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Thursday 28 December 2023

FORT CORNWALLIS and Beyond!

Fort Cornwallis!

This is another place that we've been meaning to visit for a very long time. 

Soon as Brendan was up and ready at 11am we walked out to the bus stop at Wisma MCA and caught the Rapid Penang bus #201 to Padang Kota Lama.

We were dropped off near the Queen of Victoria Memorial Clock Tower and made our way to the entrance of Fort Cornwallis where we paid RM10.00 each (approximately USD/EUR2).

Please be advised that non-Malaysians need to pay RM20 each (approximately USD/EUR4) per entry.

Fort Cornwallis is a bastion fort built by the British East India Company in the late 18th century. Named after the then Lieutenant-General The 2nd Earl Cornwallis (1738–1805), the Governor-General of Bengal at the time of the fort's construction, it is the largest standing fort in Malaysia. The fort never engaged in combat during its operational history.

We strolled around for about half an hour then decided to have drinks at the Kota Cafe situated within the compound of the fort.

We perused the menu and went with:

  • Brendan's Iced Lemon Tea 
  • My Hand Crafted Coffee 
  • Cat's Signature drink of Lemon Grass, Calamansi Mint, Chili, Ginger and Torch Flower 
 
that came to RM45.00 (approximately USD9/EUR10). In hindsight it cost more that our eventual lunch.

We chilled for half an hour happy to be out of the heat, then exited Fort Cornwallis headed back to the Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower. We continued walking along Lebuh Light before we walked across to the Bank Negara and immediately caught a CAT free bus to KOMTAR.

Fifteen minutes later we disembarked and walked into ICT Mall where we rode the escalator up to Level 2. Here at the first phone accessories shop I had my phone screen protector replaced for RM40.00 (approximately USD9/EUR8).

We then walked across they pedestrian bridge into First Avenue Mall and rode the escalator back down to the ground floor.

We exited then walked across Jalan Magazine where we continued northeast until we reached Kassim Nasi Kandar. Our lunch of Nasi Kandar with various dishes of Chicken together with a round of drinks came to RM27.00 (approximately USD6/EUR5).

Stay tuned for our next video where we go on an improvised walkabout!

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๐Ÿ“ Location:
ICT Digital Mall @ Komtar - https://maps.app.goo.gl/MFP2SjfmqkRFQLqx5

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