is located about 90km southwest of Ipoh town. It is largely inhabited by
fisherman who live in scattered fishing villages along the eastern coast.
Local cottage industry in this island produce a lot of delicious seafood
delicacies such as dry cuttlefish and the famous satay fish. The enchanting
beaches along the western coastline of the island is one of the main
attraction for holiday makers to come here.
Among them, two islands
predominate in terms of accessibility, infrastructure and
development - the largest island, Pangkor and her sister
Pangkor Laut. Those who are not familiar with the geographical locations
generally confuse the two. 30-35 minutes by ferry from
popular island resort of Pangkor Island welcomes visitors with its
serene golden beaches, crystalline blue waters, and cool refreshing
breezes. It is largely inhabited by fisher folk.
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.
On the islands there's a variety of Wildlife while the smaller atoll
are basically white sand
beaches and rocks. According to some
legends there were even tigers living on this island!
There are a few little fisherman's villages
with traditional Malaysian houses. The little food stalls in
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, the
locals call it ikan bilis and no nasi lemak meal will go without it.
At the entrance of
Pangkor you can rent
motorbikes for going around the island (you can hire them at the
hotels too). But you can also hire a
taxi. It is cheap.
Furthermore it's quiet
and relaxing, in short, gorgeous and awesome! It's the ultimate
Malaysian holiday destination, as many Malaysian people already