Discover with Timothy Tye
Fort Cornwallis Lighthouse

Start here
Fort Cornwallis Lighthouse, as seen from the grounds of Fort Cornwallis (30 January, 2005)


Fort Cornwallis Lighthouse is the second oldest lighthouse in Malaysia. It is second only to the lighthouse in Tanjung Tuan, Malacca. It was erected by the British in 1882. At that time, it was known as the Fort Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse underwent renovations in 1914 and 1928. As part of the renovation, the name was also changed to Penang Harbour Lighthouse.

Today, considering it stands within Fort Cornwallis, the lighthouse is called the Fort Cornwallis Lighthouse. Unlike other lighthouses in Malaysia, for example the one in Muka Head, the Fort Cornwallis Lighthouse is made of a 21-meter white steel framework. Visual distance of the lighthouse is 16 nautical miles.

Fort Cornwallis LighthouseFort Cornwallis Lighthouse (1 May, 2015)


Fort Cornwallis LighthouseFort Cornwallis Lighthouse (1 May, 2015)


Close-up view of Fort Cornwallis Lighthouse (30 January, 2005)


Stairs up to the Fort Cornwallis LighthouseStairs up to the Fort Cornwallis Lighthouse (9 June, 2012)


View of the Fort Cornwallis Lighthouse from Jalan Tun Syed Sheh BarakbahView of the Fort Cornwallis Lighthouse from Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah (4 June, 2005)


Getting there

You can walk from the Weld Quay Ferry & Bus Terminal. Walk north along Weld Quay and follows it as it curves to King Edward Place. At the Light Street Roundabout, take Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, and you will see the staircase leading up to the lighthouse on the right, within Fort Cornwallis itself.

Tim climbing up the Forn Cornwallis Lighthouse (5 April, 2009)


Tim with the beacon of Forn Cornwallis Lighthouse (5 April, 2009)

Location of the Fort Cornwallis Lighthouse

List of Lighthouses in Penang and Lighthouses in Malaysia

Add your shop/business to this website

The Penang Travel Tips website is a huge website that documents everything in Penang. On top of the hundreds of streets and tourist attractions, I also add in hundreds of shops and businesses.

If you operate a shop business in Penang, or anywhere in Malaysia or Singapore, contact me to add your business/shop into my website. It only a one-time fee, and your shop/business will be listed by location and category, helping your would-be customers find you. To find out more, CONTACT ME

Travelling somewhere?

If you're travelling somewhere, use our online engine to find the online booking site that offers you the best room rates.

Book your hotel room here

If you're coming to Penang, book your hotel room online with Agoda. Agoda offers the best prices on 2,000,000+ properties worldwide. Start here.

Local Guided Tours of Penang

If you are coming to Penang and need someone to show you around, I can arrange for you a licensed tour guide to take you around. Guides charge a fixed fee of RM320 for taking a small group of up to 10 people on 4-hour walking tours. Walking tours exceeding 4 hours is charged an additional RM120 per hour. Tours are tailored to guest requirement. For more details, contact tour coordinator.

Looking for a book? Get it from Book Depository with free delivery worldwide!

I have just discovered Book Depository, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, and I love it. This is where you can buy books and have them sent to you. But unlike Amazon, when you purchase using Book Depository, you enjoy free delivery worldwide. Give it a try today!

 Latest Pages on my websites

Here's a list of the latest pages I have added or updated on my website.

My YouTube Videos

Timothy Tye YouTube Channel

Check out my YouTube Channel and don't forget to subscribe!

Take the CAT Free Feeder Bus

What's the best way to see Penang on a budget? Take the bus! In Penang, there are at least 12 absolutely FREE bus routes which cover almost every major neighbourhood on Penang Island and Penang Mainland. All you need to do is hop aboard!

Details

 List of 797 Streets in Penang

 Vital Links

Book Your Express Bus Ticket | Hire a car | Our Recipes | Facebook Posts | Just Curious | Not In The Dictionary | Our Flowering Garden

 List of 3605 Sights in Penang

 Vital Links

Book Your Express Bus Ticket | Engage a Tour Guide for Penang | What's Up at Penang Hotels | Hire a car | Facebook Posts | Our Recipes | Our Flowering Garden | Guide Book on Penang Durians

 Discover the World

About Me

Thank you for visiting my website. I started it in 2003, and today it has over twenty thousand pages of information. My name is . I would be very pleased if you enjoy the information I have put together.

As a Christian, I hope that through this website, I am able to deliver God's message to all who need it, anywhere in the world. If you are open to hearing it, please read God's Good News to You.

If you wish to contact me, please use this contact form. And don't forget to follow me on Facebook. See you!

Copyright © 2003-2018 Timothy Tye. All Rights Reserved.