Toponymy Heritage Places of Malaysia
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TANJUNG TUAN, MELAKA

KOORDINAT / COORDINATES
2.411740° N; 101.851590° E (2° 24' 42.2634" N; 101° 51' 5.724")

LOKASI
Tanjung Tuan terletak dalam kawasan Negeri Sembilan; namun demikian, tanjung ini terletak di bawah pemerintahan negeri Melaka. Ianya menghadap ke Selat Melaka dan terletak hanya kira-kira 16km dari Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan (Tanjung Tuan, 2013).

LOCATION
Tanjung Tuan is located within the state of Negeri Sembilan; yet, this cape belongs to the state of Melaka. The cape faces the Straits of Melaka and is only 16km from Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan (Tanjung Tuan, 2013).

TOPONOMI
Nama lain Tanjung Tuan ialah “Cape Rachado” yang bermaksud “tanjung yang terputus” dalam Bahasa Portugis. Menurut sumber, Tanjung Tuan dikaitkan dengan seorang nelayan yang dianggap keramat oleh masyarakat tempatan. Nelayan ini dikatakan telah menjaga dan mengawasi puncak Tanjung Tuan. Kehebatan keramat ini bermula apabila beliau berjaya melepasi pusaran ganas di tengah laut yang berlaku ketika bulan mengambang. Biasanya, semua nelayan yang cuba melintasi pusaran ganas tersebut pasti akan tenggelam dan hilang begitu sahaja; tetapi dengan kuasa Allah, nelayan yang dikatakan keramat ini telah berjaya melintasinya (Tanjung Tuan, 2013).

TOPONYMY
Tanjung Tuan is also known as “Cape Rachado” which means “the broken cape” in Portuguese. According to some online sources, Tanjung Tuan is closely related to a fisherman who possessed unusual ability. He used to guard the peak of Tanjung Tuan. His unusual ability was first acknowledged by the locals when he survived a strong whirlpool in the middle of the sea on a full moon night. Other fishermen who passed this area would just sink and would never be recovered; yet, with God’s grace, the fisherman survived (Tanjung Tuan, 2013).

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TARIKAN

  1. Hutan Lipur Tanjung Tuan
  2. Rumah Api Tanjung Tuan (Dibina pada Kurun ke-16 dan yang tertua di Malaysia)

ATTRACTION

  1. Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve
  2. Tanjung Tuan Light House (Buil in the 16th centure and is the oldest lighthouse in Malaysia)

REFERENCES
Rumah Api Tanjung Tuan. (2014). Retrieved at August 19, 2014 from http://ms.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rumah_Api_Tanjung_Tuan

Tanjung Tuan. (2013). Retrieved at August 19, 2014 from http://ms.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanjung_Tuan


Hutan Rekreasi Tanjung Tuan
Pantai Tanjung Tuan
Rumah Api Tanjung Tuan
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