Lighthouses of Indonesia: Southeastern Sundas

The Republic of 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.

The island arc that begins in the west with the major islands of Sumatra and Java continues eastward through a chain of smaller islands known in English as the Lesser Sunda Islands and in Indonesian as the Nusa Tenggara ("Southeastern Islands"). From west to east, the major Lesser Sunda Islands are Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Sumba, Flores, and Timor.

Indonesia is divided into 34 provinces (provinsi) and the provinces are subdivided into county units called regencies (kabupaten). This page includes lighthouses of the "southern group" of regencies in East Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Timur) Province. This area includes the island territories of Sumba, Savu, Rote, and West Timor.

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, toro, and ujung are words for capes, bukit is a hill, pulau is an island, selat is a strait, karang is a reef, teluk is a bay or harbor, and pelabuhan is a port.

Aids to navigation in Indonesia are operated and maintained by the Directorate of Marine Navigation within the Directorate General of Sea 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
Online List of Lights - Indonesia
Photos by various photographers posted by Alexander Trabas.
World of Lighthouses - Indonesia
Photos by various photographers available from Lightphotos.net.
Lighthouses in Indonesia
Photos by various photographers available from Wikimedia.
Navionics Charts
Navigation chart for Indonesia.

Tanjung Undu Light, Sumba, April 2019
Google Maps photo by Jonet Joko

Sumba Lighthouses

Sumba is an island about 240 km (150 mi) long and roughly 55 km (35 mi) wide, lying southeast of Sumbawa and southwest of Flores. The Sumba Strait separates Sumba from Flores. The island has a population of about 780,000, but it is one of Indonesia's least developed major islands.

East Sumba Regency Lighthouses
The East Sumba Regency occupies nearly 2/3 of the island but has less than 1/3 of the island's population. Waingapu is the capital and largest town in the regency.

Tanjung Sasar (2)
2020 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 85 m (279 ft); three white flashes every 22 s. Approx. 40 m (131 ft) octagonal white concrete tower with lantern and gallery. Lantern painted red. Several coast guard station buildings. YKBH Sarnelli's photo of both the old and new lighthouses is at right. Jonet Joko has a photo and a view from the gallery of the original lighthouse, a square skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the northern tip of the island. Site status unknown. Admiralty Q1318; NGA 25653.
Waingapu Approach West
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); green flash every 5.2 s. 15 m (49 ft) green tower on a triangular platform supported by piles. No photo available but Google has a satellite view. NGA has confused this light with different light on the east side of the entrance. Located on the west side of the approach to Waingapu. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1319.1; NGA 25658.1.
Teluk Mangamesi West
2017. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); three green flashes every 10 s. 12 m (39 ft) square skeletal tower, painted green and mounted on a square platform supported by piles. Aris Purwanto has a distant street view from the Waingapu waterfront, Fredrick William has a distant view from the ferry terminal, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. The two Teluk Mangamesi lights guide vessels in the narrow entrance to Waingapu. Located at the edge a shoal opposite the wharves of Waingapu. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1319.15.

