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  • Pangkor Island is an island off the coast of Perak in north-west peninsular Malaysia, reached by ferry from Lumut (a small coastal town that links to Ipoh, or from Sitiawan). It has a land area of only 8 square kilometers, and a population of approximately 25,000 islanders. It is heavily promoted as a low-key tourist destination by the Malaysian government, but fishing and fish products remain major industries.

    Historically, Pangkor was a refuge for local fishermen, merchants and pirates. In the 17th century, the Dutch built a fort in an effort to control the Perak tin trade. In 1874, it was the location of a historic treaty between a contender to the Perak throne and the British government (The Pangkor Treaty), which began the British colonial domination of the Malay Peninsula.

    Pangkor is famous for its fine beaches and a mix of low budget to 5 star accommodations. Teluk Nipah and Coral Bay on the north west of the island is extremely popular with travellers from Europe. The quality of sand is far more superior in the Pasir Bogak Beach as compared to elsewhere on the island. The sand is golden brown, quite similar to most leading prime beaches.
  • By Road
    For guests driving from Kuala Lumpur to Pangkor Island (Pulau Pangkor), the entry point to the island is the nearest town on the mainland known as Lumut town. The journey is approximately 280km and will take around 4 hours. Take the North South Expressway, starting at the Damansara toll plaza, heading for Ipoh. Exit at the Bidor toll plaza where the charges are approximately RM15.80 per car.

    The rest of the journey will be on trunk roads. You will pass through Bidor where there is a Shell petrol station on your left if you need to refuel.

    Follow signboards stating "Pelabuhan Lumut" or "Lumut Naval Base". You will then need to follow signboards to "Teluk Intan", "Sitiawan" and "Pulau Pangkor". The journey from Bidor town to Lumut jetty is approximately 110 km, or 1 ½ hours.

    There is a car park next to the Lumut jetty with a nominal fee of RM10 per day for overnight parking.

    Lumut Jetty to Island   7.15am | 11am | 1.45pm | 3.45pm | 5.15pm | 7pm
    Island to Lumut Jetty   8am | 12.30pm | 2.30pm | 4.30pm | 6pm | 7.30pm

  • The main attractions on Pangkor Island are the beaches. There are several excellent beaches. However, Pulau Pangkor offers more then beaches. On this page you will explore the many other attractions that will make your stay here a real life experience of joy, love and happiness.

    Fishing Villages
    Foo Lin Kong Temple
    Kali Amman Temple
    Dutch Fort (Kota Belanda)
    Batu Bersurat and Tiger Rock
    The Tombs
    Pangkor Suspension Bridge or Jambatan Gantung
    Jungle trekking
    Canoeing around Pulau Pangkor
    Shopping at Pangkor
    Pangkor festivals