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Fort Cornwallis, George Town

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See a landmark example of colonial British architecture at Fort Cornwallis. Named after the then-governor general of Bengal, the fort was built by the British East India Company in the late 18th century. Constructed to cope with cannon fire, the fort utilizes the star design popularized in Italy during the mid 15th century, yet it has never seen battle. Now a museum, the site offers a wealth of information regarding British colonial presence in the area, notable fortified architecture, and a striking 21 m (69 ft) skeletal steel lighthouse. Use our George Town vacation planner to add Fort Cornwallis and other attractions to your George Town vacation plans.
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  • The Georgetown fort will never find its place in the annals of great bastions but in its modern day avatar, it is an almost comical attraction that does not deserve the moniker 'fort'. Certainly a 'ca...  more »
  • The fort is a convenient attraction and the staff were helpful at explaining the history. Unfortunately the premises was not super well maintained and there's not a whole lot to see.  more »
  • The area is steeped in history and well worth the short walk around and read the signage and postings.  more »
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  • Not much to see at all. Not worth the money. Just walk around the fort from the outside. You won't miss much. But you'll save 20rm
  • Poor value for the cost of admission. All of the exhibits on the side where the prison cells were were either missing and/or under construction. There are much better things to see and do in Kota Kinabalu.
  • It doesn't take long to go through the whole attraction, some very scenic spots for photos and view of the sea. The coffee shop here is wonderful. I just admit I do find entry fees a bit steep. Come only in sunny days to maximise enjoyment.
  • Perfect place for reminiscent / learn historical texts (buku sejarah). One of the earliest settlement of colony malaya.
  • Completly dissapointed. Seriously we need to pay for this? Don't lose your time and money... is better from outside. Nothing to do and see inside. So sad :/