Pangkor Island (Pulau Pangkor)

Tranquil island with its white sandy beaches and charming fishing villages will enthral you.

Pangkor Island (Pulau Pangkor)

Pangkor Island (Pulau Pangkor)

Pangkor Island is located in Perak, on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Pangkor is about 240 KM from Kuala Lumpur, 90 KM from Ipoh, and 180 KM from Georgetown Penang. 

The total size of the area is 2,200 hectares or 22 km² (including Pangkor Laut with an area of 1.3 km ²). Only one-tenth of the island is inhabited while the rest are forests and highland.

Pangkor Island is fishing village with the main economy activity is  fishery industry, the fresh catch in Strait Malacca mainly sell to the Peninsular Malaysia. There are few seafood processing factory on Pangkor Island, these factories produce different type seafood snacks, and sell it to whole Peninsular  Malaysia. The most popular seafood snacks from Pangkor is “Stay Fish”. 

Pangkor Island As A Tourist Destination

Pangkor Island has been heavily promoted as a island tourist destination by the Malaysian government, Pangkor Island has been announce as Duty Free Island in 1 January 2020. 

Pangkor is endowed with historical heritage. Back in the 17th century, the Dutch built a fort in an effort to control the Perak tin trade. In 1874, it was the location of a historic treaty between a contender to the Perak throne and the British government (The Pangkor Treaty), which began the British colonial domination of the Malay Peninsular.

Pankor Island is famous for its fine beaches and a mix of low budget to 5-star accommodations. Teluk Nipah, Coral Bay and Pasir Bogak are some of the most attractive beaches available on the island.  Pangkor Laut, a smaller island of Pangkor, is equipped with a world class resort, Pangkor Laut Resort owned and managed by the YTL. 

Main tourist attractions of Pangkor as the following;

1. Pangkor Island as A Fishing Village.

Tourist is able experience and feel the living and culture of the fishing village in this island. The fishing village is mainly located at the eastern coastline of Pangkor Island. Visitors are able to see a lot of fishing boat parking a long coastline. 

2. History, Culture And Religion

With the history heritage , multi races and multi culture population,  a number of historical and religious attractions such as Dutch Fort, Batu Bersurat (Ancient Inscribed Stone), Floating Mosque, Fu Lin Kong Temple, Kali Amman Temple etc.

3. Beaches

The main attraction of Pangkor Island is undoubtedly the wonderful offerings of its pristine beaches on the western coastline.

Pasir Bogak Beach, a snorkelling site with an extensive reef and shallow waters. Pasir Bogak Beach is located near Pangkor town, this popular destination is a favourite haunt for picnickers due to its shady trees. Here, visitors can enjoy a kayak run or the simple pleasure of beachcombing. We are able to enjoy Chinese seafood around the small town near Pasir Bagok. Three are a lot of Chinese seafood restaurants in this area.

Teluk Nipah is where visitors can enjoy both excitement and solitude by the beach. Take in the soothing lush greenery or browse the open-air stalls by the beach. A walk across to Giam Island at low tide will reward you with a treasure trove of marine life. Enjoy the water sport activities at the beach.  There are a lot of guesthouses, resorts, food stalls, Malay seafood restaurants near Teluk Nipah. 

4. Food

Eating out in Pangkor is a delight as there are restaurants serving both local and international cuisine especially fresh seafood.

Main Attractions on Pangkor Island / Place of Interest Of Pulau Pangkor

Beaches And Island
Pangkor’s main attractions are undoubtedly the wonderful offerings of its pristine beaches on the western coastline such as Pasir Bagok Beach & Teluk Nipah Beach.
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History And Religion
Pangkor was previously a favourite refuge of fishermen, sailors and merchants, and was an important site from which to control trading in the Strait of Melaka.
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Shops & Tourist Spot
Pangkor Island has been officially started as a duty-free island on 1 January 2020. Duty-free items including chocolate, perfumes and batik clothing etc.
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Food & Restaurant
Seafood is the main food for local people due to the rapid development of the fishery industry. Seawater fish, crab, shrimp and selfish could be found easily..
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Accommodation on Pangkor Island

Pasir Bagok

Pasir Bagok Beach is situated on the southwest coast of Pangkor Island. A lot of hotels or resorts are located within walking distance.

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Teluk Nipah

Teluk Nipah is the most popular and lively area on Pangkor Island. There are a lot of hotels, resorts and guesthouses around Teluk Nipah

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Other Location

Hotels or Resorts in other location on Pangkor Island such Pangkor Laut Island, Teluk Dalam, Pangkor Town, Jalan Pasir Bagok etc

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Other Information Of Pangkor Island

Nearby Attactraction

Lumut is the gateway to Pangkor Island, attraction around Lumut including Lumut Waterfront, Teluk Batik Beach....

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Getting to Pangkor

Pangkor is an island located in Perak. We need to take the ferry from Lumut or Marina Island to go to Pangkor.

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Weather Of Pangkor

Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year.

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