Penang, Malaysia



Penang Bridge
Penang Bridge
is one of the longest bridges in Asia, spanning 8.4 km over the water linking mainland Penang (Seberang Prai) and Penang Island. The vehicle-only bridge opened in 1985 and handles more than 60,000 vehicles daily. A cross over this landmark bridge offers great views of Penang port, the mainland and the island. You are not allowed to stop your vehicle on the bridge but many people use the emergency stop areas for a quick photo shoot. A toll is charged for travelling from the mainland to the island but free if in the other direction. For cars the toll is MYR7.00 and motorcycles it is MYR1.40.

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Penang Bridge

Penang Bridge

Fort Cornwallis
Fort Cornwallis is a brick-and-mortar fort located at the Esplanade ('Padang Kota Lama' in Malay),
the site where the British under Captain Francis Light first landed. The star-shaped fort was initially constructed in 1786 from bakau wood but rebuilt and completed into its current state in 1810. The fort comprises of a small lighthouse,  gunpowder bunker, chapel and several old cannons. There are also small displays of artifacts recovered from archaeological excavations inside the fort. Fort Cornwallis opens on Mondays-Saturdays from 9.00 a.m. to 6.30 a.m. Admission fees are MYR3.00 for adults and MYR1.00 for children.
Fort Cornwallis, Penang

Fort Cornwallis

War Musem
The War Museum is located in Batu Maung in the southeastern part of Penang Island. The museum is housed in a former
military fortress built by the British during the 1930s to defend against attacks to the southern approaches of the island. The British Royal Engineers with the work force of local labourers blasted and dug into the hill to create a fort with underground military tunnels, an intelligence and logistic centre, halls, offices, ventilation shafts, artillery firing bays, sleeping quarters, cook houses and an infirmary. During the Second World War, the fortress was occupied and used by the Japanese Army.

Toy Museum
The Toy Museum is at Jalan Tanjung Bungah, about 10 km northwest of Georgtown and beside the Copthorne Hotel. There are more than 100,000 toys on display at the museum, mostly figurines and many are from the movies and famous cartoon characters. The Toy Museum opens daily from 9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. and the admission fee is MYR10 for adults and MYR6 for children. To get here, take the Rapid Penang bus no. 101 and 103 departing from KOMTAR.

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