Old and new Tanjung Sasar Light, Sumba, August 2020
Google Maps photo by YKBH Sarnelli
* Waingapu (2)
2016. Active; focal plane approx. 20 m (66 ft); white flash every 7 s. Approx. 20 m (66 ft) octagonal tower with lantern and galley, painted white. Sobirin Aamiin's drone view is at right, Budi Setiawan has a September 2016 photo of the new lighthouse, Lery Butar Butar has a closeup, Sasmudi Blora has a 2017 photo, and Google has a satellite view. Achmad Rabin Taim has a distant view of the original lighthouse, a skeletal tower. Waingapu is the terminal for ferries from Bima on Sumbawa and Ende on Flores. NGA mangles the name as "Maingapoe" and lists a 9 m (30 ft) skeletal tower. Located on the waterfront near the ferry quay. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1320.2; NGA 25660.
Teluk Mangamesi East
2017 (?). Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); red flash every 6 s. 12 m (39 ft) skeletal mast, painted red and mounted on a square platform supported by piles. This light is at the right edge of Fredrick William's distant view from the ferry terminal and Google has an indistinct satellite view. This listed location for this light appears incorrect. Located at the edge of a shoal opposite the wharves of Waingapu. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1319.4; NGA 25658.2.
Waingapu Approach East (Waingapu Reef)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); three red flashes, in a 2+1 pattern, every 15 s. 15 m (49 ft) red tower on a triangular platform supported by piles. No photo available but Google has a satellite view. Located on the east side of the approach to Waingapu. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1319; NGA 25658.
Tanjung Undu
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 42 m (138 ft); three white flashes every 20 s. Approx. 40 m (131 ft) tapered square skeletal tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern red. Jonet Joko's photo is at the top of this page. Google's satellite view of the station shows four coast guard buildings as well as the tower. NGA misspells the name as Umdu. Located on the eastern tip of Sumba. Probably accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty Q1317; NGA 25653.5.
Tanjung Ngaru Mangigit
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 45 m (148 ft); white flash every 4.5 s. Approx. 36 m (118 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. This is a staffed station with several coast guard buildings. Jonet Joko has a 2019 photo and Google has a good satellite view. Located on a prominent cape near the southeastern tip of Sumba. Site status unknown, probably open; tower closed. Admiralty Q1317.5.

Waingapu Light, Waingapu, September 2017
Google Maps drone view by Sobirin Aamiin
Pulau Mangudu (2)
2019 (station establishment date unknown). Active; focal plane 25 m (82 ft); one long white flash every 5 s. 20 m (66 ft) octagonal tower with lantern and galley, painted white. Entire lighthouse is white. Jhonni Kana's photo is at right and Google has a satellite view. A sibling of the new Waingapu lighthouse. A small coast guard station is about 150 m (0.1 mi) to the northeast. This lighthouse replaced a round hourglass-shaped fiberglass tower mounted on a square concrete pad. Located on the north side of a small island about 10 km (6 mi) off the south coast of Sumba. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty Q1321; NGA 25656.

Southwest Sumba Regency Lighthouses
Tanjung Karaso
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); white light, 2 s on, 6 s off. 15 m (49 ft) skeletal tower with gallery, painted white. Jonet Joko has a 2019 photo and Kristian Beijello has a 2021 view; the tower is centered but hard to spot in Google's distant satellite view. Located at the western tip of Sumba. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1321.5; NGA 25653.2.
* Waikelo
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); white flash every 2 s. Approx. 12 m (39 ft) square skeletal tower with gallery, painted white. A photo is available, Sasmudi Blora has a more distant photo, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on the waterfront at Waikelo, a new port on the northwest coast of Sumba. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1318.7; NGA 25653.1.

Pulau Mangudu Light, Sumba, April 2020
Google Maps photo by Jhonni Kana

Sabu Raijua Regency Lighthouses

Savu (Sawu, Sabu) is an island at the northern edge of the Timor Sea, halfway between Sumba and Timor. The island has a population of about 90,000 and has become a popular destination for adventure tourism. Raijua is a small island off the western tip of Savu.

Dana Lighthouse
Pulau Dana
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 42 m (138 ft); white light, 1 s on, 1 s off. 20 m (66 ft) square white skeletal tower. No photo available but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on Pulau Dana, a small, uninhabited island about 30 km (19 mi) west southwest of Pulau Raijua. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty Q1354.5.

Raijua Lighthouses
Tanjung Wuimahi (Ujumahi, Kolorae) (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 67 m (220 ft); two white flashes, separated by 5 s, every 16 s. Approx. 20 m (66 ft) square white skeletal tower. Om Zoya has a 2022 photo and Google has an indistinct satellite view. A second photo shows the older lighthouse as well, but that tower is not shown on the satellite view. NGA lists the light as "Ria Jua." Located at the west end of Pulau Raijua. Site status unknown. Admiralty Q1354; NGA 25678.
* Pulau Raijua (Namo)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (43 ft); white flash every 1.5 s. Approx. 12 m (39 ft) (?) square skeletal tower painted white. The tower is partially hidden by trees in Koen Vanhollebeke's photo (also seen at right) and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located a short distance east of the pier in Boedae, the only settlement on Raijua, near the eastern end of the island. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1353; NGA 25677.

