Explore Penang

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Fort Cornwallis

The largest standing fortification in Malaysia, Fort Cornwallis stands proudly at the (believed) point where Captain Francis Light landed in 1786, and proclaimed Penang a British settlement.

With the passing of time, Fort Cornwallis welcomed many additions to its premises, including a chapel, an open-air amphitheatre, a history gallery and centre that offer souvenirs and handicrafts for sale.

The fort was proclaimed an Ancient Monument and Historic Site un 1977, and has since become one of Penang’s most sought-after tourist destinations.

Local Cuisine

The best example of the extraordinary fusion of cultures in Malaysia is Penang’s hawker food. Prepared by street vendors, highlights include Penang laksa (spicy coconut noodle soup), nasi kandar (mixed rice with curries) and rojak (a fruit and vegetable mix dipped in peanut sauce).


Local Climate
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