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Anyer Introduction


Anyer is a town in West Java, Indonesia, 15 kilometres south of Merak. It is home of a forty metre lighthouse built by King Willem III of the Netherlands in 1885 as a memorial for the townspeople killed by the eruption of Krakatau, which destroyed the town. The original lighthouse was destroyed by a tsunami created by the eruption of Krakatau. It is thought that a large coral rock was picked up by the 30m wave, impacting the lighthouse causing its collapse. After the wave had subsided the lighthouse keeper, whose wife and child were killed, patrolled the beach with a lantern warning shipping of the hazards. The foundations of the original lighthouse can still be seen.

It is also the starting point of the Great Post Road, built by the Dutch in the nineteenth century, which ran 1,000 kilometres to the eastern tip of Java. Off the coast of Anyer is the island Pulau Sangeang, an uninhabited island with vast areas of untouched jungle. The area is also known for coral formations swarming with tropical fish.

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