Fishing village turned beach getaway
Pangkor Island Travel Blog› entry 90 of 93 › view all entries
Pangkor is one of those places that is a good destination to visit if you are in the area, but overall, does not really compare to the better options available in the country. There is a charm to the island though. Non-residents cannot bring their car to the island, so tourists get around on pink minibuses (which are overpriced, but still reasonable). There are several 'hot spots' (Teluk Nipah, Pasir Bogak, Teluk Ketapang) for tourist activity on the island, and a few 'key attractions' (Batu bersurat, Dutch fort, Fu Lin Gong Temple), but it is all very mellow and quiet. That can be a good thing though, if that's what you are looking for. There are fishing villages around the coast for some good photos, and there are also water sports (parasailing, boating, snorkeling) for visitors looking for more excitement. In certain areas, like Teluk Nipah, the night 'comes alive' with the beach shacks filling up for dinner and hanging out. Shops set up alongside these restaurants sell touristy knick knacks. And despite being littered with rubbish like most others in Malaysia, the beaches look nice and are almost picturesque. In general, Pangkor is a nice, quiet getaway.