Fort Cornwallis – Penang


Fort Cornwallis which was named for Governor Charles Cornwallis in power in Bengal in the end of the decade, 1700 was a very interesting historical site in Georgetown. It is located close to the Esplanade, next to the Victoria Memorial Clock Tower.

Fortress wall as high as 10 feet arranged in the form stars. You can still see some of the original building, built about a century ago, including churches, prisons, a place to store ammunition and weapons, fire tower once used to send signals to the ships that sail through the night.

In addition, the original flagstaff and several pieces of cannon, one of which is a Dutch cannon called the Seri Rambai, dated 1603. The important thing about this is the Seri Rambai locals believe that this gun has an influence on a woman’s fertility. Today, the historic site operated by a private party is very popular among visitors.

It is equipped with a tourist information kiosk, open stage space, a history gallery, gift center, and guides who can take you around the fort and gives you a glimpse into the fortress.

Fort Cornwallis offers friendly guides who are well versed in military style uniform colonial red can take you around the fort for a small fee. If you do not have any manuals or knowledge about the background of this fort, guides who are well worth the money for you to use. The fort was opened for visits from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm.

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Penang today births the mark of a very early history of successive foreign influences – from the very early Indian World that took origin in north Malaya to that of the Portuguese, Dutch and later the British who involved this part of the globe in search of spices and kept to engage in the rewarding field.