Fort Cornwallis Penang

Directions to Fort Cornwallis Penang

Navigational info :

  • Coordinates : 5°25’13″N   100°20’37″E
  • Address : Fort Cornwallis, Kota Cornwallis, Lebuh Light, North East Penang Island District, Penang State, Peninsular Malaysia, Kingdom of Malaysia
  • Nearest airport : Bayan Lepas Airport
  • Nearest passenger port : Tun Raja Uda Ferry Jetty
  • Nearest railway station : Butterworth railway station
  • Nearest bus terminal : Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal
  • Nearest highway exit : –
  • Website : –

Fort Cornwallis is a heritage building which is a fortress located at North East Penang Island District. The full location is at Lebuh Light, Kota Cornwallis, North East Penang Island District, Penang State, Peninsular Malaysia, Kingdom of Malaysia.

Fort Cornwallis were located on the northern east side of old downtown of George Town. The location is near to the north-eastern tip of Penang Island, and also as a part of Georgetown’s UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Fort Cornwallis is a star shaped fortress build in late 18th century or circa 1786 by British East India Company. The fort was built by Captain Francis Light for protection against Pirates, Kedah Kingdom and French Fleet.

Fort Cornwallis is named after Charles Cornwallis the Governor-General of British India and once fought and central player in American Revolution or American war of independence in late 18th century.

Attractions at Fort Cornwallis :

  • Entrance Drawbridge
  • Seri Rambai Cannon
  • Lighthouse
  • Chapel
  • Captain Francis Light bronze statue
  • Cell
  • Barracks
  • Gunpowder magazine

Ticketing :

  • RM 10 (adult); RM 20 (adult)

For those who want to visit Fort Cornwallis Penang using personal vehicle, here are the following routes :

Butterworth

Butterworth > Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal > Ferry Butterworth – George Town > Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal > Pengkalan Weld > Lebuh Light > Fort Cornwallis

George Town

George Town > Beach Street > Lebuh Light > Fort Cornwallis

Ipoh

Ipoh > Kuala Kangsar > Taiping > Bandar Baharu > Lebuhraya Utara – Selatan > Jalan Baru > Lebuhraya Lingkaran Luar Butterworth > Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal > Ferry Butterworth – George Town > Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal > Pengkalan Weld > Lebuh Light > Fort Cornwallis

JB

JB > Senai > Kulai > Simpang Renggam > Ayer Hitam > Jasin > Alor Gajah > Seremban > Nilai > Kajang > KL > Rawang > Tanjung Malim > Kampung Kurnia > Bidor > Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal > Ferry Butterworth – George Town > Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal > Pengkalan Weld > Lebuh Light > Fort Cornwallis

KL

KL > Rawang > Tanjung Malim > Kampung Kurnia > Bidor > Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal > Ferry Butterworth – George Town > Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal > Pengkalan Weld > Lebuh Light > Fort Cornwallis

Singapore

Singapore > Woodlands Checkpoint > JB > Senai > Kulai > Simpang Renggam > Ayer Hitam > Jasin > Alor Gajah > Seremban > Nilai > Kajang > KL > Rawang > Tanjung Malim > Kampung Kurnia > Bidor > Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal > Ferry Butterworth – George Town > Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal > Pengkalan Weld > Lebuh Light > Fort Cornwallis

For those who want to visit Fort Cornwallis Penang using public transportation, here are the tips :

Penang – Bayan Lepas Airport

  1. From Bayan Lepas Airport (Penang Airport) arrival hall, embark the Rapid Penang bus number 401 / 401E directing to Jetty disembark at Weld Quay
  2. From Weld Quay Rapid Penang Bus Terminal embark the Rapid Penang CAT (Central Area Transit) Free Shuttle Bus disembark at Kota Cornwallis bus stop, walk to Fort Cornwallis

Penang – Raja Tun Uda Ferry Jetty & Weld Quay

  1. From Weld Quay Rapid Penang Bus Terminal embark the Rapid Penang CAT (Central Area Transit) Free Shuttle Bus disembark at Kota Cornwallis bus stop, walk to Fort Cornwallis

Penang – Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal

  1. From Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal embark the Rapid Penang bus number 401 directing to Raja Tun Uda Ferry / Weld Quay disembark at Weld Quay
  2. From Weld Quay Rapid Penang Bus Terminal embark the Rapid Penang CAT (Central Area Transit) Free Shuttle Bus disembark at Kota Cornwallis bus stop, walk to Fort Cornwallis

Bangkok – Don Mueang Airport (Thailand)

  1. From Don Mueang Airport embark the Bangkok Don Mueang – Penang flights, disembark at Penang Bayan Lepas Airport
  2. From Bayan Lepas Airport (Penang Airport) arrival hall, embark the Rapid Penang bus number 401 / 401E directing to Jetty disembark at Weld Quay
  3. From Weld Quay Rapid Penang Bus Terminal embark the Rapid Penang CAT (Central Area Transit) Free Shuttle Bus disembark at Kota Cornwallis bus stop, walk to Fort Cornwallis

