Lighthouses of Indonesia: Southwestern Java

Indonesia has been independent since 1945, after having been the Dutch East Indies for more than 350 years. It is a huge country, stretching along both sides of the Equator for more than 46 degrees of longitude (roughly 5100 km or 3200 miles). Comprised of some 17,000 islands (more than 6000 inhabited islands), it has hundreds of major aids to navigation. Unfortunately, we have no idea how many of these aids can be considered lighthouses. Information about them is scarce, and photos are even scarcer. Official light lists contain dozens of entries for "framework towers" and "white beacons," providing little guidance for the lighthouse fan.

The island of Java (Jawa in Indonesian) is the heart of the country and home to 62% of the population. In fact, with more than 130 million residents it is the world's most populous island.

This page includes lighthouses of the southern and western coasts of Java, including the Yogyakarta Special Region, the south coasts of Central Java and West Java Provinces, and Banten Province at the west end of island. (West Java and Central Java Provinces have two coasts: a north coast facing the Java Sea and a south coast facing the Indian Ocean.)

The Indonesian word for a lighthouse is mercusuar or (in two words) mercu suar. The phrase menara suar, which includes the Arabic word menara, is sometimes used instead. Tanjung and ujung are words for capes, pulau is an island, selat is a strait, karang is a reef, and teluk is a harbor.

The original Dutch names of historic lighthouses, if known, are shown in curly brackets {}.

Aids to navigation in Indonesia are operated and maintained by the Directorate General of Maritime Transportation.

ARLHS numbers are from the ARLHS World List of Lights. Admiralty numbers are from volume Q of the Admiralty List of Lights & Fog Signals. U.S. NGA List numbers are from Publication 112.

General Sources
Leuchttürme in Indonesien
Photos posted by Andreas Köhler.
Lighthouses in Indonesia
Wikimedia photos, including a collection of historic photos from the collection of the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam.
World of Lighthouses - Indonesia
Photos by various photographers available from Lightphotos.net.
Online List of Lights - Indonesia
Coming soon: photos by various photographers posted by Alexander Trabas.
Indonesian Lighthouses
Historic postcard views from the collection of Michel Forand.
Leuchttürme Asiens, Australiens, und Ozeaniens auf historischen Postkarten
Historic postcard views posted by Klaus Huelse.

