Pangkor Island (Pulau Pangkor)
||Pangkor Island. Perak, Malaysia
Just off the coast of the state, Perak, there are a cluster of amazing islands of incredible coves and
beaches in the whole of Peninsular Malaysia. Among them, two of them islands predominate in terms of
accessibility, development and infrastructure. They are the Pangkor Island which is the largest among
the cluster and the sister island, Pangkor Laut Island. Pangkor Island is located about 90 kilometers
south west of Ipoh and is mainly populated by fisherfolks.
There are several other attractions on the island of Pangkor other than its beach. These attractions
include the Pangkor Town, the fishing villages, the Kali Amman Temple, the Tiger Rock, Dutch Fort, the
Tombs and the Tortoise Hill. Of all the beaches in Malaysia, Pangkor Island can be said to have one of
the most beautiful and quiet beaches. It is only here that you can find peace and tranquility that many
other beaches do not have.
Of all the beaches in Pangkor, the Teluk Nipah or Nipah Bay remains the most visited and popular among
the foreign travellers though most of its visitors are Malaysians. The Nipah Bay is located about several
kilometers north of Pantai Pasir Bogak. Unlike other beaches, the Nipah Bay has its own corals, sea cucumbers
and well as a few species of birds on the beach. Nipah Bay actually consists of two beaches, the Nipah Beach
and Coral Bay. From Nipah Bay, you can view the beautiful scenery of the two islands name Pulau Giam and
At Pulau Giam, the best activity to do would be snorkeling as the waters are shallow and there are
many kinds of corals and fishes to see.
You can get to Lumut by driving for about 2 and a half hours from Kuala Lumpur but if you opt
to come by flight, there is only one option which is by Berjaya Air which flies direct from the
Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport to Pangkor Airport. The cheapest means of transportation to Lumut
would be via bus. From Lumut, you can get to Pangkor Island via ferry which arrives every 30 minutes
and will take 40 minutes to Sungai Pinang Kecil.