Savu Lighthouses
* Seba
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 43 m (141 ft); white flash every 6 s. 40 m (131 ft) square skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. Jonet Joko has a 2019 closeup photo and Google has a satellite view of the station. Located on the northern side of Savu in Kota Boddo. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS IDO-359; Admiralty Q1352; NGA 25676.
Seba North
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); white flash every 3 s. 12 m (39 ft) square white skeletal tower on a square platform supported by piles. No photo available but Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on an offshore reef about 1.2 km (3/4 mi) north of Seba harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1351.5.

Pulau Raijua Light, Savu, May 2019
Google Maps photo by Koen Vanhollebeke
Tanjung Layley
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); white light, 1 s on, 1 s off. 12 m (39 ft) white tower (probably skeletal) on a square platform supported by piles. No photo available and the light is not shown in Bing's satellite view. Located off a headland about 10 km (6 mi) north of Seba. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1351.
* Kali Menia (Tanjung Menia) (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 33 m (108 ft); three white flashes every 10 s. Approx. 20 m (66 ft) square skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. Several station buildings. Jonet Joko has a 2019 closeup photo and Google has a satellite view. NGA describes a 10 m (33 ft) white stone pyramid at this location. Located on a bluff near the northern tip of Savu. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1350; NGA 25672.
Biu North
2019. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); three green flashes every 10 s. 12 m (39 ft) square skeletal tower painted green and mounted on a square platform supported by piles. Nyoman Wisnu has a distant view and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located north of the end of the pier at Biu, a new port on the eastern tip of Savu. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1352.3.
Biu South
2019. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); three red flashes, in a 2+1 pattern, every 15 s. 12 m (39 ft) square skeletal tower and mounted on a square platform supported by piles. Nedya Hestika has a photo and Google has an indistinct satellite view. The tower is supposed to be painted red but it appears white in Hestika's photo. Located south of the end of the pier at Biu. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1352.4.
Tanjung Liegeta
2004. Active; focal plane 115 m (377 ft); white flash every 7 s. 40 m (131 ft) tapered square skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. Several coast guard station buildings. No closeup photo available. Naomi Ga Lede has a 2022 sunset view, Marscha Imanuel has a distant view, the tower is dimly visible to the right of center in Djuhen LayKanni's aerial photo and Google has a satellite view of the station. Located on a promontory on the east coast of Savu. Site status unknown. Admiralty Q1352.5; NGA 25676.2.

Rote Lighthouses

Rote Ndao Regency Lighthouses
Rote (Roti) is Indonesia's southernmost major island. Located off the southwestern tip of Timor, the island is about 80 km (50 mi) long and has a population of about 100,000.
Pulau Ndana (Pulau Dana)
2004. Active; focal plane 40 m (131 ft); white flash every 6 s. 30 m (98 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. No photo available but Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located off the southern tip of Rote, the uninhabited Pulau Dana is Indonesia's southernmost island (making this the country's southernmost lighthouse). Located on the south side of the island. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty Q1356.8.
Pulau Ndao (Dao) Besar
2004. Active; focal plane 108 m (354 ft); white flash every 10 s. 40 m (131 ft) skeletal tower, painted white. Five coast guard station buildings. No photo available, but Google has a good satellite view. Located on on an island off the western end of Rote. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty Q1356.2.
Pelabuhan Ndao
Date unknown. Active (?); focal plane about 18 m (59 ft); light characteristic (if any) unknown. Approx. 15 m (49 ft) square skeletal tower with gallery mounted on a concrete platform supported by four massive legs. In Max Makoy's aerial photo the tower is just off the beach to the left of the pier. Google has an indistinct satellite view. The tower is in poor condition. Located at the base of the pier at the settlement on the north side of Pulau Ndao Besar. Site open, tower closed. Not listed by the Admiralty.
Tanjung Sikale (Oelaba)
Date unknown (recent). Active; focal plane unknown; white light, pattern unknown. Approx. 20 m (66 ft) octagonal concrete with lantern and gallery. Misbahul Hasan has a closeup photo and Google has a satellite view. Located in Oelaba, a town on the northwestern coast of Pulau Rote. Site status unknown. Admiralty Q1356.1.
Pulau Rote (Pulau Roti, Baa) (2?)
2014 (station established 1903). Active; focal plane 47 m (154 ft); two white flashes every 12 s. 45 m (148 ft) octagonal white concrete tower with lantern and gallery. Batjo Kaluku's photo is at right, D.E. Prabuningtyas has a 2017 photo, Sonny Saban has a photo, Sandro Ferraz has a view from the nearby pier, and Google has a satellite view of the town. The previous light was on the 14 m (46 ft) iron skeletal tower seen in the right corner of in Kaluku's photo. The old tower will probably be demolished. Located in the port of Baa on the north side of the island. Site status unknown. ARLHS IDO-243; Admiralty Q1356; NGA 25680.
Tanjung Pukuafu
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); two white flashes every 5.4 s. 13 m (43 ft) square skeletal tower painted white and mounted on a square concrete platform. No photo available but Bing has a satellite view. Located at the northern tip of Pulau Rote. Admiralty Q1358; NGA 25681.

