The fort was built
on the site of Francis Light's historic landing in 1786. Today, an open-air
amphitheatre, a history gallery and a handicraft and souvenir centre occupies
houses the famous Dutch cannon presented to the Sultan of Johor by the Dutch.
The cannon finally found its way to Penang after being looted by the
Portuguese, spent some time in Java and later dumped into the sea by pirates.
8:30am to 7pm
hawker food, prepared by street vendors, is perhaps the best example of the
extraordinary fusion of cultures in Malaysia. Some highlights include Penang laksa (a spicy noodle soup), nasi kandar (mixed rice with curries)
and rojak (a fruit and vegetable