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Enchanting Penang reveals its wonders

Fort Cornwallis

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 the interior. It houses the famous Dutch cannon presented to the Sultan of Johor by the Dutch and which 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.

Opening Hours: 8:30am to 7pm

Local Cuisine

Penang's famous '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 mix).

Local Climate
Month High Low
Jan 32ºC 24ºC
Feb 32ºC 24ºC
Mar 32ºC 25ºC
Apr 32ºC 25ºC
May 32ºC 25ºC
Jun 32ºC 25ºC
Jul 31ºC 24ºC
Aug 31ºC 24ºC
Sep 30ºC 24ºC
Oct 30ºC 24ºC
Nov 31ºC 24ºC
Dec 31ºC 24ºC