Pulau Pangkor (Pangkor Island) is about 90 km south west of Ipoh, Perak in Peninsular Malaysia. With a land of only 8 square kilometers, and a population of approximately 25,000 islanders, it is the most enchanting island.
Forty minutes by ferry from Lumut, the popular island resort of Pulau Pangkor welcomes visitors with its serene golden beaches, crystalline blue waters, and cool refreshing breezes.
Pulau Pangkor has for centuries enthralled visitors with her charming beauty. In stark contrast to Malaysia’s fast-paced progress, Pangkor remains a haven for those seeking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Soak up the sun on her golden beaches.
It is heavily promoted as a low-key tourist destination by the Malaysian government, but fishing and fish products remain major industries. They live in scattered fishing settlements along the coast especially on the eastern side, facing the town of Lumut and Teluk Batik, and their catch comprises mainly cuttlefish and anchovy. The modern facilities make it an ideal gateway.
Pulau 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 travelers from Europe. The quality of sand in the Pasir Bogak Beach is far superior to that elsewhere on the island. The sand is golden brown, quite similar to most leading prime beaches. There are a few resorts in Teluk Nipah or Nipah Bay.
Nothing beats the wonderful offerings of Pulau Pangkor's pristine beaches. And after you're had enough of the beach, retreat into the cool shades of virgin jungles for a closer look at nature. There's so much to do in Pangkor, so come discover at your own pace.
Things to do:
scuba diving, wind-surfing, fishing, snorkelling.