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Lengkuas Island light
Tanjung Binga, Indonesia

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Date Established: 1882
Date Present Tower Built: 1882
Date Automated: 1882
Height of Tower: 171 ft.
Height of Focal Plane: 200 ft.

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This lighthouse is located in Lengkuas Island, an island in part of Tanjung Binga administrative area, Sijuk, in the northern point of Belitung, Bangka Belitung Islands, Indonesia.

It was built and prefabricated by L. I. Enthoven Co. in the order of King Willem III, in the era of Dutch colonialism in Indonesia.

The construction of this light is 16-sided painted white iron cast, 18 floors with lantern and gallery. The lantern flashes white light every 7s which joins South China sea to Java sea through Karimata Strait.
People need to cross the strait to reach Lengkuas Island from the pier in Tanjung Binga or Tanjung Kelayang beach. The crossing time to the island takes about 30-45 minutes from the piers using fisherman boat and about 15 minutes using speed boat.

People would be able to enjoy snorkeling near the lighthouse because of the clear turqoise sea water in the area, and also enjoy good scenery of gigantic granite stones spread all around the island.


Submitted by: armafadipta Date posted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 Views: 2179