Lighthouses of Indonesia: Eastern Sundas

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 arc of the Sunda Islands begins in the west with the major islands of Sumatra and Java, and 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"). This page includes lighthouses of East Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Timur) Province, including the major islands of Sumba, Flores, and Timor as well as associated smaller islands.

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, gili or pulau is an island, selat is a strait, karang is a reef, and teluk is a harbor.

Aids to navigation in Indonesia are operated and maintained by the Indonesian Directorate of Marine Navigation (Indomarinav).

ARLHS numbers are from the ARLHS World List of Lights. Admiralty numbers are from volumes F and K of the Admiralty List of Lights & Fog Signals. U.S. NGA List numbers are from Publication 112.

General Sources
World of Lighthouses - Indonesia
Photos by various photographers available from Lightphotos.net.
Ende Light
Ende Light, Flores, August 2011
Flickr photo copyright Juan Carlos Marín; used by permission

Sumba and Sabu Lighthouses

Southwest Sumba Regency Lighthouses
Note: Sumba is a rugged island about 240 km (150 mi) long, lying southeast of Sumbawa and southwest of Flores. The Sumba Strait separates Sumba from Flores. The island has a population of more than 600,000.
Tanjung Karaso
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); one long white flash every 8 s. Approx. 12 m (39 ft) skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. No photo available, and the tower is apparently too new to appear in Google's satellite view. Located at the western tip of Sumba. Site status unknown. Admiralty K1318.5; NGA 25653.2.
* Waikelo
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); white flash every 2 s. Approx. 12 m (39 ft) skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. This is a new light, missing from a 2007 aerial photo. Located on the waterfront at Waikelo, a new port on the northwest coast of Sumba. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty K1318.7; NGA 25653.1.

East Sumba Regency Lighthouses
Tanjung Sasar
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 85 m (279 ft); three white flashes every 22 s. Approx. 40 m (131 ft) square skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located at the northern tip of the island. Site status unknown. Admiralty K1318; NGA 25653.
* Waingapu
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12.5 m (41 ft); white flash every 7 s. 9 m (30 ft) triangular pyramidal skeletal tower, painted white. Achmad Rabin Taim has a distant view, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Waingapu is the largest town on Sumba and the terminal for ferries from Bima on Sumbawa and Ende on Flores. NGA mangles the name as "Maingapoe." Located on the ferry quay. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty K1320.2; NGA 25660.
Tanjung Undu
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 42 m (138 ft); three white flashes every 20 s. NGA does not describe this light; Google's satellite view of the station shows several buildings and what appears to be a masonry tower. No photo available. NGA misspells the name of the cape as "Tg. Undu." Located on the eastern tip of Sumba. Probably accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty K1317; 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. Several keeper's houses and other station buildings; this appears to be a staffed station. No photo available, but 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 K1317.5.
Tanjung Undu Light
Tanjung Undu Light, Sumba, June 2005
Panoramio photo copyright agusdangiovani
permission requested
Palau Mangudu
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); one long white flash every 5 s. 13 m (43 ft) round hourglass-shaped fiberglass tower, mounted on a square concrete pad. Entire lighthouse is white. Taufik Hidayatullah's photo is at right, and Google has a satellite view. Located near the west end of a small island about 10 km (6 mi) off the south coast of Sumba. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty K1321; NGA 25656.

Sabu Raijua Regency Lighthouses
Sabu (Sawu, Savu) is an island at the northern edge of the Timor Sea, halfway between Sumba and Timor. The island has a population of about 30,000 and has become a popular destination for adventure tourism.
Pulau Raijua
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (43 ft); white flash every 1.5 s. 12 m (39 ft) (?) square skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. This lighthouse appears to be taller than the listed focal plane. Raijua is a small island off the western tip of Sabu. Located in Boedae, the only settlement on Raijua, near the eastern end of the island. Site probably open, tower closed. Admiralty K1353; NGA 25677.
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. No photo available, and the tower has not been found in Bing's satellite view of the area. Located on the northern side of the island near Kota Boddo. Site status unknown. ARLHS IDO-359; Admiralty K1352; NGA 25676.
 
Pulau Mangudu Light
Pulau Mangudu Light, Sumba, April 2013
photo copyright Taufik Hidayatullah; used by permission
Tanjung Liegeta
2004. Active; focal plane 115 m (377 ft); white flash every 7 s. 40 m (131 ft) square skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. No photo available, and the tower is not seen in Bing's satellite view of the area. Located on a promontory on the east coast of Sabu. Site status unknown. Admiralty K1352.5; NGA 25676.2.

