The Dutch well- a remnant left behind

The Dutch well- a remnant left behind – at Tangjung Tuan

by Toh HL , co-author and photographer, 27 May 2021

The Dutch well in Tangjung Tuan
In Tangjung Tuan, there is this boulder. 
On top of it, is a dent that appears like the shape of a footprint. 
The local mythology claims this to be the footprint 
of Hang Tuah, an ancient Malacca warrior, 
during the reign of Sultan Mansur Shah. 
It is said he visited Tanjung Tuan, but exaggeration claims
he jumped from Malacca to Tanjung Tuan.

There are two wells; the Rubiah well and the Dutch well.
It seems this well was dug by the Dutch. 
One wonders if these wells were dug for use by the lighthouse keepers. 
Were foreigners or locals manning the lighthouse then?

Published by Chen S. P. @ TPTan

Serena Chen @TPTan, Master degree in nursing (Monash) . Serena teaches local and overseas nurses in a stomaltherapy program. She had presented papers internationally. Serena is a member of the ‘Golden Key International Society (Monash). She was an editor of a mental health bulletin and she enjoys pottery works, cartoons, painting and poems. She shares insightful experiences about being a carer for people with mental illness and cancer in this defining society.

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