Pangkor Island, one of the most stunning islands in Asia, got its name from the Thai phrase, “Pang Ko” which aptly means “a beautiful island”. True to form, the beauty and cleanliness of the beach are its primary attractions.
Teluk Nipah, Pulau Giam, Pulau Mentagor and Pasir Bogak are weekend favourites where one can relax, swim, snorkel, fish and partake in numerous water activities such as jet-ski and banana boat.
One can easily tour the island thanks to the easy availability of car, motorcycle and bicycle rental services. Along the way, do drop by the famous Fu Lin Kong Temple, Batu Bersurat (historical rock), Dutch Fort and Pangkor Gallery. And don’t miss watching the making of traditional fishing boats.
However, your trip will not be complete without a visit to the fishery market which features blue-eyed anchovy, salted fish and dried sotong (cuttlefish) followed by a trip to town for its seafood products and creative handicraft.
Next, experience hornbill feeding at Teluk Nipah and get Instagram-worthy shots with the tame birds. Not to forget, the must-have traditional delicacies of laksa mi Pangkor (rice noodles served in a curry sauce), nasi lemak Pangkor (rice cooked in coconut milk), lempeng pisang (banana pancake) and cucur ikan (fish fritter).
Brimming with various modes of accommodations, there are hotels and resorts to suit everyone’s pocket.
For the perfect end to your vacation, explore Pantai Teluk Batik, situated just a stone’s throw away from the Lumut jetty.
Pangkor is, by any definition, the ideal family-oriented holiday destination you’ll ever dream of. So, why wait? Pack your bags and head for this island paradise.