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Fort Cornwallis Padang Kota Lama is a good place to start off a day of visiting the old historic buildings in Georgetown. It is the largest standing fort in Malaysia built by the British East India Company in the late 18th century. Being named after the then Governor-General of Bengal, Charles Cornwallis, the fort never engaged in combat during its operational history. There is an enclosed park within where you will get to take a stroll along the fort perimeters while hearing the 1812 Overture playing over the speaker system. To make it feel more like colonial setting, there is a local man dressed in full British regalia stands at the gate and a wide range of informative exhibits available on the inside.
Spanning at 4490 sqft, the fort stands on the site where Captain Francis Light first set foot in 1786 on the then uninhabited Penang. He the took possession of the island from the Sultan of Kedah and established a free port to lure trade from Britain’s Dutch rivals. Fort Cornwallis is open for visitors daily 9 am to 10 pm. For a local adult visitor, the admission fee is RM10 while it is RM5 for a child. On the other hand, a foreigner visitor is charged RM20 for the adult and RM10 for a child. Located close to the Esplanade and Penang Clocktower, this place is easily accessible by public as well as private transport.
A Clan Jetty is a village built on stilts and these were built by some pioneer Chinese immigrants back to the old days. Being part of the Penang Heritage Trail, the clan jetties are the traditional settlement established more than a century ago. They house the descendants from Fukien Province in China, who shared common historical, geographical and clan origins. They left their motherland and were to find jobs as stevedores and cross -channel ferry boatman in the bustling port of Penang. The water village is located straight down from Lebuh Chulia (beside the Kapitan Kling Mosque) at Pengkalan Weld. Each jetty is named after a Chinese clan. The setting at the jetties is perfect for those kodak moments.
Stands as the sixth tallest building in Malaysia, Komtar is located at the junction of the Jalan Penang and Jalan Magazine. It comprises of retail outlets, a transportation hub and administrative offices for the Penang state government. Known as one of the most prominent landmarks in Penang, its lower floors are retail spaces occupied by local boutiques and lots of stalls specialising in cell phone, camera and laptop repairs. Komtar Walk is an outdoor strip that connects Komtar tower to the adjacent Prangin Mall.
Offering reasonable yet cosy accommodation that is located right the the pulse of Georgetown bustling city, Friendship Motel is a perfect base for those planning to explore the uniqueness of this place. All 55 rooms are excellently equipped with basic facilities and air conditioned. Each room is attached with private bathroom. Warm and friendly staff is at hand to welcome you and to make your stay a beautiful one.
This 4 star heritage property nestled conveniently at the heart of UNESCO Heritage Site in Georgetown. Offering charming fusion of history through its colonial architecture and style, The Royale Bintang Penang is only 0.41 km from Fort Cornwallis and other famous attractions such as Penang Ferry Terminal and Pinang Peranakan Mansion. This hotel is nothing short of a perfect place to stay. Each room provides you with highly quality amenities to ensure that your vacation is serene and relaxing. The Sri Tanjung Cafe here will take your culinary journey to a whole new level with its tantalizing dishes whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner.