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Updated on March 23, 2015

Pangkor Island Malaysia

Pangkor Island is one of the most beautiful islands you can find in Malaysia. My family and I had the chance to go there last week on our holiday. Pangkor Island is situated on the west coast of Perak Malaysia. We stayed at Sea View Hotel and Resort which is in Pasir Bogak. It is actually one of the best beaches in Pangkor Island. There are many hotels and resorts on the island from budget hotels and chalets to the most expensive hotels you can find.

There are also many activities you can do on the island such as jungle trekking,fishing,bird watching,water sports - banana boating,jet ski,canoe and snorkeling. If you are at Pasir Bogak in the morning,you can watch hornbills and will get a chance to feed them. You can watch the sunset in the evening.

We went for a tour around the island right after we reached there. We visited a Dutch fort which was built in the 17th century,Pangkor town,fishing villages and fish satay factory. After checked in at the resort,we went for a walk along the beach and watched sunset on the beach.

On our second day there we spent most of our time doing water activities like jet skiing,boating,canoeing and snorkelling. After all those tiring activities we spent our evening at the resort. It was an amazing experience we had on the Pangkor Island and it really is the perfect vacation getaway.

Beautiful sunset
Beautiful sunset

Pangkor Island Map

How To Get There

The island is about ten minutes ferry ride from the mainland,Lumut where you will disembark at Pangkor Village. Most of the villagers are fishermen. From there you can take a taxi or van service to the resorts. Or you can walk or cycle or ride a motorcycle and spend your time exploring the Pangkor Island before check in at a resort.

There are many resorts you can choose all around the island which offer you more than just the sun and the sea. All resorts have their own facilities and activities include boating,canoe,sailing,fishing,trekking,and other water sports.

Nipah Bay or Teluk Nipah is a famous and busiest spot for holiday makers with its beautiful beach,variety of fish and lots of corals in the water and many restaurants and bars serve delicious cuisine which specialize in fresh seafood.

Pasir Bogak is another interesting place on the Pangkor Island which is a private beach with its golden brown sand,and the best spot to view beautiful sunset on this island.

Must Visit Places : Pangkor Island

Dutch Fort
Dutch Fort

You can visit many attractions on the Pangkor Island such as :

. Pangkor Town

. Dutch Fort

. Fishing Villages

. Fish Satay Factory

. Foo Ling Kong Garden

. Waterfront Temple

. Pangkor Waterfalls

. Traditional Boat Building

Dutch Fort
Dutch Fort

More photos

Pangkor Island from the sea
Pangkor Island from the sea

Activities on Pangkor Island


There are many activities visitors can experience on the island. The activities are :

. Bird Watching

. Jungle Trekking

. Fishing

. Boating

. Island-hopping

. Jet Skiing

. Sailing

. Canoeing

. Snorkeling

. Scuba Diving

Sunset at Pasir Bogak Pangkor Island


This beautiful sunset photo was taken at Pasir Bogak Pangkor Island at 7.13pm.

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Pasir Bogak Beach
Pasir Bogak Beach

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      A new blessing on this lovely lens and may you have a wonderful, successful and happy 2013. Hugs

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      sheezie77 5 years ago

      Fantastic lens, nice job!

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      Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks for sharing your experience at Pangkor Island on your recent trip there. Enjoyed all the photos and learning about all the activities available. Looks like a great vacation spot. Blessed!

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      It looks wonderful here. I spent 5 days in Penang back in 1988 and would love to go back. Malaysia is a lovely country, and I love the food.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have been to Pangkor once. It's a nice place and the seafood is very fresh. Nice lens.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      What a beautiful place for a holiday.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wish to go to that island

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wish to go to that island

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      Dropped by again to soak up the holiday atmosphere. So good...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice place

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens and lovely pics. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 201202. Hugs

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens.. :)

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      trendydad 5 years ago

      this looks like a great place to stay

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      srsddn lm 5 years ago

      Wonderful images. Seems to be a lovely places with lot of water sports to enjoy.

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      sukkran trichy 5 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      thanks for introducing a wonderful travel destination. nice photo collection

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      Jethro 5 years ago from Philippines

      I hope I could go in Malaysia someday. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Lovely island.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you for the virtual tour!

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Enjoyed the visit. Thanks for sharing... ;-)

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      It looks like a lovely place to visit with plenty of fine recreational activities ... love that sunset!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I was trying to find a lens where I think, I would get my lost socks because Squidoo is celebrating lost socks day.. I just found one.. Great lens.. loved it.. :D

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      Petar 5 years ago

      looks like a nice place to vacation.

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      Malaysia is a good family holiday destination.

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      maria 5 years ago

      Congratulations on your first lens, i really enjoyed it.

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      Winter52 LM 5 years ago

      It looks like a lovely place to visit!

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      aurora7 5 years ago

      Nice lens. It sounds like a great place to vacation.