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Cape Rachado, Port Dickson

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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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  • Start at Ilham Resort Port Dickson. 1 MR. fairy. Course approx 1-1.5 km to Lighthouse by jungle on betonpad. 100 for lighthouse small Sandy path to the right, climbing and scrambling to Bukit Batu Putih, gorgeous! Back to Lighthouse, with Lighthouse keep left path and long concrete staircase eventually come down to beautiful white beach. We had luck and could with a banana-jetski combi back to civilization, otherwise you'll have all the stairs again. Total height difference 400 m. Very nice morning trip!!
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  • Pay at the entrance and keep walking until you see the lighthouse and you find yourself the path to Bukit Batu Putih at the right. Just a little bit jungle trekking plus hiking you will reach the lime...  more »
  • I visited here few years ago... Come early morning for good walk .. more like hiking... and you will get to see the best part of PD... take some photos.. and come down again... good outing for friends...  more »
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  • Good for burn your calories..Many thing to visit..many thing to see..nice view from Bukit Batu Putih and beware monkeys will follow those who bring food..
  • 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.
  • RM1 entrance fee for the opportunity to walk up the steep slope to the lighthouse. Pity can't get to actually touch the lighthouse
  • This is nice place for trekking, but isn't maintained properly. Also going to Seashore from the lighthouse is not up-to the mark.
  • Is a 20 mins walk through the jungle before reaching the light house. Nothing too amazing.