A man Exploring the city in a trishaw near Cititel Penang Hotel

Fort Cornwallis, Lebuh Light

A rustic cannon in Fort Cornwallis near Cititel Penang Hotel

The year was 1786 when Captain Francis Light first landed in Penang at this spot. The ramparts overlook the northern Channel and at its north-western point, a 1603 Dutch cannon called 'Seri Rambai' is believed to improve the fertility of women who place flowers on its barrel. Today, only the outer walls of the fort remain and a history gallery and handicraft centre are now located in the fort. Opens daily.

Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah 10200 George Town Malaysia