History : Fort Cornwallis is a bastion fort in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, built by the British East India Company in the late 18th century. Fort Cornwallis is the largest standing fort in Malaysia. The fort never engaged in combat during its operational history.
Architecture : Fort Cornwallis is an example of a star fort, so called because of its projecting bastions on each corner. By the time Light landed in Penang in 1786, the art of constructing defenses based on geometry had been developing for nearly two centuries.