Pangkor Island situated just off the west coast of Perak in Peninsular Malaysia is one of the most enchanting islands you’ll ever come across. Pangkor has for centuries enthralled visitors with her charming beauty. In days of old, she was the refuge of seamen who sailed through the Straits of Malacca. Pangkor’s many idyllic bays made it the perfect stopover. Pirates, adventurers, merchants and soldiers of fortune sought the peace and tranquility she had to offer.
In stark contrast to Malaysia’s fast-paced progress, Pangkor remains a haven for those seeking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Soak up the sun on her golden beaches. Catch sight of fishing boats
Remembering Pangkor’s past…
For centuries, Pangkor has been a welcome stopover for weary sea travellers, pirates and adventurers. At one time even ruled by European conquerors. Yet, as if oblivious to the ravages of war and conquest, her natural wonders have remained unscarred. Perhaps to conquer your heart.
Pangkor today is a thriving tourist destination that somehow does not reflect her turbulent past. Visitors will be charmed by the serenity of her fishing villages, her small but bustling towns and her splendid selection of world-class holiday resorts.
Treasures of the island
Nothing beats the wonderful offerings of Pangkor’s pristine beaches. And after you’re had enough of the beach, retreat into the coll shades of virgin jungles for a closer look at nature. There’s so much to do in Pangkor, so come discover at your own pace.
1) To Lumut Town
Lumut and Pangkor are accessible by various highways either from Penang, lpoh or Kuala Lumpur.
Regular Bus/Coach Services are easily available from Pudu Raya in Kuala Lumpur; Medan Kidd, lpoh and Pengkalan Sultan Abdul Halim (Jetty) in Butterworth.
Taxi services are also easily available to lpoh from the major towns and cities in Peninsular Malaysia where you can board local buses or taxis to Lumut Town.
Pangkor and Lumut are accessible by air from Kuala Lumpur with the construction of a modern air strip on Pulau Pangkor.
2)To Pangkor Island
The private carrier Berjaya Air flies 5 times a week from the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport just outside Kuala Lumpur to Pangkor.
Take the North-South Expressway heading north towards Perak. Exit at the Bidor toll plaza. The rest of the journey will be on trunk roads. Follow signboards stating Pelabuhan Lumut or Lumut Naval Base. You will then need to follow signboards to Teluk Intan, Sitiawan and Pulau Pangkor.
Pangkor is a 40-minute ferry ride from Lumut. There are departures every half hour.
• Fees per way is RM5.00/person. (Two way RM10.00)
• First departure from Lumut is at 7am, last at 8.30pm.
• First departure from Pangkor is at 6.30am, last at 8.30pm.