Undan Island Lighthouse
|Year first constructed||1880|
|Tower shape||octagonal prism tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||red tower and lantern|
|Height||15 metres (49 ft)|
|Focal height||53 metres (174 ft) (focal plane)|
|Range||18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl (2) W15s.|
Completed in 1880, the lighthouse was erected during British rule in Malacca as a beacon for ships travelling along the Strait of Malacca. While remaining in operation as of 2008, the building is now supplemented with a second, newer concrete tower that operates advanced equipment for shipping communications.
Located on Undan Island, the lighthouse is located 25 kilometres (16 mi) off the coast of Malacca, and is situated on the summit of the island. As a result, the lighthouse, like others in the country on small islands, is largely reachable solely by boat, its site and tower closed from the public.
The original lighthouse consists of an octagonal cylindrical light tower housing the lantern and a gallery, and is adjoined to a single storey keeper's house; both structures were constructed of masonry. A more recent concrete communications tower, roughly three times the height of the original lighthouse, is cylindrical and stark in design, and situated directly beside the lighthouse.
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