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Fort Cornwallis located on George city seaside, more than 200 years of history. Fort Cornwallis(1786) was originally built by wooden structure, and later in 1808-1810 between the British colonial government use of prisoner labor, it will be converted into a shipu. This fort was occupied by the British and the Japanese. In 19 century British colonial government was set Fort Cornwallis as Supreme Court of Penang and Silk Police Force. On September 8, 1977, according to the Heritage Protection Act 1976 section 168 provisions of Fort Cornwallis Gazette of historical monuments and Peninsular Malaysia as the best preserved castle.

Fort Cornwallis was guarding the Straits of Malacca to contribute, but also spices, shipping supplies online first fortress, castle walls and tall, cannon pointing to the Strait of Malacca, said that rough shape powerful artillery. It is said that people who do not want a daughter can come to touch the sculptures that thick and long barrel, and a son would want to touch the base of the barrel, and very efficacious it!

Currently, Fort Cornwallis has become an open-air arena, historical exhibitions, art galleries and handicrafts and souvenirs center. Fort Cornwallis statue transformed into a  history and geology museum. Now, the famous cannon on display is where one of 1603 made ​​SERI RAMBAI cannon, the Netherlands intended give to the Sultan of Johor.
Penang Attraction - Fort Cornwallis

Fort Cornwallis location Map
Open Time: 
9am-6.30pm daily

Adult- RM3.00, Child- RM2.00

Penang Bus Route
No: U102 / U104 / U105 / U204


Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah,
Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia ‎

+604-264 3494

GPS Coordinates:
5°25'13.71″N, 100°20'38.00″E
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