Pulau Pangkor Things to Do

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    Pamper yourself in the Spa!

    by tere1 Updated Aug 22, 2006

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    The Spa Village at Pangkor Laut is the most amazing Spa I have ever seen. It was already considered one of the best in the world! It has a beautiful pool and many massage villas.

    There are plenty of different treatements and massages to choose from. The masseuses are very experienced and their products are high quality. You have to book the treatement of your choice in advance.

    Whateverever massage or treatement you choose you will have to be there 45 minutes before because they have a ritual before it. A japanese bath, a foot massage, etc. It's an amazing experience and you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated for sure! It's a bit on the expensive side but worth every cent! Oh, and you will get a nice sarong!

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    Relax in beautiful Emerald Bay!

    by tere1 Written Jul 24, 2006

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    Emerald Bay is the beach postcard of Pangkor Laut. It's a beautiful beach , surrounded by trees . The water is emerald coloured, that's why its name and warm. Delightful! You have to go there by shuttle, unless you are willing to take a long hot walk!

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    Jungle trekking

    by tere1 Written Jul 24, 2006

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    Pangkor Laut Resort is located in a rainforest and they arrange trekking trough the forest with the resident naturalist, Mr. Yip. He will take you and guide you, explaining you about the wildlfe, plants and different trees. You will have the chance to see monkeys, monitor lizards and lots of different birds. This trekking is free.

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    water sport

    by MASRYNA Written Jul 17, 2006

    Lots of things can be done in Pangkor Island. Teluk Nipah offering a lot of water sport and pack with tourist on weekend and school holidays.
    Snorkeling trip is a must in Pangkor, the boat ride will take you to Batu Buaya@crocodile stone. At evening, u can try other activities like canoe, banana boat or water ski.

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    Teluk Nipah

    by BorneoGrrl Updated Jul 16, 2006

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    Pulau Giam from Teluk Nipah

    Teluk Nipah or Nipah Bay is the biggest, if not the busiest beach on Pulau Pangkor. Off Nipah Bay is Pulau Giam and Coral Bay, where visitors can snorkel and enjoy the coral outcrops in the shallow waters. There will be lots of tour operators nearby who offer these trips for a bit of money.

    Souvenir shops and budget hotels line the street along the beach so this is a good place for backpackers to stay and explore the island for a few days

    Somehow, I don't agree with people stomping all over the coral outcrops because corals are sensitive and easily destroyed

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    Snorkelling

    by BorneoGrrl Written Jul 16, 2006

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    Pulau Giam

    Pulau Pangkor has several areas for you to spend time enjoying the marine life. You can go snorkelliing at the popular Coral Beach at Coral Bay and next to Pulau Giam. Tour operators at Teluk Nipah can bring you there and provide you with the necessary equipment to enjoy your trip

    Please try not to step on the corals otherwise they will die

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    Mini Great Wall of China

    by BorneoGrrl Written Jul 15, 2006

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    Mini Great Wall of China

    The mini Great Wall of China is situated on the side of a hill beside the Foo Ling Kong Temple. It's actually a short wall built to resemble the one in China. The wall starts close to the temple and snakes around the building and over the side of hill. It can get quite tiring having to chase the walls but it's fun for the kids

    Admission is free

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    Foo Ling Kong Temple (of Pulau Pangkor)

    by BorneoGrrl Written Jul 15, 2006

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    Foo Ling Kong Temple

    This is a popular tourist destination, even for those who don't come to worship here. You can find numerous rock paintings, a garden and the Little Great Wall of China.

    Admission is free but if you wish to contribute something, please do so

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    Batu Bersurat or Sacred Rock

    by BorneoGrrl Updated Jul 15, 2006

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    Sacred Rock

    Just a stone's throw away from the Dutch Fort lies a huge boulder the locals refer to as "Batu Bersurat" or the Sacred Rock or which literally means "the stone of inscriptions".

    On the rock is an etching of a tiger carrying a child, two round-shaped leaves along with the letters,'if carlo 1743' and 'voc,' an acronym for the dutch east india company and two round-shaped leaves. The child is believed to be the son of a Dutch dignitary who was supposedly attacked & killed by a tiger while playing near the rock.

    Again, the admission is free and somehow I think because of that, some insensitive people decided to etch their own "legacy" on it

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    Dutch Fort

    by BorneoGrrl Written Jul 15, 2006

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    Dutch Fort

    The Dutch colonised Malaya for over a hundred years and the Dutch Fort is one strongholds constructed but now only the foundation is left behind. Originally built in 1670, it was abandoned after it was attacked by a local warrior. The National Museum has initiated a reconstruction project on the fort to preserve history and of course, to attract visitors

    This landmark is located in Teluk Gudang and is easily accessible by motorcycle or local van. A tourist shop is the latest addition to this ancient fort. You can get the usual Pangkor Island souvenirs e.g key chains, t-shirts & sea products

    The good thing about it is that the admission is free!!

