Pangkor Island is a small island on the North West coast of Malaysia in the Straits of Malacca. Pangkor Island is flanked by nine other smaller islands in the direct surrounding. Pangkor and Pangkor Laut are the two biggest and the only two inhabited by humans.On the islands there's a variety of wildlife while the smaller atolls are basically white sand beaches and rocks. According to some legends there were even tigers living on these small islands!
Pangkor is very well known for the white sand beaches, crystal blue waters, canoeing, jungle treks, bright stars, excellent food, snorkeling, diving, jet-skiing and juicy fruits.
Furthermore it's quiet and relaxing, in short, gorgeous and awesome! It's the ultimate Malaysian holiday destination, as many Malaysian already know!
Pulau Pangkor, a tropical paradise island
What is the attraction of Pulau Pangkor?
So, what can you do at Pangkor Island? You can go to one of the beaches and enjoy the tropical sun. But in the heat of the day, you may want to hire a boat for sea fishing or jet skiing. Don't forget to bring your snorkel, can be rented at the hotels. The corals around some of the smaller islands are beautiful.
At the entrance of Pangkor you can rent bicycles and motorbikes for going around the island. But you can also hire a taxi. It is cheap.
There are a few little fisherman's villages with traditional Malaysian houses. The little food stalls in Pangkor Town and the other villages have some of the local favorite dishes while the more up market hotels offer a range of Asian and Western food including excellent local coffee, cuttlefish and anchovies.
If you travel on tight budget, no problem, there are excellent cheap guesthouses and beach huts. And further there's everything up to 5 star hotels.
Pangkor is also a great place to fullfill your dream to wed at the beach. Play golf on one of the two international standard golf courses just 20 minutes away from Pulau Pangkor.
Stingray in the waters of Sembilan Islands
But you may want to see some attractions on the Malaysian mainland. No problem here too. In the vicinity there are some attractions worth visiting. Think of the mining city of Taiping, the Royal City of Kuala Kangsar or the capital of Perak: Ipoh. The coastal area is full of fishing villages like Pantai Remis.
Visit some of the fish farms around Pulau Pangkor. The fishermen are happy for a few ringgit to show you around. And you buy the fish and ask your restaurant to prepare for you.
In fact, Pangkor has for everyone, something. Maybe you like to hang out on the beach, or you are more into activities. Do you have an interest in history or temples, anyone can have their share. Whatever you imagine in a tropical island, Pangkor has it!