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A secluded rainforest island where acres of lush greenery hug the undulating hills and the sparkling azure sea flows gently into hidden coves and bays. Pangkor is the largest of 9 islands forming a small group across the Manjung Straits, and with its quaint mix of bustling fishing settlements and resorts, provides a fascinating holiday venue. The pace of life here is driven only by the tide and winds.

It is largely inhabited by fisherfolk. They live in scattered fishing settlements along the coast especially on the eastern side, facing the town of Lumut and Teluk Batik, and their catch comprises mainly cuttlefish and anchovy.

The modern facilities make it an ideal gateway. A wide range of sun and sea activities are available such as scuba diving, wind-surfing, fishing, snorkelling. There are several award winning 3-5 star resorts in Pangkor island.
Pangkor Beaches - Pantai Puteri Dewi - (Beach of the Lovely Princess) - a beautiful beach paradise with wildlife and hornbills.

Pasir Bogak - This beach has a narrow stretch of white sand with shallow crystal clear waters, and areas of still unspoilt coral reefs for snorkelling enthusiasts. Other activities of scuba diving, windsurfing and fishing are available, making this a popular venue for visitors.

Teluk Ketapang - (Turtle Bay) lies further north and is where the turtles make an annual pilgrimage to lay their eggs between May and July.

Teluk Nipah - This wider, more secluded beach, lies north of Teluk Ketapang and at the point known as Coral Bay the water is a fine emerald green, ideal for snorkelling, scuba diving and windsurfing.
Other Islands - Pulau Sembilan - A two-hour boat ride away from Pulau
Pangkor, this lovely island is the venue for the Pulau Sembilan Fishing Safari and is an angler's paradise. Excellent fishing and sandy beaches are the main attractions here.

Pulau Pangkor Laut - This tiny island lying off the southwest tip of Pangkor is privately owned and run as the Pangkor Laut Resort. It was once a pirate's hideaway but is now the most exclusive island resort in Malaysia. By far the best bay on the island is Emerald Bay, with beautiful white sandy beaches, emerald green sea, which is clear and warm and ideal for scuba diving and snorkelling. Emerald Bay has been voted one of the best 100 beaches of the world.
Kota Belanda Dutch Fort - The 300-year old stone foundations of the Kota Belanda or Dutch Fort can be seen at Teluk Gedung. Built in 1670, it was one of the Dutch strongholds against pirates and unfriendly locals. The fort was abandoned after a local Malay Warrior, Panglima Kulub and his followers, attacked it. The National Museum undertook reconstruction work on the foundations in 1973.
Fu Lin Kong Chinese Temple - Your trip is not complete without a visit to the temple. You can see the mini Great Wall of China here.
Pangkor Forest Reserve - Exotic flora and fauna can be found in this area. Rare orchids can be seen along jungle trek. Butterflies are tame enough to land on an outstretched palm. Colorful birds can been seen perched on the trees at the hill slopes. You may possibly catch a glimpse of monkeys swinging from the branches. Watch out for giant hornbills here. Complete your day by trekking to Pangkor Hill to observe the flora and fauna here.
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