Shih Chung Branch School and retained the property for use as an administration building.


Today, the abandoned school is completely boarded off. It can still be viewed clearly by visitors passing by as it sits in the middle of an area used as a public car parking lot and is easy to approach. Even if you were able to get inside the fence that guards the building, it is in an advanced state of decay and looks extremely unstable.

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