Flores Lighthouses

Note: Flores is a long and narrow island, about 360 km (225 mi) long. Komodo and Sumbawa lie to the west across the Sape Strait. To the east, the Lesser Sunda chain continues with a loose group of smaller islands including Lembata (Lomblen), Pantar, and Alor. Flores has a population of more than 1.8 million.
Ende Regency South Coast Lighthouses
* Ende
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 43 m (141 ft); white flash every 3 s. Approx. 38 m (125 ft) square skeletal tower with gallery, painted white. Juan Carlos Marín's photo is at the top of this page, Rowan Castle has a view from the sea, and Google has a satellite view. Ende is a town of about 60,000 residents facing the Savu Sea on the southeastern coast of Flores. Located at the main, T-shaped quay on the Ende waterfront. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty K1337; NGA 25632.

Manggarai Regency South Coast Lighthouse
Pulau Gelinta
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 50 m (164 ft); quick-flashing white light. 20 m (66 ft) octagonal white concrete tower with lantern and gallery. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. This light and the Tanjung Sasar Light on Sumba frame the narrowest passage of the Sumba Strait. Located on the south side of the island, which lies just off the southwestern coast of Flores. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty K1330.3.

West Manggarai Regency Lighthouses
Komodo (Tanjung Langkoi) (?)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 70 m (230 ft); two quick white flashes every 5 s. Described only as a white beacon, but probably a skeletal tower. No photo available; Bing has a distant satellite view that may show the station. The Admiralty reported this lighthouse as "temporarily destroyed" in 2010, so it was probably being replaced. Famous as a home of the Komodo dragon, the world's largest lizard, Komodo is a rather small, very rugged island between Sumbawa and Flores. The human population is quite small, about 2000 (roughly equal to the number of dragons). Located on a steep promontory at the southwestern tip of Komodo, marking the entrance to the Sape Strait. Site status unknown. Admiralty K1315; NGA 25626.
Pulau Sabolan Kecil
Date unknown. Active; focal plane unknown; white flash every 1.5 s. NGA lists a "white beacon" with a focal plane height of 28 m (92 ft), but Henrik Tunriallu's aerial photo reveals a square skeletal tower, painted red, with a much higher focal plane (click on the photo for enlargement). Google has a satellite view. Located on an islet about 15 km (9 mi) northwest of Labuan Bajo, the principal port at the west end of Flores. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty K1329; NGA 25628.5.
Labuan (Labuhan) Bajo
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); white flash every 2.5 s. 10 m (33 ft) square skeletal tower with gallery, painted white. Juan Carlos MarĂ­n's photo is at right, the lighthouse is probably too new to appear in Google's satellite view. Located near the northern end of the Labuan Bajo waterfront. Site open, tower closed. ID-4286; Admiralty K1329.3.
Labuhan Bajo Light
Labuan Bajo Light, Flores, August 2011
photo copyright Juan Carlos Marín; used by permission

Manggarai Regency North Coast Lighthouse
Toro Besi (Tanjung Besi)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 30 m (98 ft); white flash every 3 s. 30 m (98 ft) skeletal tower, painted white. Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on the northernmost point of Flores, about 10 km (6 mi) northwest of Reo. Site status unknown. Admiralty K1329.5; NGA 25629.

Nagekeo Regency Lighthouse
* Marapokot
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); three white flashes every 8 s. 10 m (33 ft) round barbell-shaped white fiberglass tower. Ilham Ilyan has a photo, and Bing has an indistinct satellite view. NGA misspells the name as Marapoko. Located on the quay at Marapokot. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty K1331.5; NGA 25630.

Ende Regency North Coast Lighthouse
Tanjung Karterbileh
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 127 m (417 ft); white flash every 3 s. "White beacon," according to NGA. No photo available, but Google's satellite view reveals a substantial white tower. Located on a very prominent cape in northeastern Flores, about 5 km (3 mi) northwest of Waka. Site status unknown. Admiralty K1332; NGA 25631.

Sikka Regency Lighthouses
Gosong Unjuran
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); green flash every 5 s. 15 m (49 ft) concrete tower, painted green. No photo available. Located on a shoal about 18 km (11 mi) northwest of Maumere. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty K1334.5; NGA 25639.
* Maumere (Teluk Maumere)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 110 m (361 ft); three white flashes every 20 s. 41 m (135 ft) skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white; lantern painted red. The lighthouse is the third tower from the left in a panoramic view of the port, and Google has a satellite view. Maumere, in northeastern Flores, is the largest town on the island. Located on an isolated hill on the south side of the city. Site probably open, tower closed. ARLHS IDO-338; Admiralty K1335; NGA 25639.3.
* Maumere Pierhead
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); continuous red light. 9 m (30 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower, painted white. A closeup partial photo is available, Danny van Belle has a view from the sea (halfway down the page), and Google has a satellite view. Admiralty K1334.8.
Gosong Boni
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); red flash every 6 s. 15 m (49 ft) round red fiberglass tower mounted on a square platform supported by piles. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on the southwest side of a reef about 10 km (6 mi) southwest of Pulau Pamana Besar. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty K1334; NGA 25639.5.