Bangkok – Suvarnabhumi Airport (Thailand)

  1. From Suvarnabhumi Airport embark the Bangkok Don Mueang – Penang flights, disembark at Penang Bayan Lepas Airport
  2. From Bayan Lepas Airport (Penang Airport) arrival hall, embark the Rapid Penang bus number 401 / 401E directing to Jetty disembark at Weld Quay
  3. Fr From Weld Quay Rapid Penang Bus Terminal embark the Rapid Penang CAT (Central Area Transit) Free Shuttle Bus disembark at Kota Cornwallis bus stop, walk to Fort Cornwallis

Bangkok – Hualamphong Railway Station (Thailand)

  1. From Bangkok Hualamphong Railway Station embark the Overnight Train number 35 Bangkok-Butterworth, disembark at Butterworth railway station.
  2. Walk to Butterworth Ferry Terminal and embark the Butterworth-George Town Ferry, disembark at Raja Tun Uda Ferry Jetty
  3. From Weld Quay Rapid Penang Bus Terminal embark the Rapid Penang CAT (Central Area Transit) Free Shuttle Bus disembark at Kota Cornwallis bus stop, walk to Fort Cornwallis

Butterworth

  1. From Butterworth Ferry Terminal, embark the Butterworth-George Town Ferry, disembark at Raja Tun Uda Ferry Jetty
  2. From Weld Quay Rapid Penang Bus Terminal embark the Rapid Penang CAT (Central Area Transit) Free Shuttle Bus disembark at Kota Cornwallis bus stop, walk to Fort Cornwallis

Hat Yai – Hat Yai Airport (Thailand)

  1. From Hat Yai Airport embark the Hat Yai – Penang flights, disembark at Penang Bayan Lepas Airport
  2. From Bayan Lepas Airport (Penang Airport) arrival hall, embark the Rapid Penang bus number 401 / 401E directing to Jetty disembark at Weld Quay
  3. From Weld Quay Rapid Penang Bus Terminal embark the Rapid Penang CAT (Central Area Transit) Free Shuttle Bus disembark at Kota Cornwallis bus stop, walk to Fort Cornwallis

Hat Yai – Hat Yai Junction (Thailand)

  1. From Hat Yai Junction embark Train directing to Butterworth, disembark at Butterworth railway station.
  2. Walk to Butterworth Ferry Terminal and embark the Butterworth-George Town Ferry, disembark at Raja Tun Uda Ferry Jetty
  3. From Weld Quay Rapid Penang Bus Terminal embark the Rapid Penang CAT (Central Area Transit) Free Shuttle Bus disembark at Kota Cornwallis bus stop, walk to Fort Cornwallis

Ipoh

  1. From Ipoh Sentral railway station embark the KTM train directing to Butterworth disembark at Butterworth railway station.
  2. Walk to Butterworth Ferry Terminal and embark the Butterworth-George Town Ferry, disembark at Raja Tun Uda Ferry Jetty
  3. From Weld Quay Rapid Penang Bus Terminal embark the Rapid Penang CAT (Central Area Transit) Free Shuttle Bus disembark at Kota Cornwallis bus stop, walk to Fort Cornwallis

Jakarta

  1. From Jakarta-Sukarno Hatta Airport embark the Jakarta Sukarno-Hatta – Penang flights, disembark at Penang Bayan Lepas Airport
  2. From Bayan Lepas Airport (Penang Airport) arrival hall, embark the Rapid Penang bus number 401 / 401E directing to Jetty disembark at Weld Quay
  3. From Weld Quay Rapid Penang Bus Terminal embark the Rapid Penang CAT (Central Area Transit) Free Shuttle Bus disembark at Kota Cornwallis bus stop, walk to Fort Cornwallis

JB – Senai Airport

  1. From Senai Airport embark the JB – Penang flights, disembark at Penang Bayan Lepas Airport
  2. From Bayan Lepas Airport (Penang Airport) arrival hall, embark the Rapid Penang bus number 401 / 401E directing to Jetty disembark at Weld Quay
  3. From Weld Quay Rapid Penang Bus Terminal embark the Rapid Penang CAT (Central Area Transit) Free Shuttle Bus disembark at Kota Cornwallis bus stop, walk to Fort Cornwallis

JB – JB Sentral

  1. From JB Sentral embark the KTM train directing to Butterworth disembark at Butterworth railway station.
  2. Walk to Butterworth Ferry Terminal and embark the Butterworth-George Town Ferry, disembark at Raja Tun Uda Ferry Jetty
  3. From Weld Quay Rapid Penang Bus Terminal embark the Rapid Penang CAT (Central Area Transit) Free Shuttle Bus disembark at Kota Cornwallis bus stop, walk to Fort Cornwallis

JB – Larkin Terminal

  1. From Larkin Terminal embark JB-Butterworth bus, disembark at Butterworth bus terminal
  2. Walk to Butterworth Ferry Terminal and embark the Butterworth-George Town Ferry, disembark at Raja Tun Uda Ferry Jetty
  3. From Weld Quay Rapid Penang Bus Terminal embark the Rapid Penang CAT (Central Area Transit) Free Shuttle Bus disembark at Kota Cornwallis bus stop, walk to Fort Cornwallis