Klirong Light, Kebumen, February 2016
Google Plus photo by wahyu budhi s

Yogyakarta Special Region Lighthouses

Note: The Yogyakarta Special Region (Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta) is an enclave in the southeastern corner of Central Java Province, facing the Indian Ocean. It is unique among all regions of Indonesia in being ruled by a hereditary sultan.
Gunung Kidul Regency Lighthouses
Sadeng Breakwater (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); green flash every 4 s. 14 m (46 ft) round fiberglass tower with a flared top mounted on a square concrete platform supported by four concrete piles. Tower painted green. No photo available. The original light, a square skeletal tower, is on the left in a 2014 Google street view, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located just off the end of the breakwater at Sadeng, a small protected harbor at the southeast corner of the Special Region. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1263.5.
Sadeng Range Front
2008. Active; focal plane 23 m (75 ft); white light, 2 s on, 2 s off. 12 m (39 ft) square skeletal tower with gallery, recently enclosed with white metal panels. The tower is at the right in Hermawan C. Nugroho's 2017 photo, Muhammad Ifrad has a distant view showing both range lights, and Google has a 2014 street view (before the white panels were added) and a satellite view. Located on a hillside west of the harbor at Sadeng. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1263; NGA 23821.61.
Sadeng Range Rear
2008. Active; focal plane 25 m (82 ft); white light, 1 s on, 1 s off. 15 m (49 ft) square skeletal tower with gallery, recently enclosed with white metal panels. Muhammad Ifrad has a distant view showing both range lights, and Google has a street view (before the white panels were added) and a satellite view. Located 35 m (115 ft) northeast of the front light. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1263.1; NGA 23821.62.
Teluk Sadeng (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); red flash every 3 s. 14 m (46 ft) round fiberglass tower with a flared top mounted on a square concrete platform supported by four concrete piles. Tower painted red. Mega Saputra has a photo, Paulus Suwito has a photo. The original light, a square skeletal tower, is in the center in a Google street view, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on the west side of the harbor entrance at Sadeng. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1263.7.
Tanjung Sadeng
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 33 m (108 ft) (?); white flash every 5 s. Approx. 20 m (66 ft) square tapered skeletal tower with gallery, painted white. Sofi Mahdi Gunawan has a view from the bay, another photo is available, the light is at upper right in a Google street view, and Google has a satellite view. NGA lists the focal plane as 33 ft, clearly an error. Located on heights southwest of Sadeng harbor. Site status unknown. Admiralty Q1263.9; NGA 23821.6.
[Tanjung Gunung Batur]
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 83 m (272 ft); white flash every 6 s. Approx. 12 m (39 ft) mast tower rising from a square concrete base. Entire lighthouse is white. No photo available, but Bing has a satelite view. Located on heights southeast of Purwodadi. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1264; NGA 23821.7.
Tanjung Bukit Baron (1)
Date unknown. Inactive. Approx. 35 m (115 ft) square white skeletal tower. Ronni Widyantoro has a 2014 street view of the old and new towers, but as of April 2018 Google's satellite view shows only the old one. Note: bukit is a hill or bluff. Located atop a steep bluff near the popular Baron beach. Site status unknown.
Tanjung Bukit Baron (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 70 m (230 ft); white flash every 5 s. Approx. 35 m (115 ft) 4-stage octagonal white concrete tower with lantern and four galleries. Ronni Widyantoro has a 2014 street view of the old and new towers. Note: bukit is a hill or bluff. Located atop a steep bluff near the popular Baron beach. Site status unknown. Admiralty Q1264.1.

Bantul Regency Lighthouse
*** Pandansari (Wates, Kali Opak)
Date unknown (apparently since 1998). Active; focal plane 44 m (144 ft); white flash every 4 s. Approx. 38 m (125 ft) octagonal concrete tower with lantern and gallery. The tower appears to be unpainted white concrete. Six keeper's houses and other buildings. Satrio Tan's photo is at right, Sulistianto Sulistianto has a 2018 photo, and Google has a street view and a satellite view. This lighthouse seems to have many names; it is Wates in the Admiralty list and Kali Opak in the NGA List. Pandansari (the name of the nearby beach) seems to be the local name. The lighthouse does not seem to be well known outside the local area. Located on the south coast of Java about 30 km (19 mi) south of Yogjakarta. Site open, tower open by arrangement with the attendant, who charges a fee for tours. Admiralty Q1264.5; NGA 23821.9.

Kulon Progo Regency Lighthouse
Karang Wuni (Glagah Kulon Progo, Wates)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 32 m (105 ft); white flash every 5 s. Approx. 25 m (82 ft) square white skeletal tower, painted white. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Another light with multiple and confusing names. Located above the beach in Wates, in the Kulon Progo District about 35 km (22 mi) west of Yogyakarta City. Site status unknown. Admiralty Q1265; NGA 23822.
Pandansari Light
Pandansari Light, Sanden, July 2008
Panoramio photo copyright Satrio Tan; permission requested

Central Java Province South Coast Lighthouses

Purworejo Regency Lighthouses
** Ketawang (2?)
Date unknown (before 1998). Active; focal plane 32 m (105 ft); white flash every 4 s (?). Approx. 26 m (85 ft) round white concrete tower with four ribs, lantern and gallery. A photo by Arrina Mayang is at right, a 2013 photo, a closeup photo and another nice photo (2/3 the way down the page) is available, and Google has a satellite view. The tower is very similar to the Pandansari Light. This lighthouse is accessible by road, but it is not well known. Located near the coast about 20 km (13 mi) south of Purworejo. Site open, and Mayang was able to climb the tower. Admiralty Q1276.5; NGA 23822.2.

