Pulau Undan Lighthouse
Rumah Api Pulau Undan
LocationPulau Undan, Malacca, Malaysia Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates2°02′53″N 102°20′02″E / 2.048°N 102.334°E / 2.048; 102.334
Tower
Constructed1880 Edit this on Wikidata
Constructionmasonry Edit this on Wikidata
Height15 m (49 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Shapeoctagon Edit this on Wikidata
Markingsred Edit this on Wikidata
Light
Focal height53 m (174 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Range18 nmi (33 km; 21 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicFl(2) W 15s Edit this on Wikidata

Undan Island Lighthouse is a lighthouse on the summit of the uninhabited islet of Undan Island (Malay: Pulau Undan), located 25 kilometres (16 mi) off the coast of mainland Malacca in Malaysia.[1][2]

The lighthouse was engineered and constructed by the Chance Brothers and Company from Birmingham in 1879 and completed in 1880, as a beacon for ships travelling along the Strait of Malacca.[1] It is octagonal and cylindrical in shape, housing the lantern and a gallery and is adjoined to a single storey keeper's house; both structures were constructed of masonry.[1][2][3]

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.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of West Malayasia East Coast". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 24 May 2008.
  2. ^ a b c "Rumah Api Pulau Undan". Marine Department of Malaysia. Archived from the original on 16 November 2007. Retrieved 28 May 2008.
  3. ^ Saiful Fazli Ramli (18 March 2018). "Restoration of Rumah Api Pulau Undan". Twitter. Retrieved 15 August 2018.