Not really a must see but do check out the navy base if you have time to spare.
The Royal Malaysian Navy base here is said to be one of the most modern in the region. It is equipped with army facilities, port and wharf, accommodation, a hospital, a museum, an officers and recruitment training centre, sports complex and other facilities.
Take a look at the base if you are cruising the Dinding Straits en route to Pangkor - probably you can spot a sub-marine emerging from the sea!
The park is the first inland snorkeling facility in Malaysia... Life jacket and snorkeling gear are provided free with the entrance ticket to the park... Besides snorkeling, visitors can take in the beautiful scenery of the park area which includes a waterfall, universal lover rock, fishing, canoeing and boating... There are also large sculptures of mermaid, dophine fountain and giant octopus among others...
Teluk Batik beach is a very popular spot with the locals. You will find it an irresistible attraction for picnics as well as swimming. It provides all the conveniences you need for a good time, with chalets, mini chalets, food stalls, public bathrooms and changing rooms, recreation centre and seminar halls, so you can visit it at anytime you want.
You can catch a ferry or charter a boat from the port to take you for a cruise around Pulau Pangkor. The trip basically takes an hour and a half but if the water is choppy, you might a little sea sick
The scenery the cruise will take you include the coast of Lumut and around Pulau Pangkor popular coastal sights including the infamous Pangkor Laut Resort
Beach front wt public toilets for changing/bathing and etc..relax on the lazy chair and enjoy the scenery or go for a swim.
Also located at Teluk Batik are shops selling local food,drinks and gift.. Cheap chalets and apartments available nearby.(walking distance)
Manjung(frm Lumut is 3 mins drive) is also a good place to visit a Pasar Malam, or night market.
You find on Sunday night a Pasar Malam near Billion. When you are in front of Billion. go right and take the last street to the left and follow the cars.
On Monday night there's a Pasar Malam in the direction of Teluk Rubiah. If you have your own transport, follow the direction to Sitiawan, take the road to Manjung and after at the traffic lights, go right. This is the road to Teluk Rubiah. You'll find the Pasar Malam after about 1.5 kilometer.
It starts from 5pm till 10pm..can buy anything here from food, groceries to clothes.
What can you do in Lumut ?
After a walk around town, you'd be heading for the jetty and taking the ferry to Pangkor Island.
If you're around in the evenings, take a walk to the waterfront where the people are.
This was probably one of the newest building in Lumut. The Water Promenade and the new portion of the jetty was, in contrast to the buildings around, modern. There was a tower there and we attempted to go up to have a better view of the waterfront. But it seemed like the structure was not totally completed then and the access was blocked. But shops (dried seafood, clothes etc) at the promenade were opened.
The shophouses at Lumut contain some rather old shops worth a look. Take a walk at the provisions shops and and see the things that are sold there. They may bring you some interesting discoveries. The shops do not particularly target tourists so you can explore the premises at ease.
The town of Lumut is cacthing up with development as few projects are underway to turn Lumut into one of the most beautiful coastal town in Malaysia.
I made my first visit here in 2001 when it was pretty laid back and really suprised how its changed within two years. Its once shoddy looking jetty now spot a brand new looks with its own waterfront promenade area, shopping and dining areas. The town's square with its clock tower now housed a modern looking handicraft centre and a food court.
Nevertheless, part of the old section of the town remain intact, giving the town its own historocal precint.
The newly opened Tuanku Bainun Bridge is named after the current Raja Permaisuri (Queen) of Perak, Tuanku Bainun Mohd Ali.
The bridge links the Setiawan/Manjung area to Segari and Damar Laut, about 30 minutes drive from Lumut town.
From Damai Laut, you can take a leisurely cruise up the Dinding river for scenic view of Lumut and its surrounding.
The cruise would passing by the Royal Malaysian Navy Base, Lumut Yacht club, Lumut Port and onwards to the Tuanku Bainun bridge and back. If you go for the sunset cruise, you could witness the spectacular sunset view while cruising.
Lumut has a wide array of sea products. Being a fishing town, most sea products here are relatively cheap and fresh.
Lumut Bazaar is near the ferry terminal, actully right opposite it. This is the best place to buy souvenirs from Lumut.
This is the jetty terminal in Lumut Town. From here, you would be able to take the ferry to Pangkor Island. It is also a great place to walk around and relax.