Kebumen Regency Lighthouses
* Klirong (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 42 m (138 ft); white flash every 5 s. Approx. 35 m (115 ft) 4-stage octagonal white concrete tower with lantern and four galleries. A photo is at the top of this page, another photo and a closeup are available, and Google has a street view and a satellite view. The tower is similar to the Bedadung Light shown on the Eastern Java page. The original lighthouse was a square skeletal tower. This lighthouse is in a well-populated area, but it is not on any route likely to be taken by tourists. Located near the coast about 20 km (13 mi) south of Kebumen. Site probably open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1276.2; NGA 23822.4.
* Tanjung Karangbata (Karang Batu, Menganti)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 63 m (207 ft); white flash every 5 s. Approx. 12 m (39 ft) round barbell-shaped fiberglass (?) tower. Entire lighthouse is white. A photo (halfway down the page) is available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on heights of a sharp promontory near Ayah, about 30 km (19 mi) west of Kebumen. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1276; NGA 23822.6.

Cilacap Regency Lighthouses
Note: Cilicap is the only major commercial port on the south coast of Central Java. The regency has a population of about 1.6 million.
* Teluk Penyu
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); white light, 2 s on, 2 s off. 15 m (49 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower. Google has a street view and Bing has a satellite view. Located on the waterfront of Cilacap's fishing harbor. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS IDO-085; Admiralty Q1267; NGA 23823.
Ketawang Light
Ketawang Light, Purworejo, April 2014
photo copyright Arrina Mayang; permission requested
Teluk Penyu Entrance Range Front
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); white light, 2 s on, 2 s off. 17 m (56 ft) square tower, mounted on a square pier supported by piles. Henry Mazuu has a photo, Rian Yulianto has a distant street view from the beach, and Google has a satellite view. Located in the water about 500 m (0.3 mi) east of the rear light. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1270.1; NGA 23828.
* Teluk Penyu Entrance Range Rear
2007(?). Active; focal plane 23 m (79 ft); white light, 1 s on, 1 s off. 22 m (72 ft) square skeletal tower, covered with white metal panels. Febri Kustiono has a closeup photo, Rian Yulianto has a distant street view, and Google has a satellite view. In Erwin Hanafi's 2009 photo, the upper panels are missing and the red skeletal structure of the tower is visible; however, this photo may show a different lighthouse. Located on the beach at the Teluk Penyu (Penyu Bay oil terminal near Cilacap. Site apparently open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1270.11; NGA 23832.
Teluk Penyu Second Range Front
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); white light, 2 s on, 2 s off. 17 m (56 ft) square tower, mounted on a square pier supported by piles. Soga Soegiarto's photo is at right, Ahmad Fuad Hasan has a view from the beach, and Google has a satellite view. Located in the water about 2 km (1.2 mi) southeast of the Entrance Range Front Light. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1272; NGA 23836.
* Teluk Penyu Second Range Rear
2007(?). Active; focal plane 23 m (79 ft); white light, 1 s on, 1 s off. 22 m (72 ft) square skeletal tower, covered with white metal panels. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on the beach at the Teluk Penyu (Penyu Bay) oil terminal near Cilacap. Site apparently open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1272.1; NGA 23840.
Tanjung Karangrempak (Third) Range Front
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); white light, 1 s on, 1 s off. 12 m (39 ft) square tower, mounted on a square pier supported by piles. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located in the water about 1 km (1.2 mi) east of the Second Range Lights. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1274; NGA 23844.
Tanjung Karangrempak (Third) Range Rear
2007(?). Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); white light, 2 s on, 2 s off. 17 m (56 ft) square skeletal tower, covered with white metal panels. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located just off the beach about 100 m (330 ft) east southeast of the front light. Site apparently open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1274.1; NGA 23848.
Teluk Penyu Second Range Front Light
Teluk Penyu Second Range Front Light, Cilacap, August 2010
Panoramio photo copyright Soga Soegiarto; used by permission
Cimiring (Cilacap, Tjilatjap, Noesa Kambangan) (2)
Date unknown (station established 1870). Active; focal plane 178 m (584 ft); white flash every 5.5 s. Listed as a 32 m (105 ft) round stone tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. However, a 2015 photo and another a recent photo shows a round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery centered on a round 1-story concrete base; the height appears to be about 12 m (40 ft). This photo is consistent with Google's satellite view of the station. The Tropenmuseum has a historic photo of the original lighthouse, and Huelse has a historic postcard view. Located at the east end of the island of Kambangan, marking the entrance to the port of Cilacap. Accessible by a hiking trail, but local guidance is probably needed. Site open, and visitors are free to climb atop the base of the tower. ARLHS IDO-060; Admiralty Q1268; NGA 23824.