East Flores Regency (Flores Strait) Lighthouses
* Tanjung Sarbete
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); white flash every 3 s. 15 m (49 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower, painted white. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. This light guides vessels approaching Larantuka through the narrow strait to the north. Located about 6 km (3.5 mi) northeast of the Larantuka waterfront. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty K1341; NGA 25648.
* Larantuka
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); white flash every 4 s. 15 m (49 ft) square skeletal tower, painted white. A photo is at right, and Bing has an indistinct satellite view. Located on the waterfront in Larantuka, a town on the east coast of Flores. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty K1340; NGA 25640.
Pulau Lobetobi (Nusa Lobetobi)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 45 m (148 ft); quick-flashing white light. No description available, but Bing's satellite view shows a tall square pyramidal skeletal tower. Located on a tiny island in the center of the southern entrance to the Flores Strait, off the southeastern tip of Flores. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty K1339; NGA 25642.
Tanjung Lawawolo
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 23 m (75 ft); quick-flashing white light. Approx. 13 m (43 ft) white concrete post with gallery, mounted on a square base. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on the southwestern tip of Pulau Solar, the southernmost of the Solar Islands, marking the southern entrance to the Flores Strait. Site status unknown. Admiralty K1339.5; NGA 25643.

Larantuka Light
Larantuka Light, Flores, March 2006
Panoramio photo copyright zoelchan; used by permission

Lembata and Alor Lighthouses

Lembata Regency Lighthouses
Note: Lembata is the easternmost and largest of the Solar Islands, which lie to the east of Flores, across the narrow Flores Strait. The island is about 80 km (50 mi) long and up to 30 km (19 mi) wide.
Tanjung Tuak
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); white flash every 4 s. Approx. 11 m (36 ft) white concrete post with gallery, mounted on a square base. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on the western tip of Lembata, marking the narrow passage between Lembata and Adonara at the northern end of the Lembata Strait. Site status unknown. Admiralty K1342.5; NGA 25651.7.
Kawula
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 52 m (171 ft); white flash every 4 s. Approx. 30 m (98 ft) square skeletal tower, painted white. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a promontory on the north coast of Lembata near Lebewala. Site status unknown. Admiralty K1343; NGA 25651.
Tanjung Atadei
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 90 m (295 ft); white flash every 7 s. 30 m (98 ft) skeletal tower, painted white. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Cape Atadei is a prominent cape on the southeast coast of Lembata. The lighthouse is not at the tip of the cape; it is near a village about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) northeast of the cape. Site status unknown. Admiralty K1342.8.

Alor Regency: Pantar Lighthouses
Note: Pantar is an island located between Lembata and Alor.
Pulau Lapan
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 34 m (111 ft); two white flashes every 15 s. 30 m (98 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower, painted white. No photo available, but Google has a good satellite view. Located on an island in the northern entrance to the strait between Lembata and Pantar. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty K1343.5; NGA 25651.5.
* Blang Merang (Baranusa)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); white flash every 2 s. 12 m (39 ft) square skeletal tower with gallery, painted white. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on the quay at Blang Merang, the seaport associated with Baranusa, the largest settlement on Pantar. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty K1343.7; NGA 25651.6.