Kuala Lumpur – International Airport

  1. From KLIA embark the KLIA – Penang flights, disembark at Penang Bayan Lepas Airport
  2. From Bayan Lepas Airport (Penang Airport) arrival hall, embark the Rapid Penang bus number 401 / 401E directing to Jetty disembark at Weld Quay
  3. From Weld Quay Rapid Penang Bus Terminal embark the Rapid Penang CAT (Central Area Transit) Free Shuttle Bus disembark at Kota Cornwallis bus stop, walk to Fort Cornwallis

Kuala Lumpur – Subang Airport

  1. From Subang Airport embark the Subang – Penang flights, disembark at Penang Bayan Lepas Airport
  2. From Bayan Lepas Airport (Penang Airport) arrival hall, embark the Rapid Penang bus number 401 / 401E directing to Jetty disembark at Weld Quay
  3. From Weld Quay Rapid Penang Bus Terminal embark the Rapid Penang CAT (Central Area Transit) Free Shuttle Bus disembark at Kota Cornwallis bus stop, walk to Fort Cornwallis

Kuala Lumpur – KL Sentral

  1. From KL Sentral railway station embark the KTM train directing to Butterworth disembark at Butterworth railway station.
  2. Walk to Butterworth Ferry Terminal and embark the Butterworth-George Town Ferry, disembark at Raja Tun Uda Ferry Jetty
  3. From Weld Quay Rapid Penang Bus Terminal embark the Rapid Penang CAT (Central Area Transit) Free Shuttle Bus disembark at Kota Cornwallis bus stop, walk to Fort Cornwallis

Kuala Lumpur – Pudu Sentral

  1. From Pudu Sentral embark KL Pudu Sentral-Butterworth bus, disembark at Butterworth bus terminal
  2. Walk to Butterworth Ferry Terminal and embark the Butterworth-George Town Ferry, disembark at Raja Tun Uda Ferry Jetty
  3. From Weld Quay Rapid Penang Bus Terminal embark the Rapid Penang CAT (Central Area Transit) Free Shuttle Bus disembark at Kota Cornwallis bus stop, walk to Fort Cornwallis

Kuala Lumpur – Terminal Bersepadu Selatan

  1. From TBS embark KL TBS-Butterworth bus, disembark at Butterworth bus terminal
  2. Walk to Butterworth Ferry Terminal and embark the Butterworth-George Town Ferry, disembark at Raja Tun Uda Ferry Jetty
  3. From Weld Quay Rapid Penang Bus Terminal embark the Rapid Penang CAT (Central Area Transit) Free Shuttle Bus disembark at Kota Cornwallis bus stop, walk to Fort Cornwallis

Medan

  1. From Kualanamu Airport embark the Medan – Penang flights, disembark at Penang Bayan Lepas Airport
  2. From Bayan Lepas Airport (Penang Airport) arrival hall, embark the Rapid Penang bus number 401 / 401E directing to Jetty disembark at Weld Quay
  3. From Weld Quay Rapid Penang Bus Terminal embark the Rapid Penang CAT (Central Area Transit) Free Shuttle Bus disembark at Kota Cornwallis bus stop, walk to Fort Cornwallis

Phuket (Thailand)

  1. From Phuket Airport embark the Phuket – Penang flights, disembark at Penang Bayan Lepas Airport
  2. From Bayan Lepas Airport (Penang Airport) arrival hall, embark the Rapid Penang bus number 401 / 401E directing to Jetty disembark at Weld Quay
  3. From Weld Quay Rapid Penang Bus Terminal embark the Rapid Penang CAT (Central Area Transit) Free Shuttle Bus disembark at Kota Cornwallis bus stop, walk to Fort Cornwallis

Singapore

  1. From Changi Airport embark the Singapore – Penang flights, disembark at Penang Bayan Lepas Airport
  2. From Bayan Lepas Airport (Penang Airport) arrival hall, embark the Rapid Penang bus number 401 / 401E directing to Jetty disembark at Weld Quay
  3. From Weld Quay Rapid Penang Bus Terminal embark the Rapid Penang CAT (Central Area Transit) Free Shuttle Bus disembark at Kota Cornwallis bus stop, walk to Fort Cornwallis

 

Nearest point of interest :

  • Esplanade
  • Masjid Kapitan Keling
  • Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal
  • Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower
  • Sun Yat Sen Museum Penang

List of Hotels near to Fort Cornwallis Penang :

  • Armenian Street Heritage Hotel
  • Broadway Budget Hotel
  • Campbell House Penang
  • Chulia Heritage Hotel
  • Eastern & Oriental Hotel
  • Hotel Jen Penang
  • Hotel Neo+ Penang
  • Hotel Sentral
  • Sunway Hotel Georgetown
  • Tune Hotel Downtown Penang

Reference :

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  • Wikimapia
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