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  • Address: Padang Kota Lama, Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, Penang 10200, Malaysia

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Fort Cornwallis

When Captain Francis Light landed on this spot in 1786 and took the island from the Sultan he built a wooden fort, Fort Cornwallis, to defend it against the French, Kedah and pirates during the Napoleonic Wars.

Rebuilt in 1808 using Indian convict labour it is the largest and most intact fort in Malaysia. Once protected by a great moat this was filled in after a malaria outbreak in the 1920s.

The famous great cannons guarding Fort Cornwallis date back as far as the 17th century.

Practical Info

On the edge of water on Jalan T. S. S. Barakbah (off Lebuh Light), Fort Cornwallis can easily be reached on foot from central Georgetown.

Grass Lawns and park areas nearby along the esplanade offer a popular spot to picnic and cool off with ice cream in the shade.

Tours & Tickets

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Private Georgetown Sightseeing Tour, Penang, null
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Private Georgetown Sightseeing Tour

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Take a scenic drive by private car through historical Georgetown, the capital city of Penang, now protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this private ...  Read more

Location: Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.25
Private Tour: Penang City Highlights, Penang, Historical & Heritage Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Tour: Penang City Highlights

View Fort Cornwallis, the largest standing fort in Malaysia. Visit Chew Jetty, the original early Chinese settlement with stilted homes. Admire the intricate ...  Read more

Location: George Town, Malaysia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.00
Wonderful George Town Bike Tour, Penang, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Wonderful George Town Bike Tour

Join this easy and relax bike tour around George Town with our informative English speaking local guide. Learn about the history, religions and characteristics ...  Read more

Location: George Town, Malaysia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $58.00
Penang Highlights by Trishaw from George Town, Penang, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Penang Highlights by Trishaw from George Town

The trishaw has become a favorite mode of transport for visitors as well as locals around Penang. This tour of charming locales includes 3 hours of leisurely ...  Read more

Location: George Town, Malaysia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.50

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