Pangkor Island is a popular beach resort in Malaysia. Here is a travel guide on Pangkor Island.

Pangkor Island Malaysia

Pangkor Island is the most popular island resort in Perak. Pangkor entices visitors with its golden beaches, clear blue water, and cool refreshing breeze. Located about 90km southwest of lpoh, it is largely inhabited by fisherman. It takes 40 minutes by ferry from Lumut to Pangkor Island.

Tourist Attractions

Pangkor Town:
This quaint fishing town attracts visitors with its charming mystique. You can walk around town to savor some local cuisine and native sights. You can also visit the seafood factories producing dried cuttle fish, anchovies, satay fish and dried shrimps.

Pantai Puteri Dewi:
This beautiful beach paradise was named Pantai Puteri Dewi (literally, Beach of the Lovely Princess). The beach has excellent facilities for snorkeling and windsurfing.

Kota Belanda (Dutch Fort):
At Teluk Gedung lies the 300-year-old stone foundations of a Dutch Fort. Built in 1670, it was one of the Dutch strongholds against pirates and local Malays. The fort was abandoned after it was attacked by a local warrior, Panglima Kulub, and his followers. The fort was reconstructed by Muzium Negara in 1973.

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