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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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  • Upon our arrival at Georgetown walking we arrived before this strong, we got why pay £ 5.00 to get in to see him I seemed exaggerated!!! We did the walk around the walls, place overlooked and well preserved. It is the place where Sir Francis Light touched down in 1786, as the first headquarters of the English East India Company. Remained only external fortifications and some cannon. Nothing of that substance.
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  • not as impressive as other colonial forts -so British Dominio subjects probably won't be super impressed. but if you plan an early day in Georeg Town you can def start here.  more »
  • Molly, our pleasant and informative guide, told us about how Francis Light landed in the late 18th century and founded Georgetown. He later built the brick fort and we saw its walls, chapel, gunpowder...  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 :/