Pangkor Island (Pulau Pangkor) located at the Southwest coast of Perak in Malaysia, it is also recognized as one of the most beautiful island in Malaysia. With the total surface area of 8 km², and approximately 25000 peoples on the island, which mainly do fishing, marine products and tourism for living.
Pangkor Island is the largest island among the nine island around it. Most of the Pangkorians do fishing for livings, the surface area of Pangkor island is small but well-equipped with convenient accommodation and moderate expenses. The island’s historic monuments are Dutch Fort, temples in ancient Chinese architectural style, satay manufacturer etc, which are the tourist spots in Pangkor Island.
Historically, Pangkor Island is the best refugee spot for the local fisherman, merchants, and pirates. In the 17th Century, Dutch Fort was built in Pangkor Island, in order to strengthen the control of tin trade in Perak, which now it became a tourist attraction. In 1874, the British government signed the “Pangkor Treaty” with Sultan of Perak, and British officially began ruling in the Malay Peninsula.
Residential area of Pangkor Island mainly scattered in the east coast of the Island not far from Lumut and Teluk Batik. For visitors who intend to visit the fishing village, they could take a ferry from Lumut, which takes approximately 40 minutes to arrive. Pangkor Jetty is the ferry terminal, while they will dock at Sungai Pinang Kecil along the way.
Pangkor has two famous beaches – the Pasir Bogak and Teluk Nipah. Visitors can enjoy water sports here such as: diving, surfing, fishing etc. Pasir Bogak has developed quite well, while Teluk Nipah is still preserved with country-styled ambience. Various grades and styles of accommodations are also available on the island, visitors can also rent a van or motorcycle if they wish to travel around on their own. Restaurants could be found easily on the island, and most of the visitors came especially for seafood.