Pangkor Island, Perak, Malaysia is found on the Northwest coast of Malaysia. Within its proximity are three other smaller islands, the Pangkor Laut, Pulau Mentago and Pulau Giam. The islets are blessed with good weather as compared to other islands off the mainland. It is sheltered by Sumatra from the monsoons, making it the perfect resort getaway to visit all year round.
Getting to Pangkor Island, Perak, Malaysia
The island is accessible by the old Lumut Jetty as well as the jetty on Marina Island. The ferry takes about 45 minutes from the Lumut old town and departs between 30 to 45 minutes interval. Ferry Tickets cost RM10.00 for a return trip. Marina Island is an offshore island off the western coast of Perak. However, it is accessible from the main peninsula via a bridge. The ferry ride to Pangkor from Marina Island is only about 10 minutes long. There is a 10RM/year membership fee to use the Lumut Jetty on top of the 10RM round trip tickets fee.
Attractions on Pangkor Island, Perak, Malaysia
During the Dutch rule, the Dutch Fort was built on Pangkor Island, Perak, Malaysia to control the tin trade industry in Perak. The fort has stood for more than 340 years. The fort was under attack by the Malays as they were unhappy with the Dutch rule. In 1973, the government gazetted the monument due to its heritage and history values.
Another attraction on the island that is the Fu Ling Kong Temple. The temple dates back since 1930 and has more than 80 years of history. Drop by the temple and experience its rich culture and heritage while you are at Pangkor.
The most popular and desired attraction is staying on Pangkor Laut. Pangkor Laut is a 300 acres private island with only a fraction developed into the luxury Pangkor Laut Resort. The resort is nestled amidst an ancient rainforest, and it is fringed by white sandy beaches and emerald waters. Pangkor Laut provides the perfect island getaway from the busy city life. Other favourite activities on Pangkor Island includes diving, snorkelling as well as hiking
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