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jln2 pangkor - part 2

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Gateway to Pangkor Island

Lumut, the gateway to Pangkor Island, is situated about 84 km south of Ipoh City, Lumut is well known for its beautiful shell and coral handcrafts. The best time visit this dreamy little haven is between the months of August and November when the Annual Sea Festival "Pesta Laut" is held. There are sea sports competitions, cultural shows and fun and food fairs for everybody both young and old to enjoy. Do check with the Perak Tourist Information Center for the actual date the festival for the year. Linger awhile on the beautiful palm fringed shores of Teluk Batik, located approximately 6km from the town of Lumut. This strecth of beach is a favourite haunt for campers, picnickers and sun worshippers. The sparkling blue sea is enticingly warm and ideal for swimming. Canoeing ia another favourite sport along this stretch of coastal waters.


Lumut in Malay Language (Bahasa Malaysia) is mean moss, lichen, or seaweed. Why this town is being called Lumut? This is because in the earlier days, the beach in this town is rich of moss, so the local people called it Lumut. Once a relatively unknown fishing town it has since acquired the proud distiction of being the home base of the Royal Malaysian Navy and the take-off point for the beautiful offshore islands in the bustle of development taking place around it, the town still retains its quite charm

How To Get There

There're many ways to reach Lumut, the jump off point for Pangkor. Basically, the most easiest way to reach Lumut is to take bus.The Lumut Bus Station is near to the town centre, a five minute walk to the ferry jetty. Lumut is well connected with other destinations on the peninsula. There are direct buses from KL to Lumut run several times per day. There are daily buses from Butterworth to Lumut. A taxi or coach journey from Kuala Lumpur takes about four hours and from Butterworth (Penang) takes about three hours. Once in Lumut, can catch the ferry to Pangkor Island, a comfortable 45 minutes-long sea voyage. Regular bus and taxi services are available from all major towns to Lumut. For the latest news, the ferry services from Lumut to Medan, Indonesia has been closed recently. So, there is no more ferry to Medan

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Pulau Pangkor

The best part about this popular Island destination is the range of accomodation. You could choose from an A type hut on the beach to the luxurious and exclusive Pangkor Laut Resort. Whichever you may choose, sandy beaches, clear waters and refreshing breezes await all visitors to this well-known resort.
Just 90km south-west of Ipoh, this fun island getaway is laden with modern facilities and water sports activities. The eastern shores are peppered with fishing villages and many visitors come to buy their year's supply of "keropok" ( fish or prawn crackers) here.

If you want a change from watersports, hire a bike and go round the island. The road is hilly at some parts, but you will be able to explore places like the old Dutch Fort, located in Teluk Gedong or the Batu Bersurat ("Inscribed Stone") close by.


How to get there

Access Pangkor Island by sea or air. Take a ferry from the Lumut Ferry Terminal. The boat trip should take 40 minutes. If you are flying, the airport is located at Teluk Dalam.


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