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Raffles Lighthouse (Pulau Satumu)

Habitats: Rocky shores and reefs.
Raffles Lighthouse (Pulau Satumu)
1 9.577'N 103 44.447'E
3ha, 300m x 100m
(from Google Earth and Earth Point)

Conservation status: Listed for use as 'Port/Airport' in the URA Master Plan 2008, i.e., "Areas to be used or intended to be used for airport/airfield or dock/ port purposes". Status not indicated in Parks and Waterbodies Plan.

Current conservation activities: Raffles Lighthouse is the site of some ongoing scientific research on aspects such as coral spawning and giant clams. It is one of the survey sites of underwater coral surveys by ReefFriends of NParks and the Blue Water Volunteers.

Raffles Lighthouse was built in 1855. It is the second oldest of Singapore's five lighthouses. Horsburgh Lighthouse on Pedra Branca is older by four years.

About the name: Pulau=Island; Satumu=Unknown, but Satu=One while Mu=many possible meanings. One translation is that it means "One Tree Island".

Landscape views of Raffles Lighthouse from wildsingapore flickr
Highlights of marine life at Raffles Lighthouse from wildsingapore flickr
All photos of Raffles Lighthouse from wildsingapore flickr

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