Anyer

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Anyer lighthouse (1933)
Coast of Java Sea off Anyer.

Anyer (also Anjer) is a town in Banten, formerly West Java, Indonesia, fifteen kilometres south of Merak. It is home to the Cikoneng Lighthouse built by Dutch government in 1885 as a memorial for the townspeople killed by the eruption of Krakatau, which completely destroyed the town as well as the earlier lighthouse.[1]

It is also the starting point of the Great Post Road, built by the Dutch in the nineteenth century, which ran 1,000 kilometres to the eastern tip of Java. Off the coast of Anyer is the island Pulau Sangeang, an uninhabited island with vast areas of untouched jungle. The area is also known for coral formations swarming with tropical fish.

Anyer Beach is a tourist attraction with hot swimming water, a hotel and rental of resting sheds, boats, four-wheeled motorcycles, water scooter and a banana boat.[2]

Recent (2011) plans are that the proposed Sunda Strait Bridge, an ambitious megaproject scheduled to start in 2014, will stretch from Anyer across the Sunda Strait to Lampung in South Sumatra.

References[edit]

  • Witton, Patrick (2003). Indonesia. Melbourne: Lonely Planet. p. 166. ISBN 1-74059-154-2. 

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Coordinates: 6°04′S 105°53′E / 6.067°S 105.883°E / -6.067; 105.883