Fishing village turned beach getaway

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Teluk Nipah Beach at Pangkor

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.

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Teluk Nipah Beach at Pangkor
Teluk Nipah Beach at Pangkor
Pangkor Ferry Terminal
Pangkor Ferry Terminal
Pangkor Ferry Terminal
Pangkor Ferry Terminal
Colorful boats at Pangkor
Colorful boats at Pangkor
Pangkor sea dog (can you see it?)
Pangkor sea dog (can you see it?)
Pink public transport in Pangkor
Pink public transport in Pangkor
Teluk Nipah Beach at Pangkor
Teluk Nipah Beach at Pangkor
Teluk Nipah Beach at Pangkor
Teluk Nipah Beach at Pangkor
Teluk Nipah Beach at Pangkor
Teluk Nipah Beach at Pangkor
Teluk Nipah Beach at Pangkor
Teluk Nipah Beach at Pangkor
Karaoke on Teluk Nipah Beach
Karaoke on Teluk Nipah Beach
Coconut juice, anyone?
Coconut juice, anyone?
Teluk Nipah main street at Pangk…
Teluk Nipah "main street" at Pang…
Monkeys playing in Pangkor
Monkeys playing in Pangkor
Hornbills are scattered all around…
Hornbills are scattered all aroun…
Batu Bersurat in Pangkor
Batu Bersurat in Pangkor
Pangkor Island
photo by: forevert2