Malaysia : Experience Laidback Luxury at Pangkor Island


Experience Laidback Luxury at Pangkor Island


If you are looking for the perfect beach getaway, look no further than Pangkor Island to satiate your holiday needs. The island is located a mere 10-minute distance from the mainland, and is packed with family-friendly activities and luxurious beaches that will instantly transport you into a relaxed state as you bathe in the warm sun and sea, and soak up interesting historical sites the island has to offer.

The Charms of Pangkor Island
Located on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Pangkor Island is notable for its scenic beachside views and the carefree state of mind it can leave you with. The island is also dotted with scenic fishing villages, which you can visit to learn more about the everyday lives of Malaysian fishermen.
There is also an array of seafood processing factories around the island where you can stop by to sample a variety of seafood snacks; the most popular snack being the Fish Satay.
While in Pangkor Island, you will also want to splurge at duty-free stores that can be found around the island selling decadent chocolates, travel accessories and many more goodies.
Not only is Pangkor Island famous for its relaxing ambience, but it is also known for its rich historical heritage. Located in the heart of the island is a 17th-century Dutch fort that stands proud and tall for visitors to explore. Back in the day, this fort was originally built to control Perak’s tin trade.
Back to the present day, there are a few other beaches that can be visited around Pangkor Island. Some famous ones include Teluk Nipah, Coral Bay and Pasir Bogak. Round up your friends and family for some quality time by the beach as you take in the calming sounds of the lapping waves and the chirping of birds around you. The best time to visit the beach is during sunset where you can dip your toes in the cooling waters as you bask in the sun as it sets upon the horizon.
Things to do in Pangkor Island
Safe to say, there is no time for boredom during any trip to Pangkor Island. Enjoy thrilling activities that await you by the beach such as kayaking, snorkelling, island-hopping or jet skiing. If you want something a little calmer, simply laze by the seaside while you soak in the sun and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Just a short distance from Teluk Nipah Beach too, is where you can try your hand at Hornbill feeding. With free admission, you will get to participate in the feeding of these colourful birds that can be found soaring around the island. Fully guided, all you have to do is stand straight with your arm in the air holding the treat for the hornbills. Don’t forget to strike a pose for the cameras as the birds swoop down to grab the treat. You’ll want to be here at 6:30 PM or 7:00 PM so as not to miss out on your opportunity to partake in this exciting activity.
How to get to Pangkor Island
Pangkor Island is located approximately 250 kilometres from the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur, 90 kilometres from the Perak state capital, Ipoh and 180 kilometres from Penang Island.
The easiest way to get to Pangkor Island is by ferry. The Marina Island Jetty Complex, which is located in Lumut, provides direct ferry services to Pangkor Island. From here, the journey to Pangkor Island takes around 15 to 30 minutes. As you hop onboard the ferry, don’t forget to whip out your phone or camera to capture the stunning scenery that surrounds the island, from its blue waters to the luscious greenery for a view you certainly won’t want to forget.
Ticket prices for the ferry are as follows:
Adult: RM 10.80 (one way)
Child: RM 5 (one way)



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