Fort Cornwallis Review, Georgetown, Penang

Fort Cornwallis Review, Georgetown, Penang

This Fort Cornwallis review contains costs, directions, pictures and other useful information.

Fort Cornwallis is an 18th century British fort on the north-east coast of the historic city of Georgetown in Penang, Malaysia.

I passed by a number of places that I thought looked interesting during my walk looking at the street art of Georgetown and by the time I got to Fort Cornwallis I decided that I should probably actually look inside one of them.

Cost(s): 20MYR for foreigner adults. Less for everyone else.

Address: Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Fort Cornwallis Review

Actually, I’m not really sure what compelled me to go into Fort Cornwallis. I had passed a number of museums that looked more interesting to me and would have been air-conditioned.

The best thing about it (in my mind) was the view overlooking the ocean.

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A decent view overlooking the water.

Other “highlights” included the clocktower (featured picture), which actually has a slight lean to it due to bombing around it, and the lighthouse.

You cant actually go into any of these. You just get to look at them from a distance.

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The lighthouse.

The other attraction inside Fort Cornwallis was the museum artefacts but they were very dismal. One of the rooms just had a couple of old bricks. There was signs saying it was being upgraded.

All in all I was not impressed with Fort Cornwallis. Not worth the 20MYR as far as I am concerned. Maybe I should have arrived in time for the free tour guide, but than again, I don’t like tours.

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How to Get to Fort Cornwallis in Georgetown

I just walked there from my accommodation in Little India.

The free CAT bus will take you pretty close to it.



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