Pulau Pisang Lighthouse

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Pulau Pisang Lighthouse
Location Pulau Pisang, Johor, Malaysia
Coordinates 1°28′10″N 103°15′21″E / 1.46944°N 103.25583°E / 1.46944; 103.25583Coordinates: 1°28′10″N 103°15′21″E / 1.46944°N 103.25583°E / 1.46944; 103.25583
Year first constructed 1914
Tower shape Circular tower
Markings / pattern None—all white
Height 16 m (52 ft)[1]
Focal height 150 m (492 ft) (focal plane)[1]
Characteristic Flashing white every 10 seconds[1]
Admiralty number F1668[1]
NGA number 21692[1]
ARLHS number WMA-010[1]

The Pulau Pisang Lighthouse is a lighthouse located on the highest point of Pulau Pisang, an island in the Strait of Malacca 15 kilometres from Pontian Kechil, Johor, Malaysia.[2]

Built in 1914, the lighthouse was constructed as a white 16 metre (52 feet) high[1] circular cast iron tower with one support structure and a single storey keeper's house at the base,[1] remaining functional as an aid for maritime navigation into the western entrance of the Singapore Strait, as of 2008.[2] Due to its isolated location, the lighthouse is only reachable via boat and an access road.[1]

While located within the borders of Malaysia, the lighthouse is operated by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, the result of an agreement signed in 1900 whereby Sultan Ibrahim of Johor granted the British government of Singapore (part of the Straits Settlements), rights in perpetuity to the plot of land on which the lighthouse stands and to the roadway leading to it, so long as the Straits Settlements operated the lighthouse.[2] The lighthouse's status has thus been contentious in recent years due to access of Singaporean workers to the lighthouse.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Malaya (West Malaysia)". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Pulau Pisang Lighthouse". Lighthouse Depot. Retrieved 2008-05-24.