Baa Light, Rote Ndao, September 2020
Google Maps photo by Batjo Kaluku
Tanjung Okabiki
Date unknown. Active; focal plane about 13 m (43 ft); white light, pattern unknown. Approx. 13 m (43 ft) tower mounted on a triangular platform. No photo available; Google's satellite view suggests a barbell-shaped fiberglass tower. Located just off the northeastern tip of Pulau Rote. Admiralty Q1357.4;

West Timor Lighthouses (see also Timor Leste)

Timor is located at the southeastern edge of the Lesser Sunda Islands. Unlike the others, it is oriented northeast-southwest. Historically, the eastern 60% of the island was the Portuguese colony of East Timor, with the rest of the island being included in the Dutch East Indies. Indonesian forces occupied East Timor when the Portuguese withdrew in 1975. This led to an extended struggle ending in 2002 with the independence of East Timor as Timor Leste. West Timor, the Indonesian section of the island, has a population of about two million. Roughly half a million live in the provincial capital of Kupang.

Kupang Regency and City Lighthouses
[Pulau Tabui]
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); white flash every 2 s. 10 m (33 ft) white post on a platform supported by piles. No photo available but Google has a distant satellite view. Located at the edge of reef off the extreme southwestern tip of Pulau Semau, an island off the west end of Timor. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1359.5.
Tanjung Kulun (Tanjung Kurung, Pulau Semau)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 127 m (417 ft); white light, 12 s on, 12 s off, 3 s on, 3 s off. 16 m (52 ft) iron skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. Several coast guard station buildings. Sapto Pandugo has a photo of the station and the base of the tower, and Google has a satellite view of the station. This light serves as a landfall light for Kupang, the principal city of West Timor. Located on heights at the northern end of Pulau Semau, about 13 km (8 mi) west northwest of Kupang. Site status unknown. ARLHS IDO-304; Admiralty Q1360; NGA 25684.
Tanjung Oisina
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 20 m (66 ft); white flash every 4 s. 17 m (56 ft) white concrete post with gallery centered on a square base. No photo available, but Google has a good satellite view. Located on the southwestern tip of Timor, guiding vessels in the Rote Strait separating Timor and Rote. Site status unknown. Admiralty Q1365.5; NGA 25682.
* Tenau
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 44 m (144 ft); white flash every 3 s. 10 m (33 ft) round barbell-shaped white fiberglass tower. Google has the street view seen at right and a satellite view. Tenau is the modern port for Kupang; it faces the narrow Semau Strait between Timor and Semau about 6 km (3.5 mi) southwest of the city. Located on the hillside above the dock area. (The Admiralty's location for Q1365.2 matches this light, but NGA lists it as Q1365.) Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1365.2; NGA 25700.

