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Tanjung Tuan Recreational Forest    

  Jalan Pantai, Tanjung Tuan, 71050, Melaka, | Visit Website |   018-211 7191
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4.4   (1,722)

Introduction

The coastal forest reserve is about 30 hectares, and perched at the top is the the Tanjung Tuan or Cape Rochado Lighthouse – a site of historic significance.

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Tags: Jungle Trekking Animals Hiking Historical

What to Expect?

Cape Rachado, also known as Tanjung Tuan, is an 80-hectare nature reserve 18km south from Port Dickson town. This hilly cape is a gazetted wildlife sanctuary that features a historical lighthouse on its summit, picturesque bays and a fantastic viewpoint of PD's coastline at Bukit Batu Putih. Administered by the state of Malacca, Cape Rachado is also a popular bird watching spot.


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At the base of Cape Rachado sit two poular tourist beachside destinations; Blue Lagoon and Pantai Cermin, both situated directly opposite each other before the entrance. Sheltered from development, visitors can hike through jungle and scramble down hilly slopes to reach isolated beaches - each imbued with its own natural charisma and pristine scenery.


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Credit: VisitMalaysia.info

Credit: VisitMalaysia.info

Credit: VisitMalaysia.info

Credit: VisitMalaysia.info

Credit: VisitMalaysia.info

Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve is protected and maintained by the state of Melaka but is located in Port Dickson.



History

The cape is well known for the Cape Rachado Lighthouse facing the Strait of Malacca. The coastal area off the cape is famous as the site of the naval Battle of Cape Rachado in 1606, between the Dutch VOC and Portuguese fleets. The battle was the opening act for the series of conflicts between the Dutch-Johor coalition and Portuguese Malacca that ultimately ended with the Portuguese surrender of the city and fort of Malacca to the VOC in 1641.









Today, this area has been designated by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area. The Malaysian Nature Society is active in promoting conservation in the area. Visitors can find wildlifes in the area.


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For hiking, Batu Putih peak is popular among local weekend hikers. Puncak Batu Putih in Cape Rachado is popular for hikers for short hiking experience during the weekend.




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Credit: VisitMalaysia.info

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Credit: VisitMalaysia.info

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 Address:   Jalan Pantai, Tanjung Tuan, 71050, Melaka,

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018-211 7191

Everyday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Jogging Track

Jogging track for parents too

  Reviews 4.4   (1,722)
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    Larry B

    a week ago

    Reasonable number of parking at the bottom of the hill. Pleasant hike up the hill although some parts were quite steep. There were smaller paths into the woods which I didnt explore. Nice photo spots at the lighthouse. There is also a track down to the beach which I didnt have time to explore fully. Could not see the beach from the track due to thick vegetation. Would probably need about half a day to a day to explore. Recommended

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    Rickee Lee

    2 months ago

    Walking to the light house requires around 20 minutes while further walking to the beach will require another 20 minutes to 30 minutes depends on how fast you walk. The cleanliness of the beach is 4 out of 5 stars, the water is clean, just that the beach has a bit of rubbishes (but is still acceptable as compared to other beaches nearby). I would comment the beach as a hidden gem 💎. As for the light house, nothing interesting to view.

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    Nicholas Lee

    3 months ago

    A nice place for a hike with a clean trail. Look out for monkeys! We will be back to explore. There are beaches around as well so you can make it a hike and a beach picnic!

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    Stephen Abraham

    3 months ago

    This is a good place to get in touch with greenery and nature. Visited later part of the evening, but the side gate was still opened. Was a bit worried about the wild monkeys around. The climb up to Richardo cape station took about 10 minutes, it's not a very long walk. The paved roads are comfortable to walk. There are small walking paths towards inside the forest area to explore. Overall a nice experience.

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    Selvakumar Appavu

    3 months ago

    It's a easy trail where you can hike with some basic fitness. The aerial view of the beach from the peak is very beautiful. The peak area with white rocks is quite small and only can accommodate limited people (around 10) at one time. There are few trails where you can head to the beach. Overall nice place for weekend recreation.


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