Pangkor Island

Where is Pangkor Island?

Even Though Pangkor Island situated just off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, the name of the island derives from the Thai ‘Pang Ko’, which means Beautiful Island. Without doubt, It is one of an incredible island in the state of Perak. Perak is the state of the Island and Manjung is the district of this Island. The total population of the island is 25000.The Pangkor Island total area is almost 18 kilometer square and most of the area is composed of mountains, the highest point is at 1216 meters (Pangkor Hill).  The other islands situated to Pangkor island area Pangkor Laut Island, Giam island and Tukun Terindak island.

Best Time to Visit Pangkor Island?

There is absolutely no legitimate best time to visit Pangkor. The island is hot all year round. Only the rainfall happens in the months of November and December. However the sea temperature is optimum for the swimming whole year. In the months of January and February the temperature is almost 28 degrees Celsius in the morning and it rains about 79 percent in these months. In the months of March, April, May, June and July the temperature is too much higher there. From August to September some raining happens. Maximum rainfall occurs in the months of November and December. So, probably the best months to visit this island are the months of January, February, September, October, November and December. In these months rainfall happens and so you can enjoy there.

How to Get Pangkor Island?

  • By Flight

Pangkor island itself has a small airport referred to as Pangkor Airport, This airport is serviced by an individual airline, Berjaya Air, and which operates three flights every week, on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from the Subang (Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah) airport in Kuala Lumpur . Another nearest airport is Sultan Azlan Shah Airport, which is located in  Ipoh city . From Ipoh’s Aman Jaya Bus Station, you are able to have a bus to Lumut. Daily two flights come to here. First one flight is Firefly. Two flights of Firefly come everyday from Singapore. The second one flight is Malindo. Three flights of Malindo move in a week to Johor Bahru.

  • By Bus

We can easily go to Lumut from either Penang or Kuala Lumpur by bus. Each route usually takes three to four hours. We can easily take a bus from Butterworth to Lumut Jetty. This Butterworth train station is located next to the Butterworth ferry terminal. Sri Maju and Transnational are the most important services, but the former is the quick service and the later provides service with more local stops. The fare for these buses is almost 16.50 Ringgit. Buses usually run from 09:00 until 20:30.

  • By Car

We can go to Pangkor island as well as by your own car as well as by the taxi. If you are lucky enough, you can find a sharing taxi. The basic rate for the taxi is 20 Ringgit for going from east to west coast. Sometimes if the driver is dishonest he will charge more fare, but in most of the cases the drivers are honest and friendly. However, if you have your own car it will be too much advantageous to you. You can actually grab a taxi from KLIA, LCCT or Kuala Lumpur City Center to Lumut, yet this will be pretty an expensive taxi ride. Expect to have costs above RM400 for a one-way trip.

  • By Ferry

As soon as you get to Lumut, you can get a ferry which goes after every 30 minutes and it cost is RM10 for a returning journey. The final ferry boat from Lumut departs at approximately 20:30. Ferry shouldn’t take more than 45 minutes to reach the island. There are 3 companies which offer ferry service. Here is one of the company ferry schedule for 2019 

Pangkor Island Ferry 2019 Schedule

Turning up on the island, you can select to get off at either:

  • 1st stop – SPK Jetty at Sungai Pinang Kecil
  • 2nd stop – Pangkor Town Jetty


Things to Do in Pangkor Island

  • Water sports and other activities are too much around this island. Banana boat rides are too much interesting activity on Bogak beach and Nipah beach. Snorkeling can be done on  Pulau Giam. So you can enjoy too much on this island.
  • You can visit Pangkor Town as it contains many restaurants. You can enjoy too many dishes there.
  • You can visit Fu Lin Kung Temple. It is a Taoist temple. It has been built at the foot of Pangkor Island nearby the town of Sungai Besar. You can also visit a Chinese temple which is Lin Ye Kong temple, it is the nearby Teluk Nipah.
  • You can also enjoy a fishing trip through your hotel. However, its price may be high, but it will give you too much entertainment.
  • You can take a boat on rent for the day for going around the island. However, renting a normal speed boat will give you too much fun.

Best Accomodation in Pangkor Island?

  • Pangkor Laut Resort

This is a 5-star hotel resort lies in Negeri Perak. The resort offers accommodation with views of tropical gardens. It has two outdoor swimming pools. The guests can also enjoy a meal there. Free wifi is also available there. The resort offers below  amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Accessible
  • Outdoor pool
  • Airconditioned
  • Laundry service
  • Beach access

Pangkor Laut Resort as already received 4 .5 rating out of 5 with more than 500 positive reviews. Expect to pay $300/night to stay here.

  • Coral Bay resort

If you are traveling to the Pangkor Island on medium budget, you should give a look to Coral Bay resort. Usually it charge around $50/night. It is a 3-star hotel and has sufficient positive reviews. It also has an outdoor swimming pool as well as guests can also enjoy a meal at these restaurants. Each room is fully carpeted and air conditioned.

  • Marina Island Pangkor resort and hotel

It offers you an apartment style rooms. Air conditioning service is also there. You can also enjoy breakfast there. One night stay here will set you back around $60.

Where to Eat in Pangkor Island?

Different restaurants for eating in Pangkor island are

  • Uncle Lim’s kitchen

It is a best a resort. Chinese, seafood, Asian, Malaysian as well as Vegees alcohol.

  • Purnama beach resort

It is also a best resort. People can also enjoy meal there.

  • Warung Manshor

You can enjoy breakfast as well as lunch there. This is also a best resort.

Shopping malls in Johor Bahru

List of shopping malls near Pangkor Island are below: 

  1. Chew Han Tong
  2. Samudea sport
  3. Million Dept store and S’MKT
  4. Choong Soo Har
  5. Sieh Ah Wat
  6. Wrong Siew Na
  7. n Cheong Leeng
  8. Stal books and stationery supplier
  9. Tan Ah Boo
  10.  Zvafa Enterprise 

These all shopping malls are near to Pangkor Island. So you can do shopping there. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which is a Popular Beach of Pangkor Island?

The most famous Pangkor Island  beach is Coral Beach which is absolutely a spectacular point of view where tourists wander off into the magical attractiveness of the sea. Beside Swimming At coral beach, you can do Snorkeling & climbing as well.

  • How do I get from KL to Pangkor Island?

A number of options out  there.  I command you take a look at the previously discussed transportation portion.

  • How long does it take from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh?

Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh distance is approximately 200 KM. From KL to Ipho bus takes between 3 hours 10 minutes and 3 hours 30 minutes.