Pedra Branca, Singapore

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Map of Sumatra showing island of Pedra Branca", c. 1620

Pedra Branca, also known as Pulau Batu Puteh and Batu Puteh, is an small island at the western edge of the South China Sea. It in the eastern entrance of the Straits of Singapore.[1] It is the easternmost point of Singapore.

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Horsburgh Lighthouse was built on the island between 1847 and 1851.[1]

The island was the subject of a dispute between Malaysia and Singapore. In 2008, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Pedra Branca is part of Singapore.[1]

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