West Java Province South Coast Lighthouses

Pangandaran Regency Lighthouses
* Pangandaran (Teluk Penanjung)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); white flash every 5 s. 12 m (39 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower, painted white and mounted on a square platform supported by concrete piles. Teuku Ikram has a street view from a nearby pier, and Google has a satellite view. Pangandaran is a beach resort town; it is connected by a narrow isthmus to a nature reserve on the Penanjung Pangandaran (Pangandaran Peninsula). Located just off the beach on the east side of the isthmus in Pangandaran. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1278.2; NGA 23869.
* Teluk Parigi
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); white flash every 4 s. Approx. 10 m (33 ft) round barbell-shaped tower. Entire lighthouse is white. A closeup photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located just off the beach at Parigi, about 25 km (15 mi) west of Pangandaran. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1278; NGA 23869.5.

Cimiring Light, Cilacap, February 2018
Google Plus photo by wahyu budhi s

Tasikmalaya Regency Lighthouses
* Legok (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 42 m (138 ft); white flash every 5 s. Approx. 32 m (105 ft) 4-stage octagonal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. Luthfiyyah Azizah has a 2016 photo, and Google has a street view and a satellite view. The original lighthouse was a skeletal tower. Located near a prominent cape in the Tasikmalaya Regency southwest of Pangandaran. Accessible by road. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1277; NGA 23870.
Pulau Manuk (Manuk Island)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 50 m (164 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 30 m (98 ft) square skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. A photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. Not to be confused with a much better known Pulau Manuk, a wildlife reserve farther west, near the Sunda Strait. Located on an island just off the coast about 20 km (13 mi) southwest of Cijulang. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty Q1277.5; NGA 23870.5.
Karang Gajah Garut
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 18 m (59 ft); white flash every 4 s. 15 m (49 ft) square skeletal tower with gallery, painted white. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located in the surf near a river entrance about 25 km (15 mi) east of Pantai Santolo. Site status unknown. Admiralty Q1278.6.

Garut Regency Lighthouse
* Teluk Cilauteureun (Pulau Santolo, Tjilaoeteureum)
Date unknown (station established 1930. Active; focal plane 25 m (82 ft); white flash every 6 s. Approx. 21 m (69 ft) round fiberglass tower with a flared top. Entire lighthouse is white. A photo and a second photo are available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on Pulau Santolo, an island on the south side of the harbor at Pantai Santolo (Santolo Beach). Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1279; NGA 23871.

Cianjur Regency Lighthouse
* Cidaun East
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); white flash every 5 s. 15 m (49 ft) square skeletal tower with gallery, painted white and mounted on a square platform supported by piles. Rendra Dwiariaguna also has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located in the surf off a village in the Cidaun area. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1279.3; NGA 23871.2.

Sukabumi Regency Lighthouses
Pulau Ujung Genteng (2)
2007. Active; focal plane 43 m (141 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 40 m (131 ft) square skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white, mounted on a 2-story building. A photo is at right, a good closeup and a view from the sea are available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on an island just off a prominent cape in Sukabumi Regency at the western end of West Java Province. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty Q1279.5.
* Pelabuhan Ratu (Pelabuhanratu) (3?)
Date unknown (station established 1914). Active; focal plane 32 m (105 ft); white flash every 7.5 s. Approx. 22 m (72 ft) square skeletal tower with gallery, painted white. Google has a street view and an indistinct satellite view. Palabuhan Ratu ("Queen's Harbor") is a fishing port and the capital of Sukabumi Regency. Located at the end of a gravel bar protecting the harbor. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1280; NGA 23871.5.
Pelabuhan Ratu Entrance South
Date unknown. Active; focal plane about 16 m (52 ft); green light, characteristic unknown. Approx. 12 m (39 ft) square white skeletal tower. Kang Marno has a photo, and Google has a street view showing both entrance lights, but the tower is hard to distinguish in Google's satellite view. Located on the south side of the narrow entrance to the inner harbor of Pelabuhan Ratu. Site status unknown. Admiralty Q1279.94.
Pulau Ujung Gentang Light
Pulau Ujung Genteng Light, Ciracap, May 2008
Panoramio photo copyright miurak; permission requested
Pelabuhan Ratu Entrance North
Date unknown. Active; focal plane about 16 m (52 ft); green light, characteristic unknown. Approx. 12 m (39 ft) square white skeletal tower. Najudin Nad has a distant view, and Google has a street view showing both entrance lights, but the tower is hard to distinguish in Google's satellite view. Located on the north side of the narrow entrance to the inner harbor of Pelabuhan Ratu. Site status unknown. Admiralty Q1279.95.

