Getting There | Places of
Interest | Budget
The main island of Pangkor is mostly populated byfishing
villagers who occupy the eastern coastline. The island is famous for its 'ikan
(anchovies) and squids. The real attraction here however are the enchanting beaches on the
western coastline Pantai Puteri Dewi, Teluk Belanga, Teluk Nipah and Pasir
these, the quiet coves and untrodden bays at Tortoise Bay, Teluk Nipah and Teluk Chempedak
are marvelous for swimming or just basking in the sun, in complete privacy amidst tranquil
the coast of perak State, north of Selangor , lies a cluster
of fabulous islands with unquestionably some of the best coves
and beaches on the western coast of peninsular Malaysia. Among
them two island predominate in the terms of accessibility,
infrastructure and development --the largest island PANGKOR
and her little sister Pangkor Laut. Those who not familiar
with geographical locations generally confuse the two.
Forty minutes byferry from Lumut is the most popular island
resort of Pulau Pangkor (Pangkor Island) ,welcomes visitors
with its serene, golden beaches, crystalline blue water and
cool, refreshing breezes. Located about 90km south west of
lpoh, it is largely inhabited byfisherfolk. They live in
scattered fishing settlements along the coast especially on
the eastern side, facing the town of Lumut and Teluk Batik,
and their catch comprises mainly cuttlefish and anchovy. The
modern facilities make it an ideal gateway. A wide range of
sun and sea activities are available such as scuba diving,
wind-surfing, fishing, snorkelling.
Access byroad via the North -South highway to Lumut. If
travelling from the south, exit at Gopeng interchange and turn
left after Pangkor/Sitiawan/Batu Gajah signboard. Upon arrival
in Lumut, you can see a ferry service counter there. Parking
space are available here.
Berjaya Air offer 4flights weekly from Kuala Lumpur
(Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun) - 35minutes from Subang Airport.
For further information and flight schedules, please contact :
AIR SDN BHD
Tel : 603-746 8228
Fax : 603-746 5637
At Teluk Gedung lies the
300-year-old stone foundations of a Dutch Fort Built in
1670, it was one of the Dutch strongholds against pirates
and local Malays. The fort was abandoned after it was
attacked bya local warrior, Panglima Kulub, and his
followers. Muzium Negara undertook its reconstruction in
1973. Today, only the stone foundations and carvings on a
large rock left bythe soldiers remain.
Fu Lin Kong Chinese Temple
Your trip is not complete
without visit the temple. You can see the Mini Great Wall of
Pangkor Forest Reserve
Exotic flora and fauna abound
in this area. Rare orchid can been seen along jungle trek.
Butterflies tamely land on outstretched palms. Colorful
birds can been seen perched on the trees at the hill slopes.
You may possibly catch a glimpse of monkeys swinging from
the branches. Watch out for giant hornbills here. Complete
your day bytrekking to Pangkor Hill to observe the flora
and fauna here.
Pasir Giam Beach
The one of great interest at
Pangkor island is Pasir Giam beach, which faces directly the
small island of Giam. It is only 2km north of Teluk Nipah byroad. When the tide is out, you can walk through the shallow
waters to the island but watch for the high tide unless you
have a boat...