Rimau Island

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Rimau Island
Rimau Island is located in Penang
Rimau Island
Rimau Island
Rimau Island within the State of Penang
LocationSoutheast Asia
Coordinates5°14′53.48″N 100°16′10.063″E / 5.2481889°N 100.26946194°E / 5.2481889; 100.26946194Coordinates: 5°14′53.48″N 100°16′10.063″E / 5.2481889°N 100.26946194°E / 5.2481889; 100.26946194
Adjacent bodies of waterMalacca Strait
State Penang
Local governmentSeal of George Town.svg Penang Island City Council
DistrictSouthwest Penang Island

Rimau Island is an islet off the southern coast of Penang Island in the State of Penang, Malaysia. Located nearly 832 m (0.517 mi) from the southeastern tip of Penang Island, this uninhabited islet is now home to an active lighthouse, which was built by the British in 1885.[1][2][3] This particular lighthouse, a 17 m (56 ft) round cylindrical cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, as well as a single-storey house for the lightkeeper, serves as a beacon for vessels entering the Penang Strait from the south.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Amiruddin, A. r. "Living the lighthouse life - Views | The Star Online". Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Guardian angels of ships". NST Online. 6 August 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Lighthouses of Malaysia: West Malaysia West Coast". www.unc.edu. Retrieved 7 August 2017.