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
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).