Feb 8, 2011

Lumut & Pangkor Island

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Sunset at Pantai Pasir Bogak, Pulau Pangkor

Formally a small fishing town some 84KM from Ipoh, Lumut is well known for its beautiful shell collections and coral handicrafts.

It is also frequently visited by tourists travelling to Pangkor Island, being the main departure point to the island. The journey to and from Pangkor Island takes approximately 30 minutes, with an interval of 30-45 minutes, and the fee costs about RM10 per return trip.

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Lumut Waterfront Promenade

Pangkor Island is one of the most famous island holiday destinations in Malaysia for its serene beaches, crystalline blue waters and panoramic sunsets dusk after dusk. Once upon a time, in the 17th century, the Dutch built a fort on the island to better oversee the tin trade industry in Perak. Today, the remains of the Dutch Fort still stands for visiting tourists to stop by.

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Pantai Pasir Bogak, Pulau Pangkor

Derived from the Thai word ‘Pang Ko’, which means ‘beautiful island’, Pangkor Island is an ideal getaway for anyone who seeks solitude and peace of mind from hectic city living. There are even bicycles for rent, which you can take a leisurely ride around the island, and partake in a wide range of sun and sea activities such as fishing and snorkelling.

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Lumut Waterfront Marina Wing

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