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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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  • visit date is sixth of February 2017. i visited this fort within a day i specified for the history or like a heritage tour . first of all reaching the heritage area is so easy from almost everywhere i...  more »
  • We passed by Fort Cornwallis during CAT round about and decide to have a look from the outside.... Seems quite old fort facing beautiful Straits of Malacca 
  •  Cornwallis is a bastion of the British colonial period is right beside the sea in the North-East edge of Georgetown.  Is the name of Cornwallis is named after Charles Cornwallis was the viceroy of India at that time was made. The brick height 4-made on a 5 m wall, was fitted with lots of cannons towards the sea. After Kuala Lumpur guide is going to surrounded by children touched this cannons are heard, but said it is.
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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 :/