Pulau Pangkor Off The Beaten Path

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    Kampung Teluk Dalam beach
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    Pangkor Town

    by BorneoGrrl Written Jul 16, 2006

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    Pangkor town : I didn't take this picture

    Visitors to Pulau Pangkor often skip the town and head straight for the beaches but I think one of the underrated gems here is Pangkor Town itself. You can still find cafes and shops operating here for decades and in their traditional way

    Take some time to walk through the small town and you can imagine how life was like 20-30 years ago in other parts of Malaysia. You can find small industries dealing with sea products and little chinese coffee shops serving in old style cutlery. You can also find the cheapest things to eat here too so that is a bonus

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    Head to Pangkor Laut

    by cucumbre Updated Nov 17, 2004

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    At Pangkor Laut facing Pasir Bogak beach

    It is quite difficult to visit the renowned Pangkor Laut Island unless you are staying at its resort. One way to reach there is to canoe over from Pasir Bogak beach. We landed on a secluded stretch of beach just over Pasir Bogak. The water was much clearer there, the sand was soft and very fine... and mosquitoes welcomed your visit. So carry some repellent with you. ;)

    Between the 2 islands, it can be a bit strenuous to maneuver the canoe due to the current. But the reward was the beach.

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    North Pangkor Forest Reserve

    by robertgaz Updated Apr 16, 2008

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    Starting point on Teluk Belanga
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    At the northernmost point of Pangkor is a forest reserve where you can sweat your way to the top of Bukit Pangkor Utara.

    The walk takes you through lush tropical jungle to 178m up from the beach way down below.

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    Island roundtrip

    by jenniferchin Written Aug 4, 2003

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    I was lucky. I went around the island on a motorcycle at 3am. Some roads are not really well-lit. Make sure your motorbike has enough petrol. Just cruise along the roads next to the beach and breathe in the fresh air !

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    Kampung Teluk Nibung

    by cucumbre Written Nov 16, 2004
    Kampung Teluk Nibung

    This small kampung is off the main road opposite a cemetery, slightly north of Sungai Pinang Kecil. The families there are friendly and allowed us to explore the area. Catch a glimpse of the kampung life there.

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    Kampung Teluk Dalam

    by robertgaz Written Apr 16, 2008

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    Kampung Teluk Dalam
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    Teluk Dalam is a small fishing kampung only a few hundred metres walk from the Pan Pacific Resort along a village path.

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    Pinang Kecil

    by robertgaz Written Apr 16, 2008

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    Waterfront at Pinang Kecil

    Pinang Kecil is a small fishing kampung about 3km's north of Pangkor Town.

    Here you can observe locals busy with their daily activities. Fishing is still the main industry here.

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    Fishing

    by robertgaz Written Apr 16, 2008

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    Fishing boat

    Fishing still plays a large part in the lives of the people of Pulau Pangkor and you will see many boats with the catch of the day.

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    Not built in a day

    by anoum Written Nov 17, 2007
    Boat building
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    There is a boat building industry near the village of Sungai Pinang Kecil. Each fishing boat costs RM300,000 without furnishings. You can hang around and watch the experts at work without cost.

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    Ship on land

    by anoum Written Nov 17, 2007
    Ship on land

    This is a structure located on the left of the main jettry at Pangkor as you disembark from the ferry.
    It is actually a building that houses a few businesses.

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