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INTRODUCTION

The main island of Pangkor is mainly populated by fisherfolk who occupy the eastern coastline. The island is famous for its ‘ikan bilis’ (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 Bogak.

Among these, the quiet coves and untrodden bays at Tortoise Bay, Teluk Nipah and Teluk Cempedak are marvellous for swimming or just basking in the sun, in complete privacy amidst tranquil surroundings.

 

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Amidst such beauty and tranquillity, one tends to suddenly feel relaxed and lethargic - too lazy for any kind of activity. However, when there is so much to see and do, it is soon time to get up and go.

Round Island Trip
One of the best
way to see the island is to go on a round island trip by taxi. The trip costs approximately RM 25.00 - RM 30.00. As you travel around the coastal roads, you will see quaint Malay villages with wooden houses on stilts under the shade of coconut trees. Now and then, you will catch glimpses of the white sand and the shimmering blue sea. In the forests, you may chance upon the shy deer or playful monkey darting among the branches.

Pangkor Town
Stop at Pangkor Town, the little picturesque town of narrow streets and corner coffee shops. The Nyonya marble topped tables and antique clocks gracing the walls contribute to its old world charm. Take a leisurely stroll to the port and watch the fishing boats return with their fresh catch. See how fish are packed in ice before being despatched to the mainland.

Fishing Village
Wander off to the fishing villages and see how the fishermen pull in their nets from the sea, nets filled with wriggling fish, the bountiful harvest from the deep. Join their happy laughter, listen to their happy songs - be part of it all!

Dutch Fort
For a bit of history, visit the old Dutch Fort at Teluk Gadung. Built in 1670, it was used for storing tin and was one of the Dutch strongholds against pirates and local Malays. Today, only the stone foundations remain to remind us of the power they once exercised over the area.

Pantai Puteri Dewi
If your main interest is the sea and water-based activities, then take your pick from the many beautiful beaches around. Pantai Puteri Dewi (Beach of the Lovely Princess) is a lovely stretch of beach of fine white sand and shimmering blue sea, on the fringes of lush green tropical forests. A resort in this curving wide bay provides ample accommodation in an elegant cosmopolitan setting.

Pasir Bogak
The largest and most popular beach on the island. The beach is crescent shaped and numerous shady trees provide idyllic picnic spots under the canopy of their lush foliage. The water is shallow and crystal clear, offering endless hours of fun and frolic in the sunlit sea. There are facilities for boating, fishing and snorkelling.

Teluk Nipah
An enchanting secluded bay on the west coast, accessible only by bicycle or motorcycle from Pasir Bogak and Teluk Belanga.

ACCOMODATION FACILITIES

Accommodation facilities range from luxurious hotels and government resthouses to the more Spartan comfort of A-frame attap huts and camping sites.

 

 

 

 

 

GETTING THERE

By Air
Pelangi Air operates regular scheduled services from Kuala Lumpur to Pangkor Island.

DEPARTURE SCHEDULE

DAY

TIME

K. Lumpur to Pangkor
K. Lumpur to Pangkor

Daily
Mon/Thurs/Sat

8.35am
9.00am

Pangkor to K. Lumpur
Pangkor to K. Lumpur

Daily
Mon/Thurs/Sat

1.35pm
3.00pm

Pangkor to Penang
Penang to Pangkor

Mon/Thurs/Sat
Mon/Thurs/Sat

10.10pm
2.05pm

Pangkor to Sungapore
Singapore to Pangkor

Daily
Daily

9.45pm
11.40pm

Ferry Services
pangkor3.jpg (5793 bytes)Ferry services between Lumut on the mainland and Pangkor Island operate at half an hour intervals. The ferry ride takes about 40 minutes. There are also regular scheduled ferry services between the Pan Pacific Resort and Lumut.