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Address: Leboh Light, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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+60 4-262 0202
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US$48.75*
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Private Georgetown Sightseeing Tour
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US$54.00*
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Private Tour: Penang City Highlights
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Wonderful George Town Bike Tour

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Not much to see or do

I was lucky enough to catch the free guided tour, but sadly, though pleasant and friendly, our guide knew only basic facts about the site and nothing at all about the history of... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Robert M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is located inside Fort Cornwallis. It serve very good fusion of west and nonya cuisine. A set of appetizer, main course and dessert cost $50 ringgits ( money worth). The appetizer consists of satay, mango salad, pie. For the main course, you may choose one from the main menu. One course that I choose, redang with coconut rice.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a history lover (me) it's a must see. There is not a lot there though to learn about as it did not see too much action. Pretty site and views make it pleasant.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice old fort in Georgetown not far from Armenia street where all the art is. Quite pricy to get in and ok to see from the outside if you do not have the time or cash spare.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

there is a fort wall and a few cannons, nothing interesting. they could do much more with the vast interior space, but they haven't. It costs 20RM for admission, which is not worth it.

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to pay 200bht per person and to be honest was not worth visiting just to see a few old cannons and that was it

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was lucky enough to catch the free guided tour, but sadly, though pleasant and friendly, our guide knew only basic facts about the site and nothing at all about the history of those who had lived and served there. Pleasant enough for 20mins, but there is little to see or do and the MYR20 entrance ticket is seriously overpriced.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this site expensive, and somewhat disappointing. There is a little history dotted around but it needs an update. The chapel was open but seemed to have a load of white painted trees as part of an art installation while being used as a store room for models of local streets. In one corner was a couple of prop... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this fort together with my family but unfortunately there is nothing much to see in this fort. The entrance fee is RM20 for adult and RM10 for kids if you are foreigner.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Inside the ten-feet-or-so-high walls of this fort is actually a "surprisingly" empty area except for "literally" a few things to see such as a fairly-big statue of Captain Francis Light (the founder of the colonial settlement on the island) just inside one of the two entrances, a little chapel on one corner of the fort grounds near the Francis Light... More 

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband is very interest in military history so was keen to visit. The fort doesn't provide much information and the displays are rather lacking, but the site itself was interesting to see.

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