THINGS TO SEE AND
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
An enchanting secluded bay on the west coast, accessible
only by bicycle or motorcycle from Pasir Bogak and Teluk Belanga.