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Review of Fort Cornwallis

Fort Cornwallis
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Penang Highlights by Trishaw from George Town
Ranked #48 of 140 things to do in George Town
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

At MYR2 to get in, it’s priced about right. Take 30 minutes to walk around, and look at the chapel, and gunpowder house. There is a very detailed display of the history, which you can skip if pushed for time.

There is also a pleasant little snack bar inside, where you can sit for a while in the shade and watch out for birdlife in the trees.

It is far from the best example of a colonial fort, but, nevertheless worth a quick stop off while touring the colonial parts of town.

Thank WHDavies
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

This place charges too much for entry, It is a very small site with not much more than a crumbly brick perimeter wall..

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Fort by the sea and next to the Penang Lighthouse is a interesing short walk. Only a hop skip and a jump from the Eastern and Oriental Hotel. Combine the two and plan for "high tea" makes for a lovely afternoon in historic Georgetown.

Thank Jack E
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

If you want to learn more about Penang's history, do yourself a favor and visit the museum. There you will learn more about Fort Cornwallis (and other interesting facts about the island's history) than you could through a visit to the site, which is unremarkable and in bad need of some maintenance work.

1  Thank Rodger B
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

The Fort is a historical landmark and looks fine, but could be more better maintained and created a better atmospere.

Thank Tsup
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