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 a 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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