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Tanjung Tuan or Cape Rachado (2 ° 24'N, 101 ° 52'E) is approximately 20 nautical miles north of Malacca and is the narrowest point of the strait. Tanjung Tuan is also known for the migration of protected areas for migratory birds and colonial lighthouse. The lighthouse is believed to be built during the Portuguese colonial period between 1528 to 1529 and be fully built by the British colonial era.

Tanjung Tuan is also known for its history of wars between the Portuguese and the Dutch, known as the Battle of Cape Rachado between 1606 to 1641

This area is also the location of naval warfare, such as the Siamese attack on Malacca, the Bugis and Acheh attack on the Portuguese and also several attacks by the Bugis over the Netherlands. Tanjung Tuan is also famous for its pirate attacks on ships anchored in the port of Malacca at that time.

Thus, the waters of Tanjung Tuan is an important source for the discovery of physical evidence records of the country's maritime history through archaeological evidence will be clearer to prove the validity of the existing historical facts

This area has high potential to explain and dismantling of all the treasures and history are buried in the seabed as a basis for establishing the chronology and the latest archaeological record. The site is expected to be identified and gazetted as a heritage zone underwater cultural country later.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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