Tenau Light, Kupang, May 2016
Google Maps street view
* Kupang (Koepang, Fort Concordia) (2)
Date unknown (station established 1883). Inactive since 2020. 13 m (43 ft) skeletal tower, painted white. Wikimedia has a photo, a sunset street view is available, and Google has a distant street view, but the slender tower is not very conspicuous in a Google satellite view. The original Dutch lighthouse had a focal plane height of 19 m (62 ft). Located near historic Fort Concordia in Kupang, near the southwestern tip of Timor. Site open, tower closed.
* Kupang (Koepang, Fort Concordia) (3)
2020 (station established 1883). Active; focal plane about 75 m (246 ft); white flash every 5 s. Approx. 60 m (197 ft) octagonal white concrete tower with lantern and gallery. Lantern painted red. Palti Laitera's photo is at right and Isna Ipank has a closeup photo. Located in front of the historic lighthouse. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS IDO-140; Admiralty Q1362; NGA 25688.
Pulau Kera (2)
2019. Active; focal plane about 23 m (75 ft); white flash every 3 s. 20 m (66 ft) octagonal white concrete tower with lantern and gallery. Lantern painted red. Bony Alexander has a May 2019 photo, Amelia Yusitha has a closeup photo, and Google has a satellite view. This lighthouse replaced a 13 m (43 ft) round barbell-shaped white fiberglass tower. Pulau Kera is an island about 8 km (5 mi) north of Kupang. Located on the northwest side of the island. Accessible only by boat. Site probably open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1360.5; NGA 25686.
* Salamu
Date unknown. Active; focal plane about 32 m (105 ft); white light, pattern unknown. Approx. 30 m (98 ft) robust octagonal concrete tower with lantern and gallery. A 2020 drone view is available and Google has a satellite view. Located at the base of the pier in Salamu, a town across Kupang Bay from Kupang. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1361.2.
* Tanjung Gumuk
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 45 m (148 ft); white flash every 4.5 s. 40 m (131 ft) square tapered skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. Several coast guard station buildings. Eriko Utama has a beach view and Google has a satellite view of the station. Located at the tip of a promontory facing the Savu Sea about 80 km (50 mi) north of Kupang. Accessible by road. Site status unknown, probably open. Admiralty Q1365.69.
Pulau Batek (Fatu Sinai) (3?)
2018 (?). Active; focal plane 100 m (328 ft); white flash every 6 s. Approx. 40 m (131 ft) octagonal white concrete tower with lantern and gallery. Several coast guard station buildings. Zoelkar Nain has a closeup photo and Google has a satellite view of the station. Azi Zul has a distant aerial view of the earlier lighthouse, a square skeletal tower, and another distant view shows the top of the tower. Indonesia and Timor Leste have an ongoing dispute over ownership of this island, which lies near the border between West Timor and the Timor Leste exclave of Oecussi. Indonesian forces occupied the island in 2004. The island is called Fatu Sinai in Timor Leste. Located in the Savu Sea about 10 km (6 mi) offshore from the northernmost point of West Timor. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown, probably closed (Indonesian military post). Admiralty Q1365.6; NGA 25701.

