Tanjung Tuan / Cape Rachado
Cape Rachado, also known as Tajung Tuan in Malay, a cape located about 17km from Port Dickson town, is actually a part of Malacca state. The Light House (Rumah Api Tanjung Tuan), situated at the top of the Cape Rachado rendering its service since 100 years ago! You will need to walk about 15~20 minutes from the entrance gate to the peak. The light-house was built by the Portuguese in the 16th century. The beacon guides sailing ships to Malacca, the most important port in South East Asia. The lighthouse is still functioning today. Ascend the narrow spiral staircase and see the magnificent view of the coastline of Sumatra, 38km across the Straits. The cape is also the stopover point for migratory birds. From September to March, flocks of sparrows, honey buzzards and swifts can be seen here together with hawks and eagles. Walk down the 63 steps beside the lighthouse and follow the jungle trek to a secluded beach. The footprint embedded in a boulder, about 50 metre to the right of the track, is said to be that of Hang Tuah, the legendary Malay warrior of the 15th century. Legend has it that upon acquiring innate strength and knowledge, Hang Tuah chose to meditate here. The footprint marks the spot where he first landed at Tanjung Tuan. A nearby well whose icy cool water is a boon for the tired and thirsty, is also said to have been dug by him. Local devotees have known to pay their homage at this spot.
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The main Gate accessing to Tanjung Tuan
View of Malacca Straits from Bukit Batu Putih
View of Malacca Straits from Light-house