Banten Province Lighthouses

Note: Bentan Province was separated from West Java Province in 2000. Most of its lighthouses are on the Sunda Strait, which separates Java from Sumatra is the crucially important gateway to the Java Sea and Jakarta.
Pandeglang Regency Lighthouses
Pulau Deli
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 45 m (148 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 40 m (131 ft) "white tower," presumably a square skeletal tower painted white. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view of the station. Located on an island about 50 km (30 mi) southeast of the southern entrance to Sunda Strait. Site status unknown. Admiralty Q1050.4.
Tanjung Layar (Ujung Kulon, First Point) {Eerste Punt, Oedjoeng Koelon} (3)
1906 (station established 1877). Inactive. Approx. 16 m (52 ft) square metal framework tower, painted black (or covered with rust). This lighthouse is at the left in Arief Bidjak's view at right, and Mathieu Haerel has a distant view, but the dark tower does not show up in Google's satellite view. The lighthouse is also seen in a 1926 Tropenmuseum photo and Forand's postcard view. This historic light station is at the extreme southwest tip of Java, marking the east side of the entrance to the Sunda Strait from the Indian Ocean. The first lighthouse was a tall cast iron tower. This handsome structure was severely damaged by an earthquake on 1 September 1880, after only three years of service. It was replaced by a brick tower seen in a Tropenmuseum photo. There is a report that foundations of this lighthouse remain. In 1906 the brick lighthouse was damaged by an earthquake and replaced by the skeletal tower. Note: the Indonesian name ujung kulon means "western end." Located at the extreme tip of the point. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed.
Tanjung Layar (Ujung Kulon, First Point) {Eerste Punt} (4)
Date unknown (station established 1877). Active; focal plane 50 m (164 ft); three white flashes every 15 s. 30 m (98 ft) square tapered metal framework tower, painted white. Several keeper's houses and other station buildings. A closeup and a view from the sea are available, and Google has a satellite view of the station. The present lighthouse is staffed by crews rotating every four months. The area is included in the Ujung Kulon National Park. Located about 300 m (330 yd) northeast of the 1906 lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS IDO-084; Admiralty Q1050.2; NGA 23332.
Tanjung Waton
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 25 m (82 ft); white flash every 6 s. "White beacon," height unknown, but a tall skeletal tower would be indicated for this location. No photo available, and the tower does not appear clearly in Google's satellite view. Located at the southwestern point of Pulau Panaitan, about 20 km (13 mi) northwest of Tanjung Layar. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty Q1050.15; NGA 23333.4.
Tanjung Layar Lights
Old (left) and new Tanjung Layar Lights, Ujungjaya, August 2006
Panoramio photo copyright Arief Bidyak; permission requested
Tanjung Parat
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 32 m (105 ft); white flash every 4 s. "White beacon," height unknown, but a tall skeletal tower would be indicated for this location. No photo available, but Bing has an indistinct satellite view that probably shows the station. Located at the northeastern point of Pulau Panaitan, about 30 km (19 mi) north of Tanjung Layar. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty Q1050.1; NGA 23333.
Tanjung Lesung
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 23 m (75 ft); white flash every 4 s. Approx. 21 m (69 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. Arris R. Saputra has a photo of the base of the tower, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a prominent cape about 15 km (9 mi) northwest of Panimbang. Site status unknown. Admiralty Q1050.5; NGA 23334.

