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Name: Horsburgh Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Pedra Branca Light

Also known as: Pulau Batu Puteh Light

Nearest Town or City:
Kampong Punggai, , Singapore

Location: Eastern approach to the Singapore Strait.

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Photo: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
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Managing Organization:
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore


This lighthouse was named for James Horsburgh, an eminent hydrographer for the East India Company. It was the first lighthouse in Singapore. The island it stands on is now the subject of a dispute between Singapore and Malaysia. (The nearest community is Tanjung Penyusop, Malaysia.)

Tower Height: 112

Height of Focal Plane: 102

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 10 seconds.

Description of Tower: Conical tower with black and white horizontal bands.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1851

Date Present Tower Built: 1851

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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