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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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  • It was a memorable experience. The hike was tough but good. There's a spot to view the sunset at the outside perimeters of the lighthouse. However the lighthouse is not open to public to enter  more »
  • The PNB Ilham just very close to this location. It took us around 8 minutes to reach the peak. Awesome scenery from here.  more »
  • Its one of the best historical places i ever visited even though it was closed. First of all there a little bit hike about 1 km to the lighthouse and another significant walk to the shore. the best pa...  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
  • Damn nice view frm on top, but be prepared for a looooong journey up