Serang Regency Lighthouses
* Panto Binuangen (Tanjung Pantobinuangen)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 32 m (105 ft); white flash every 7.5 s. No description given, but a tall tower would be required. No photo available. Google has a street view and a second street view of a communications tower that probably carries the light it has only an indistinct satellite view. Located about 3 km (2 mi) south of the Cikoneng lighthouse (next entry). Site status unknown, but the coastal road passes close to the site. Admiralty Q1050.05; NGA 23335.
*** Cikoneng (Tjikoneng, Anyer, Fourth Point) {Vierde Punt} (2)
1885 (station established 1855). Active; focal plane 60 m (197 ft); two white flashes every 20 s. 58 m (190 ft) 12-sided cast iron tower with lantern and gallery. Entire lighthouse painted white. David Howell's photo appears at right, Unian Husien has a 2010 photo, Köhler has a 2011 photo, Gul Chotrani has a closeup, Reez Riezal has another closeup, the Tropenmuseum has three historic photos, and Google has a street view and a satellite view. The lighthouse was prefabricated at The Hague in the Netherlands by Enthoven and Co. It is one the very few Indonesian lighthouses readily accessible to tourists. The original lighthouse was destroyed by tsunami waves triggered by the catastrophic explosion of the Krakatoa volcano on 27 August 1883. These waves were at least 30 m (100 ft) high, obliterating the original light station except for the foundation of the lighthouse. Located on Tanjung Cikoneng near Anyer Kidul on the east shore of Sunda Strait, overlooking the still-active Krakatoa. Accessible by road. Site open, tower open for climbing. ARLHS IDO-081; Admiralty Q1050; NGA 23336.
Pulau Ular
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 64 m (210 ft); white flash every 5 s. Approx. 20 m (66 ft) square skeletal tower with gallery, painted white. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small island about 3 km (2 mi) west of the oil terminal at Kepuh. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty Q1051; NGA 23340.
Pulau Sangiang
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 32 m (105 ft); white flash every 7.5 s. Approx. 20 m (66 ft) square skeletal tower. No photo available, but Google has an indistinct satellite view. Pulau Sangiang is a boomerang-shaped island roughly 5 km (3 mi) in diameter in the middle of the narrowest passage of Sunda Strait. Located at the southern tip of the island. Site status unknown. Admiralty Q1051.1; NGA 23342.
Pulau Tampurung (Toppers Island, Button Island) (2)
Date unknown (station established 1919). Active; focal plane 77 m (253 ft); white flash every 3 s. Approx. 30 m (98 ft) square skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. Ayah Maman has a view from the strait, and Google has a satellite view. Pulau Tampurung is a small but very high island in the northern entrance to the Sunda Strait, about 10 km (6 mi) northwest of Merak. Located on the highest point of the island. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty Q1052; NGA 23344.
Cikoneng (Anyer) Light
Cikoneng
(Anyer) Light, November 2011
Flickr photo copyright David Howell, Peak Design
used by permission
* Karang Antu (Karangantu)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); white flash every 5 s. 12 m (39 ft) round hourglass-shaped white concrete tower. A photo is available, and Google has a street view and an indistinct satellite view. Located on the west side of the harbor entrance at Kasemen. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1055; NGA 23362.
Pulau Tunda (Babi Island) (2)
Date unknown (station established 1890). Active; focal plane 32 m (105 ft); one long white flash every 6 s. 30 m (98 ft) square skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. Putri Dwi Jayanti has a photo, another photo and a third photo are available, and Bing has a satellite view. This light helps guide vessels between the Sunda Strait and Jakarta. The original lighthouse had a focal plane of 18 m (60 ft). Pulau Tunda is a narrow island about 4.5 km (3 mi) long and about 25 km (15 mi) east of the Sunda Strait entrance. Located on the central south coast of the island. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown, probably open. ARLHS IDO-256; Admiralty Q1054; NGA 23360.

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Posted April 13, 2006. Checked and revised April 6, 2018. Lighthouses: 44. Site copyright 2018 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.