Kupang Light, West Timor, October 2020
Google Maps photo by Palti Laitera

North Central Timor Regency Lighthouses
These lighthouses are on the north coast of Timor between the Oecussi exclave and the main portion of Timor Leste.
Wini
2017. Active; focal plane 45 m (148 ft); six quick white flashes every 15 s. 40 m (131 ft) octagonal white concrete tower with lantern and gallery. Several coast guard or border control buildings. Lara Campos has the 2021 photo at right, Putu Adi has a view from atop the tower, and Google has a satellite view of the station. This light marks the eastern border of the Timor Leste exclave of Oecussi. Located in an Indonesian border station about 1.6 km (1 mi) west of Wini. Site status unknown. Admiralty Q1365.73.
* Pelabuhan Wini (1,2)
Date unknown. Active; listed with focal plane 14 m (46 ft); white flash every 4 s. The light was on a 10 m (33 ft) square cylindrical skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. This tower is at the left in Ayudya Saint's photo. However, Google's satellite view shows a tall octagonal white concrete tower, not yet listed by the Admiralty. Wini is a town on the north coast of Timor a short distance east of the Timor Leste exclave of Oecussi. Located near the piers in Wini. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1365.75.
Tanjung Batu Putih (2?)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 20 m (66 ft); white flash every 3.5 s. 16 m (52 ft) skeletal tower, painted white. Mulyo Kong has a photo and Bing has a satellite view. This light marks the most prominent cape between the Oecussi enclave and the main portion of Timor Leste. Located on a promontory facing the Ombai Strait about 20 km (12.5 mi) west of Atapupu. Admiralty Q1365.8; NGA 25703.
* Gurita
2007. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); white flash every 4 s. Approx. 12 m (39 ft) square white skeletal tower. No photo available but Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located at a ferry terminal at Gurita, a protected harbor about 12 km (7.5 mi) east of Atapupu. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1366.27.
Gurita West
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); green light, pattern unknown. 12 m (39 ft) square skeletal tower painted green and mounted on a square platform supported by piles. This light is centered in Hairil Saleh's photo, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on the west side of the narrow entrance to Gurita. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1366.28.

Wini Light, Wini, July 2021
Google Maps photo by Lara Campos
Gurita East
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); red light, pattern unknown. 12 m (39 ft) square skeletal tower painted red and mounted on a square platform supported by piles. Mulyo Kong has a photo, this light is at the right in Hairil Saleh's photo, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on the west side of the narrow entrance to Gurita. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1366.26.
* Pelabuhan Atapupu
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 22 m (72 ft); white flash every 3 s. 22 m (72 ft) square skeletal tower painted white. Google has a street view and a satellite view. Located next to the customs house on the waterfront of Atapupu, a small port about 10 km (6 mi) west of the Timor Leste border. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1366.3.
Atapupu (Pelabuhan Pertamina)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); white flash every 4 s. Approx. 15 m (49 ft) square skeletal tower painted white. No photo available but Google has a satellite view. Located at the Pertamina oil terminal on the north side of Atapupu. Site and tower closed. Admiralty Q1366; NGA 25704.
Atapupu Entrance West
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); green flash every 5 s. 14 m (46 ft) square skeletal tower, painted green and mounted on a square platform supported by piles. This light is on the left in Giliat Tapatab's photo and at the left edge of Abu Nidal's distant view and Bing has a satellite view. This light and the next one frame the narrow entrance through the reef into the harbor of Atapupu. Located on the west side of the entrance. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1366.2; NGA 25705.
Teluk Atapupu
Date unknown. Active; focal plane about 12 m (39 ft); red light, pattern unknown. Approx. 12 m (39 ft) square skeletal tower, painted red and mounted on a square platform supported by piles. This light is in the center in Giliat Tapatab's photo and to the right of the west light near the left edge of Abu Nidal's distant view and Bing has a satellite view. Located inside the entrance to the harbor of Atapupu. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1366.1.
Atapupu Entrance East
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); red flash every 6 s. 14 m (46 ft) square skeletal tower, painted red and mounted on a square platform supported by piles. This light is on the right in Giliat Tapatab's photo and Bing has a satellite view. This light and the previous one frame the narrow entrance through the reef into the harbor of Atapupu. Located on the east side of the entrance. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1366.4; NGA 25705.5.

Malaka Regency Lighthouse
* Tanjung Motamasin
2017. Active; focal plane 45 m (148 ft); six quick white flashes every 15 s. 40 m (131 ft) octagonal white concrete tower with lantern and gallery. Defi Setiawan's photo is at right, Jonet Joko has an August 2017 photo, and Google has a satellite view. Despite the name there is no cape here; the lighthouse is meant to mark the international border. Located on the southwest coast of Timor about 600 m (3/8 mi) from the Timor Leste border. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty Q1365.55.

Tanjung Motamasin Light, West Timor, December 2017
ex-Google Plus photo by Defi Setiawan

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Posted January 10, 2009. Checked and revised September 30, 2022. Lighthouses: 49. Site copyright 2022 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.