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Erected in 1786, Fort Cornwallis was originally a wooden stockade that was subsequently replaced by a brick structure in 1804. The East India Company’s first military and administrative base, it was built on the site of Sir Francis Light’s historic landing. Relics at the fort include a chapel, gunpowder magazine and cell rooms. The famous Dutch cannon or meriam seri
rambai is prominently displayed facing seawards. It was presented to the Sultan of Johor by the Dutch. Today, an open-air amphitheatre, a history gallery, café as well as handicraft and souvenir centre also occupy the interior.


Fort Cornwallis was named after the 18th century Governor-General of Bengal, Charles Marquis Cornwallis. 


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Entrance fee:

Malaysian RM10 Adult, RM5 Child
Non-Malaysian RM20 Adult, RM10 Child