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    Land Tour

    by Azri_Azmi Written Jul 10, 2006

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    Once you are here in Pangkor, some may suggested you to do a Land Tour trip. As for me and my team, this trip is an average trip/activity. Not many places being bundle in this trip. By doing this activity you will be brought to a Local Sea Product Factory, Chinesse Temple, Dutch Monument and Batu Bersurat (ancient words on a rock).

    Overall the Land Tour Package cshould add more places to visit and those existing places also can be improved by making 'em more lively.

    My comments for these places :-
    1) Local Sea Product Factory = More like shopping in a local sea product warehouse.
    2) Chinesse Temple = Mini Great Walls of China available. The Organization should keep the pond clean at all time.
    3) Dutch Monument = Unique monument, good to snap few pictures
    4) Batu Bersurat = Historical item & unique.

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    Go Round The Island

    by gnh Written Sep 18, 2005

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    Room Over The Water

    Rent a bike and go round the island.

    Motorbike rental is very cheap. The friendly guy at the Pangkor Jetty will offer his motorbike to you at RM 10 per hour. Negotiate and it might come down to RM 5 per hour ........... imagine, the whole island is only 15 km by bike, and you can finish it in 20 minutes. Take time to stop and stare, and you shouldn't take more than 2 hr with photo taking etc........ though if you stop to swim you should add that time on.

    A 6 hr trip will show you every nook and corner of Pangkor.

    However slow you take it, a whole day is more than what I know what to do there, unless you have your darling with you ................ then, time is never enough ............

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    Do the spa

    by Restless-in-kl Written Sep 7, 2005

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    Hot bath

    These spa treatments will send you into a state of absolute bliss.

    TRADITIONAL SPA EXPERIENCE Half day MYR 650*

    Choose from 4 different Half-day Packages, each encapsulating the therapies and treatments of the individual ethnic
    healing traditions found in the region. This is an excellent introduction to the various therapeutic arts, while each menu is
    designed to refresh, renew and rejuvenate. A Spa Village gift is presented with each package.

    Ayurvedic Day
    Yoga Class (50 minutes)
    Ayurvedic Consultation
    Bath House Experience (45 minutes)
    Siro lepam - Ayurvedic Hair Care (25 minutes)
    Mukha lepam - Ayurvedic Facial (25 minutes)
    Abhyanga - Ayurvedic Massage (50 minutes)

    Chinese Day
    Bath House Experience (45 minutes)
    Jin Pao Shou Jiao - Herbal Hand & Foot Soak (25 minutes)
    OR
    Gu Fang Xun Shen - Ancient Body Smoking (25 minutes)
    Tui Na An Mo - Massage (50 minutes)
    OR
    Chinese Herbal Wrap (50 minutes)
    Mian Bu Hu Liao - Chinese Herbal Facial (50 minutes)

    Malay Day
    Bath House Experience (45 minutes)
    Coconut Crème Hair Treatment (25 minutes)
    Lapis-Lapis - Malay Herbal Wrap (50 minutes)
    OR
    Cucumber Wrap (50 minutes)
    Campur-Campur - Signature Body Treatment (105 minutes)

    Western Day
    Bath House Experience (45 minutes)
    Moor Mud Body Wrap (50 minutes)
    OR
    Aroma Massage or Swedish Massage (50 minutes)
    Gentle Cleansing Facial (50 minutes)
    Standard Manicure (45 minutes)

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    Visit Teluk Batik at Lumut

    by Wild_Orchid Updated Jun 27, 2005

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    Teluk Batik

    The public beach of Teluk Batik, Lumut is not far from the jetty to Pangkor. If you have a car you can drive here to take a look. This beach on the mainland of Lumut is popular with locals day-trippers who don't wish to take a ferry to the island of Pangkor.

    There is a large car park and stalls set up selling food & drinks, beach-accessories for kids & cheap cotton t-shirts (from RM5 each = US$1.25). They also sell those "fishy" sweetish tid-bits that we all enjoy so much!

    Do bring along your own mat so you can take a snooze under the trees, or you could also rent a deck chair. There are also black rubber-tubes are also available for rental here and I saw many local kids playing on them.

    If you didn't bring along a swim suit, don't despair! The local muslim women swim in their track pants and t-shirts while the guys wear shorts and t-shirts.

    There is also a public toilet to have a bath afterwards. However, it is best if you do have a towel and your own soap! (or buy it cheaply at the stalls)

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    Teluk Nipah Beach

    by Designerartgirl Written Mar 4, 2005

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    Teluk Nipah

    Teluk Nipah is although a narrow beach is clean and quiet, perfect for those looking for a holiday without all the fuss that comes with lots of tourists.

    Pulau Pangkor is predominantly a holiday destination for local malaysians due to the proximity of langkawi and penang, which means that for a romantic holiday or a quiet few days its pefect.

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