Alor Regency: Alor Lighthouses
Note: Alor is a rugged island located north of Timor Leste, from which it is separated by the Ombai Strait. The island has a population of about 170,000.
Tanjung Jolono
2008(?). Active; focal plane 35 m (115 ft); white light, 1.5 s on, 5.5 s off. 30 m (98 ft) skeletal tower with gallery, painted white. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on the south side of the entrance to the bay of Kalabahi (see next entry). Site status unknown, probably open. Admiralty K1345; NGA 25711.7.
* Kalabahi (2)
2006(?). Active; focal plane 23 m (75 ft); three white flashes every 15 s. 20 m (66 ft) square skeletal tower with gallery, painted white. Mujiono Leo's 2008 photo is at right, and Google has a satellite view. NGA lists a short post light. Kalabahi, on Alor's northwestern peninsula, is the capital of Alor Regency. The town lies at the head of a long, fjord-like bay. Located on the quay at Kalabahi. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty K1344; NGA 25712.
Pulau Sika (Sikka)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); white flash every 4 s. 12 m (39 ft) square skeletal tower with gallery, painted white. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Sika is a low island off a prominent cape on the north coast of Alor. Located at the eastern tip of the island. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty K1348; NGA 25711.5.
Tanjung Babi
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 26 m (85 ft); white flash every 5 s. Approx. 15 m (49 ft) white concrete post with gallery mounbted on a square base. Bing's distant satellite view appears to show a masonry tower with lantern and gallery. Located on a prominent cape on the eastern north coast of Alor. Site status unknown. Admiralty K1347.5; NGA 25711.
Tanjung Manomani
2004. Active; focal plane 80 m (262 ft); white flash every 4.5 s. 30 m (98 ft) square skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. No photo available, but Google has a good satellite view. Located on the northeastern tip of Alor. Site status unknown. Admiralty K1347.3.
Kalabahi Light
Kalabahi Light, Alor, September 2008
Panoramio Creative Commons photo by Mujiono Leo
Tanjung Lisomu (Laisumbu)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 60 m (97 ft); two white flashes every 28 s. 40 m (131 ft) skeletal tower with lantern and gallery. Keeper's house and other station buildings. No photo available, but Bing has a good satellite view. This lighthouse guides vessels through the Ombai Strait separating Alor from Timor Leste. Located at the southeastern tip of Alor. Site status unknown. Admiralty K1347; NGA 25710.
Tanjung Koyiek
2004. Active; focal plane 80 m (262 ft); two white flashes every 16 s. 30 m (98 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a promontory on the central south coast of Alor. Site status unknown. Admiralty K1346.5.
Tanjung Margeta
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 55 m (180 ft); white flash every 7.5 s. Approx. 37 m (121 ft) square tapered skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. No photo available, but Google has a good satellite view. Located on the southwestern point of Alor. Site status unknown. ARLHS IDO-360; Admiralty K1346; NGA 25714.

Rote and Timor Lighthouses (see also Timor Leste)

Rote Ndao Regency Lighthouses
Note: 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 Dana (Pulau Ndana)
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. Dandy R. Antoro has a closeup photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located off the southern tip of Rote, the uninhabited Pulau Dana is Indonesia's southernmost island. Located on the south side of the island. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. Admiralty K1356.8.
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. Several keeper's houses and other 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 K1356.2.
Pulau Rote (Pulau Roti, Baa)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); two long white flashes every 10 s. 14 m (46 ft) iron skeletal tower, painted white. No photo available, and the tower has not been found in Bing's satellite view of the town. Located in the port of Baa on the north side of the island. Site status unknown. ARLHS IDO-243; Admiralty K1356; NGA 25680.

Kupang Regency and City (West Timor) Lighthouses

Note: 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 in 1975, when the Portuguese withdrew, but 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 1.6 million.
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 Bing has a good satellite view. Located on the southwestern tip of Timor. Site status unknown. Admiralty K1365.5; NGA 25682.
Tanjung Kurong (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 keeper's houses and other station buildings. No photo available, but Google has a good satellite view. This light serves as a landfall light for Kupang, the capital 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 K1360; NGA 25684.
* Tenau
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 98 m (322 ft); white flash every 3 s. Square pyramidal skeletal tower, height unknown. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Tenau is the modern port for Kupang; it faces the narrow strait between Timor and Semau about 6 km (3.5 mi) southwest of the city. Located on the heights above the town. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty K1365; NGA 25700.
* Kupang (Koepang, Fort Concordia) (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 25 m (82 ft); white flash every 5 s. 13 m (43 ft) skeletal tower, painted white. A photo is at right, 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. ARLHS IDO-140; Admiralty K1362; NGA 25688.
* 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. No photo available, but Google has a good satellite view. 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 K1365.69.
Pulau Batek (Fatu Sinai) (2?)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 100 m (328 ft); white flash every 6 s. Square skeletal tower, height unknown, painted white. Keeper's quarters and other station buildings. A distant view is available, and Google has a good satellite view. 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 K1365.6.
Kupang Light
Kupang Light, West Timor, July 2004
Wikimedia public domain photo by Chrisdev

North Central Timor Regency Lighthouses
* Wini
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); white flash every 4 s. 10 m (33 ft) square cylindrical skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. No photo available, but Google has a good satellite view. 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 K1365.75.
Tanjung Batu Putih
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 20 m (66 ft); white flash every 3.5 s. 16 m (52 ft) skeletal tower, painted white. No photo available; an indistinct Google satellite view may show the location of the lighthouse. 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 K1365.8.

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Adjoining pages: North: Southern Sulawesi | East: Maluku | West: Lombok and Sumbawa | Enclave: Timor Leste

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Posted January 10, 2009. Checked and revised February 8, 2014. Lighthouses: 49. Site copyright 2014 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.