Pangkor Island

The most popular island resort in Perak, Pangkor welcomes visitors with its serene, golden beaches, crystalline blue water and cool, refreshing breezes. Located about 90km south-west of Ipoh, it is largely inhabited by fisherfolk. They live in scattered fishing settlements along the coast especially on the eastern side, facing the town of Lumut and Teluk Batik, and their catch comprises mainly cuttle-fish and anchovy. It takes 40 minutes by ferry from Lumut to Pangkor Island; the fare is RM 4.00. the modern facilities make it an ideal gateway. A wide range of sun and sea activities are available: scuba diving, wind-surfing, fishing, snorkeling. The following are the main attractions on the island.