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Captain Light who took Penang Island in 1786 built the original fort and the British East India Company completed it in 1820. Its name was derived from the Governor General of India. Charles Cornwallis around 1786 who by the way was the British Army General...More
We had been advised by friends of our travelling companion to not bother visiting this Fort. Thankfully, we decided to ignore this advise and went inside.
Truthfully, there is not a huge amount to see inside, but we lucked onto a tour. Our guide (a...More
Was really excited to visit but extremely disappointed - the place no had signboards even to the entrance, inside was quite bare with no real “attraction” to look at. If you had RM10 & sole time to waste then OK to visit - otherwise skip...More
Take the tour or at least do your own research before you visit as there is little information posted inside the fort to tell you the history.
But history there is and the colonial & Peranakan past comes to life during the enthusiastic tour.
We were unsure whether to go to Fort Cornwallis after seeing the reviews and initially we were disappointed, there isn’t much to see really !! However after joining a tour with Molly our impression of the Fort changed because she really brought it to life,...More
there is not much to see here apart from an expanse of grass on low level ramparts, and a few ild cannons, there are some interesting old pictures dotted around of views of the area from the early days but apart from that theres not...More
There was so little to see we thought it was a joke. The joke was on us! Might be worth visiting once the renovations are complete but at the moment it is a total waste of money. Wish I'd read the 'Fort Nothing' review before...More
What a missed opportunity for the Penang Government and Unesco, a World Heritage sight prostituted.This site offers nothing a glimpse of what was 4 walls a few rusted guns facing the ocean, information signs that are almost unreadable and the photos equally as bad.
Sorry I can't give you any indication of tourist volume to the fort. I would assume that it would be fairly high due to its prominent location in the UNESCO Heritage area. Seems to be an odd question coming from a resident? More
Sorry I can't give you any indication of tourist volume to the fort. I would assume that it would be fairly high due to its prominent location in the UNESCO Heritage area. Seems to be an odd question coming from a resident?