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  • Resident hornbill on Pasir Bogak
    Resident hornbill on Pasir Bogak
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  • Resident hornbill on Pasir Bogak
    Resident hornbill on Pasir Bogak
    by Daihappydai
  • Resident hornbill on Pasir Bogak
    Resident hornbill on Pasir Bogak
    by Daihappydai

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    World Jetski Championship in Pulau Pangkor!

    by Daihappydai Written Nov 9, 2012
    The start of a jetski race on Pasir Bogak
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    Fondest memory: One thing I certainly didn't expect to see on Pulau Pangkor was a round of the World Jetski Championships. Over the weekend we stayed on Pulau Pangkor, Pasir Bogak was a hive of activity as Jetski riders from around the world descended on the tiny beach. The locals were enthralled. Races started right on the shoreline so it was 'up close and personal' for the spectators.

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    Flowers - big and bright

    by Daihappydai Written Nov 7, 2012
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    Fondest memory: One of the things I love most about south-east Asia is the color of the flora. The flowers on Pulau Pangkor didn't disappoint. I went for a walk along some of the back streets and was impressed with the care taken by the locals in their front gardens. At the temples, accmmodation sites, in the jungle, big, bright, beautiful flowers aplenty.

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    Learning to swim!

    by Daihappydai Written Nov 5, 2012
    Children learning to swim, Pasir Bogak
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    Fondest memory: I wouldn't say this was my fondest memory of Pulau Pangkor, more an interesting and somewhat amusing memory. I was walking down the beach at Pasir Bogak early on a Saturday morning when suddenly huge numbers of children aged between about 8 and 12 came out onto the beach. They were fully clothed, but proceeded to put on life jackets and enter the water with some adults who it turned out to be were the swimming teachers. Many of the students struggled in the pounding shore breaks and while I appreciate that there is an etiquette involved when on school trips, being fully clothed and dragged down by the weight of wet clothes certainly didn't help the children with their attempts to swim. And some of the ill-fitting life jackets appeared to be more of a hindrance than a help!

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    Resident Hornbills on Pasir Bogak

    by Daihappydai Written Nov 4, 2012
    Resident hornbill on Pasir Bogak
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    Fondest memory: Situated right on the beach, the restaurant at Pagkor Sandy Beach Resort is a great place to relax and you'll often be accompanied by the resident hornbills.
    Two large hornbills make their home in the trees around the resort. They are relatively tame so will walk on the grass and pick up fruit from the ground.

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    Spa Village - the lap pool

    by Audrey118 Written Apr 21, 2004

    Favorite thing: This was a recent addition. Aapparently famous tenor Pavarotti did the official launch!!!

    It is a huge complex, with a very nice lap pool, sitting area almost like Thai style, a healthy food bar and lots of private rooms. The concept is rather unique.

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    Getting there

    by Audrey118 Written Apr 19, 2004

    Favorite thing: It took us 3 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur to the Lumut jetty. We set off early, snacking our breakfast in the car, singing songs with the children.

    There are scheduled hours to ride the resort's taxi ferry from the jetty to Pangkor Laut resort, and we targetted to catch the 12 noon ferry. When we got there, we had about 1/2 hour break, my husband sneaked off to the shop next door and had Indian muslim rice, I loved the pappadam chips!!!, while my nieces waited at the resort's Lumut office.

    Here we were greeted with a cool towel and refreshing hibiscus drink...very similar to Ribena current juice.

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  • Simple things to go by with

    by kissgurami Written Apr 14, 2004
    Taken at the Palm Grove during our breakfast

    Favorite thing: everything is wonderful. the pool, the whirlpool etc

    website : www.pangkorlautresort.com

    try to get package if you intend to go. the food is on the costly. bikini is a must !! no 1 piece !! :p

    the lazing on the beach chair was simply wonderful.. everything is taken care of. it's being at the right place n the right time doing the right thing. everything seems to be blended. Peacocks will show u their splendour in the morning, the service will bowl u over... sigh.. wishing to go back now

    Fondest memory: THE WHOLE PLACE !!

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    Spa Village - shopping

    by Audrey118 Written Apr 23, 2004

    Favorite thing: there is a nice shop within the spa village, you can buy some souvenier, T shirts, blouses, trinklets, aromatheraphy stuff.... some are specilly made for Pangkor Laut

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    Spa Village - Massge Villas

    by Audrey118 Written Apr 23, 2004

    Favorite thing: My husband and I shared the room - for couples. He had a male masseur and I had a lady from Bali, Christina.

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    Spa Village - Japanese Bath

    by Audrey118 Written Apr 22, 2004

    Favorite thing: The next step is the scrub. they give you this longish piece of blue fabric, and you scrub your body with it.

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    Spa Village - next stop Cool Shower n Aroma smell

    by Audrey118 Written Apr 22, 2004

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    Favorite thing: You have to wade through this very very cool water, n then climb the steps, there are little corners with different sweet smelling vapours ... very relaxing.

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    TV die hards

    by Audrey118 Written Apr 19, 2004
    going to the TV lounge

    Favorite thing: For those who definetely cannot live without the tv, there is one lounge near the hill villas...behind the frog pools

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    Lots of Navy Vessles

    by Audrey118 Written Apr 19, 2004

    Favorite thing: You will see lots of large navy vessels...this is their key point here, where we have patrol vessels etc.

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    Lots of Navy Vessles

    by Audrey118 Written Apr 19, 2004

    Favorite thing: You will see lots of large navy vessels...this is their key point here, where we have patrol vessels etc.

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    Inside the ferry taxi

    by Audrey118 Written Apr 19, 2004

    Favorite thing: It takes about an hour to get to the resort from the jetty. It can be a smooth ride, but very very boring...but sometimes it gets a little too choppy.

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