Pangkor Island, Malaysia
Pulau Pangkor is an island off the coast of Perak in north-west peninsular Malaysia, about 100 km west of Ipoh and halfway between Kuala Lumpur and Penang. It is a popular local resort with some of the west coast's prettiest and most tranquil beaches, authentic Malaysian fishing villages that have changed little in 50 years, and some great local food (especially the seafood).
The main attraction on Pangkor island are the beaches, however other attractions include Pangkor Town, Fishing villages, Fu Lin Kong Temple, Batu Bersurat and Tiger Rock, Dutch Fort, The Tombs and Tortoise Hill.
Things to See & Do
* Marina Island Pangkor
* Pangkor Town
* Dutch Fort at Teluk Gudang
* Traditional boat building
* Coral Bay & Nipah Beach
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Ringgit (RM) (MYR)
Language – Bahasa Malaysia, English
Population – 25,000 approx
Land Area – 8 km²
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – +6o
Port Location – The Pangkor jetty in Pangkor town is the main ferry stop on Pangkor island.
Travel Links – The island is accessible reached by ferry from Lumut (a small coastal town that links to Ipoh, or from Sitiawan).