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About Region - Pangkor (Island), Malaysia

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A secluded rainforest island off the West Coast of Peninsula Malaysia 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.
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 in clear and warm and ideal for scuba diving and snorkelling. Emerald Bay has been voted one of the best 100 beaches of the world.
Pulau Sembilan
A two-hour boat ride away from Pulau Pangkor, this lovely island is the venue for the Pulau Sembilan Fishing Safari. Excellent fishing and sandy beaches are the main attractions here.
Pangkor Beaches
Pantai Puteri Dewi (Beach of the Lovely Princess) - is a beautiful beach paradise with wildlife and hornbills.

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

Teluk Nipah lies further north and has a wider beach, which is more secluded. At the point known as Coral Bay the water is a fine emerald green and is ideal for snorkelling, scuba diving and windsurfing.
Kota Belanda
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.
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