Georgetown Heritage Site

The Asia Pacific Masters Games 2018 opening ceremony will be held on 8 Sept 2018 at the Esplanade Field (Padang Kota Lama), a seafront location at the heart of the George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The field is adjacent to Fort Cornwallis, the spot where the British Empire’s Captain Francis Light, the founder of George Town, first landed in 1786. He subsequently built a fort at the location, and the entire area has now become a top attraction and hang-out spot for locals and tourists alike.