Fort Cornwallis Tours

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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.

Location
Address: Padang Kota Lama, Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, Penang 10200, Malaysia
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Private Tour: Penang City Highlights

Explore George Town’s colonial heritage, colorful neighborhoods, religion, and craftsmanship on a 4-hour, private tour of Penang’s historic capital city. Get an overview and orientation while learning about local culture and traditions, with an experience that includes entrance fees, hotel pickup and drop-off, and transport in an air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$44.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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3-Night Cameron Highlands and Penang Tour from Kuala Lumpur

See the best of Malaysia’s rural highlands on this 3-night Cameron Highlands and Penang Tour from Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy round-trip coach transportation from your hotel or airport, as well as comfortable accommodation on this memorable journey beyond the urban landscapes. A local guide will lead travelers through a tea plantation, and the historic city of Georgetown. Enjoy an up-close look at the Kek Lok Si Temple, as well as a traditional trishaw ride on this unique tour that showcases the area's highlights.
  • Duration: 4 days
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$441.25 USD
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  • Duration: 4 days
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Half Day Penang City Tour From Penang Island (4 Hours)

Explore George Town highlights on a half-day tour combining historic sites with temples and colorful neighborhoods, with an optional visit to the Penang Time Tunnel 3D museum. Traveling in a climate-controlled vehicle means you’ll stay cool and comfortable while ticking off a long list of destinations that include Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple, Fort Cornwallis, Little India, Chew Jetty, and more, finishing the day with a taste of Penang's classic white coffee.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$10.30 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Penang Night Tour With The Top Admission Tickets & Trishaw Ride

This tour of Penang at night is a great way to see how the city comes to life after dark without the risk of getting lost. You’ll visit a number of Penang’s must-see attractions, cover a lot of ground yet still see things on an intimate level on a local trishaw ride. A high point is the 68th-floor observatory deck of the KOMTAR Tower, for unparalleled city views.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$80.10 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Penang Highlights by Trishaw from George Town

Many of George Town’s landmarks can be visited on foot, but the most fun way to get around the city is aboard a traditional trishaw. This 3-hour tour follows one of two different itineraries, passing landmarks such as Fort Cornwallis, Yap Kongsi Temple, Kapitan Keling Mosque, and Little India. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$37.50 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Georgetown Sightseeing Tour

Explore colonial history and heritage in Penang’s ancient capital city on this private 4-hour sightseeing tour in Georgetown. Take a scenic drive through downtown Georgetown with your private guide and admire the UNESCO–listed colonial architecture you find. Explore Fort Cornwallis’ mighty perimeter and learn of Captain Francis Light’s first landing in the 18th century. Visit Clan Jetty then head into the bustling Chinatown and Little India districts by trishaw, and visit the Chinese clan house of Khoo Kongsi.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Penang Night Tour With Trishaw Ride

When the sun goes down, Penang  is a boisterous and active place. The Penang Night Tour is a great way to experience the island’s best-known after-dark attractions. Start out the evening with a visit to Esplanade or Fort Cornwallis (photo stop only) and  bypass Georgetown Little India, Streets of Racial Harmony, visit the Clan Jetties, stroll through Armenian Street (wall art)and also  short Trishaw Ride.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Penang City Tour With Fort Cornwallis Admission Tickets

There’s such a rich variety of things to see in Penang that it’d be hard to see it all without the help of a local guide. This convenient city tour will take you to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, colonial-era heritage buildings, temples, and more. Enjoy a fun-filled overview tour of Penang that’s great for first-time visitors, or those who want to learn more about Malaysian history and culture.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$21.10 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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