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About Pangkor

Pangkor Island is a popular island destination for local and Singapore holiday makers also one of the most enchanting islands in the world today. It gets extremely busy during school and public holidays. One operator on the island reported that approximately 2000 holidaymakers were left without a place to stay on the island during the Chinese New Year holiday period.. Of course, many people assume that there's plenty of available rooms on the island and that reservations weren't necessary.Pangkor Island is located just off the west coast of Perak in Peninsula Malaysia.Pangkor is a 40 minutes ferry ride from Lumut, a coastal town which is about 84 km from Ipoh in the northern part of Peninsula Malaysia.


Things to do

Beaches-Pangkor's two popular beach areas of Pasir Bogak and Teluk Nipah offer sun and sea enthusiasts activities like scuba diving, snorkelling, wind-surfing and fishing. While Pasir Bogak is quite developed, Teluk Nipah still retains its kampung, or village, atmosphere.




Dutch Fort-The Dutch attempted to monopolise the lucrative tin trade but despite the presence of the fort, smuggling of tin continued. Disgruntled local leaders frequently attacked the fort which eventually led the Dutch to abandon the area in 1690. Today, the Museum Department has reconstructed the Fort and it stands in its original foundations.




Getting to Pangkor

By Ferry
The closest mainland settlement is the town of Lumut, an attractive, laid-back place about 7km away. From the Lumut pier, ferries depart regularly to different parts of Pangkor Island. Fares are 10 ringgit per person (to and fro), and 1 ringgit for bicycles. First departure from Lumut is at 07:00, last at 20:30. First departure from Pangkor is at 06:30, last at 20:30. Departures are at 30-45 minutes intervals, depending on the time of day, and the crossing usually takes no more than 45 minutes.
The are two major ferry stops for the residents in Pangkor island, namely the SPK Jetty in Sungai Pinang Kecil and the Pangkor Jetty in Pangkor Town. Tourists should stop by the second pier, Pangkor Jetty as this is the main township in Pangkor Island and have a closer distance towards various beaches on the west cost of the island.

By AirCARTOON AIRPLANE
Berjaya Air has five flights a week in both directions between Kuala Lumpur and the relatively new airport on Pangkor.








Hotels and Resorts in Pangkor

Pangkor Island Beach Resort
from 96 US$
The Pangkor Island Beach Resort is a paradise resort about 1 mile off the west of Peninsular Malaysia. It is in 64 acres of gardens, bordered by a forest on one side and a glorious white sandy beach on the other. A secluded setting ideal for a peaceful relaxing holiday. Has a wide variety of recreational facilities. Formerly known as Pan Pacific Pangkor Island.

Pangkor Laut Resort
from 275 US$
The Pangkor Laut Resort lies 4 miles off of the west of Peninsular Malaysia, on Pangkor Laut Island. Silver sands, blue water, peaceful bays, rainforests, and rocky headlands create one of the most exotic resorts in Asia. Accommodation consists of a blend of traditionally designed villas on the edge of a rainforest, or scattered along the beach, or set on stilts over the sea.

Swiss Garden Resort Damai Laut
from 87 US$
The Swiss Garden Resort Damai Laut, Pangkor is set in 400 acres of land surrounded by green hills, on a peninsular off the Perak coastline. Its own 18-hole championship golf course, Damai Laut Golf and Country Club are perfect for sport lovers. Rooms are spacious, in traditional Malaysian design offering a comfortable stay. The hotel offers superb amenities with attentive and personal service.

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1 comment:

Hang said...

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