Shortcomings in Facilities at Pangkor Jetty, Failing to Provide Comfort for Visitors

By Rosli Mansor and Ahmad Razali

Pangkor: The Manjung Municipal Council (MPM) should oversee the facilities at Pangkor Island Jetty to ensure the comfort of tourists, especially during peak seasons.

Shortcomings in facilities such as seating for visitors waiting to board boats are among the issues that need to be addressed, particularly during school holiday periods.

Most distressingly, elderly residents are forced to sit on the ground for hours, enduring heat and rain while waiting.

A survey by Ipoh Echo/Peraktastic at Pangkor Island Jetty found that the seating facilities provided are not only outdated but mostly damaged and worn out.

A tourist from Kuala Lumpur, Mohd Azmi Tahir, 47, stated that the facilities provided by MPM are very limited and uncomfortable.

“There are many broken chairs, as well as open waiting areas that are uncomfortable during rainy weather.

“MPM should also provide more trash bins to facilitate the public in disposing of garbage. Litter scattered around worsens the scenery at the jetty.

“We are forced to stand for hours in heat and dampness. I hope this issue can be addressed soon because it is now Visit Perak Year 2024, and tourist arrivals are sure to increase,” he said.

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