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FORT CORNWALLIS - Historical Landmark At Penang Esplanade

  FORT CORNWALLIS was built by Captain Francis Light after landing in Penang in 1786. The fort which was used as an administrative and military base of British East India Company at that time, was built to protect the island from possible attack by the French. Cannons were mounted along the perimeter of the fort facing the seafront.
Among the historical remains at the fort are the military barracks, room for the storage of gunpowder magazine, a Christian chapel, a lighthouse, cell room and several cannons. The 'Sri Rambai' cannon which placed at the north-west location has become the historical landmark  of Fort Cornwallis. The cell was built in 1811 and used as barracks to house European artillery. The chapel, located at the south-west corner of the fort was built in 1799.  The gunpowder magazine, built in year 1814 was used to store explosives. 


Fort Cornwallis Visiting Hours :   9.00 am  -  6.00 pm  ;     Closed on Sunday


Within the vicinity of Penang Esplanade at the seafront promenade lies the 'Archaic Cenotph' historical monument which was build to honour the war heroes who died during World War I in Penang Island.

fort cornwallis is a historical landmark in penang fort cornwallis is located at the esplanade, penang


Location Map of Fort Cornwallis :  Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, Georgetown Penang

  route map of fort cornwallis location in georgetown  


Public Bus Transport : Rapid Penang Bus -  Route No. 103 ; 204 ; 502 ; 10 ;  CAT City Shuttle (free hop-on)


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