Fort Cornwallis Review, Georgetown, Penang
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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.
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.
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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