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
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
Cenotph' historical monument which was build to honour the war
heroes who died during World War I in Penang Island.
Location Map of Fort Cornwallis : Jalan Tun Syed
Sheh Barakbah, Georgetown Penang
Public Bus Transport
: Rapid Penang Bus - Route No. 103 ;
204 ; 502 ; 10 ; CAT City Shuttle (free hop-on)