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Cape Rachado, Port Dickson

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Lighthouse Historic Site
The Cape Rachado Lighthouse is a lighthouse located in Tanjung Tuan, also known as Cape Rachado, in Alor Gajah, Malacca, Malaysia. The lighthouse is believed to be the oldest in the country, its history allegedly dating back to Portuguese rule of Malacca during the 16th century.HistoryThe early history of the lighthouse remains largely unverified, with unofficial accounts by locals tracing the lighthouse's history back to a period following the conquest of Malacca by Portugal in 1511. The Portuguese government in Malacca vested interest in the construction of a lighthouse to guide its ships through the narrow Straits of Malacca, completing the first iteration of the structure on Cape Rachado (a name given by the Portuguese, meaning "Broken Cape") in the 16th century. Possession of the lighthouse was handed over to the Dutch VOC, alongside Malacca in entirety in 1641, and a second version of the building was claimed to have been built in 1817, during temporary rule by the British under William Farquhar, seven years before Malacca's total changeover to the British in 1824.The present lighthouse was constructed in 1863, during Malacca's status as a British-ruled Straits Settlement, and remains active, as of 2008. In 1990, a second concrete tower was built next to the original lighthouse to house a MEASAT radar.
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  • Tanjung Tuan is a famous spot for birders but not in January so it was a nice and quiet hike up to the Light House.lovely view but sad that the light house itself was off limits. It would be a real tr...  more »
  • The place is very, very beautiful. After a not too long hike through the thick forest, visitors will reach the lighthouse and have a breathtaking view. But that is not all, a few more minutes down the...  more »
  • A wonderful place where the small portion of this peninsula land belong to the state of Melaka bit you have to reach there via state of Negeri Sembilan  more »
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  • The walk is like a km from the main entrance. The view from here is quite nice. But I guess the trek down to the beach might be the best part, which unfortunately I didn't do to comment on.
  • Really great panoramic view if you manage to get all the way to the end. There's a beautiful beach in the middle, it will be nice to pack some swim shorts and bikinis and have a great swim with clear water
  • There is a beautiful view of sea is there.All u need is to climb a mountain.Entrance ticket is rm 1
  • Nice and secluded. There is a secluded beach, a beautiful one
  • Leisurely walk to the lighthouse. Still good exercise but not too challenging. Going down to the beach is not for the unfit though. It's beautiful and secluded though so well worth the effort.

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Port Dickson offers plenty of budget, middle, and upscale rooms. Stay along the seafront if you plan to spend most of your time on the beach, or go for a resort located near the forest reserve if you prefer trekking and exploration. If you prefer lower rates, consider visiting in the low season, when crowds disperse and upscale resorts offer significant discounts.
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