The west coast of Pangkor is famous for its beaches, resorts and hotels for tourist accommodations. The popular beaches there include Pasir Bogak, Teluk Nipah and Coral Beach. The east coast of Pangkor is where all the local residents live, and where many of them work in the local foods and fisheries activities, including the dry fish factory, boat workshops, and fish farm.
There are no bridges connecting the island to the mainland because a policy exists to control the number of vehicles on the island to prevent road congestion. However, there is a jetty that has ferry operator services which connects the island with the mainland. The ferries depart from Lumut to Pangkor Island.
The attractions on the island include the Fu Ling Kong temple, the Sri Pathirakaliamman temple in Sungai Pinang Besar village; Batu Bersurat, Tiger Rock, the Dutch Fort (Kota Belanda), the tombs in Kampung Teluk Gedung and Tortoise Hill.
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The ferry operates
Daily: 7.00 a.m to 8.30 p.m
Adult: RM 10.00
Children: RM 5.00
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Days in Pangkor are as wonderful as paradise, nights in Pangkor are as sweet as honey. I miss Pangkor, where I had the opportunity to enjoy the magnificence of nature. Remaining in my mind is the feeling when I first stepped on the wharf and the surprise of finding a green Malaysia.
The waterfall at Sungai Bil s a famous picnic area for locals and visitors for a weekend getaway. The pristine river and tranquil atmosphere had drawn in visitors to have picnics and to bathe in this river.The fall is equipped with facilities like public hall, car park and rest houses.
Tempurung Cave is a limestone cave that is located in Gopeng, Perak. It is popular among cave enthusiasts. The length is more than 3 km long and it is the largest cave in Peninsula Malaysia. Part of the cave has been developed as a show cave equipped with electric lighting and walkways. There are several range of routes with various lengths and difficulty.
For fear of further decline in Terrapin population, the Department of Wildlife and National Parks established Bota Kanan Terappin Conservation Center. The reserve is located at the Perak riverfront.