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Fort Cornwallis, George Town

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See a landmark example of colonial British architecture at Fort Cornwallis. Named after the then-governor general of Bengal, the fort was built by the British East India Company in the late 18th century. Constructed to cope with cannon fire, the fort utilizes the star design popularized in Italy during the mid 15th century, yet it has never seen battle. Now a museum, the site offers a wealth of information regarding British colonial presence in the area, notable fortified architecture, and a striking 21 m (69 ft) skeletal steel lighthouse. Plan to see Fort Cornwallis and other attractions that appeal to you using our George Town day trip website.
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  • Constructed in the 18th century by the East India Company but never engaged in combat, it is the largest standing fort in Malaysia. Taking a walk around it really isn’t much except a couple of... 
    Constructed in the 18th century by the East India Company but never engaged in combat, it is the largest standing fort in Malaysia. Taking a walk around it really isn’t much except a couple of...  more »
  • Well, it's undergoing renovations, so I believe it should have been half-priced than the usual 10 bucks for MYKAD holders because 40% of the place was not accessible so yeah we only could spent like.....  more
    Well, it's undergoing renovations, so I believe it should have been half-priced than the usual 10 bucks for MYKAD holders because 40% of the place was not accessible so yeah we only could spent like.....  more »
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  • First time visiting this place after a lifetime of coming to Penang for holidays. Better late than never 😅 Admission is RM5, kids under 4 is free of charge. The entrance is full of beautiful ancient trees, with a neat cafe and outdoor sitting (it was closed when we were there because of puasa month). It was quite deserted when we went around evening, 6pm. Lots of interesting facts such as info on Sir Francis Light and also the numerous cannons, some of them facing the ocean. The gunpowder magazine was pretty neat to venture into. From here you could see the clock tower as well as some cruise ships nearby. I did not see any public toilets but maybe I missed it. All in all a beautiful scenic and historical place to visit 😊 Street parking only.

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