Fort Cornwallis Lighthouse
Rumah Api Kota Cornwallis
Fort Cornwallis Lighthouse (2).jpg
LocationGeorge Town, Penang, Malaysia
Coordinates5°25′14.9″N 100°20′40.6″E / 5.420806°N 100.344611°E / 5.420806; 100.344611Coordinates: 5°25′14.9″N 100°20′40.6″E / 5.420806°N 100.344611°E / 5.420806; 100.344611
Height21 metres
MarkingsWhite tower
Focal height27 m (89 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Range16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi)
CharacteristicFl R 2s Edit this on Wikidata

The Fort Cornwallis Lighthouse (Malay: Rumah Api Kota Cornwallis) is a lighthouse in Fort Cornwallis, George Town, Penang, Malaysia. It is currently under the management of the Maritime Authority of Malaysia.


The lighthouse was constructed by the British Malaya government in 1882 as the Fort Point Lighthouse with a cost of £10,224.[1] In 1914–1928, the lighthouse underwent renovation and its name was changed to Penang Harbour Lighthouse.[2]


The lighthouse is made of white steel framework with a height of 21 metres. The light beam reaches a distance of 16 nautical miles.[citation needed]

See also


  1. ^ Teh, Alan Leam Seng (26 May 2019). "Fort Cornwallis - Shedding light on Penang's early history". New Straits Times. Retrieved 13 May 2022.
  2. ^ Teh, Alan Leam Seng (6 August 2017). "Guardian angels of ships". New Straits Times. Retrieved 13 May 2022.