Pangkor Island, located on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, in the state of Perak, is an idyllic holiday destination for tourists from all over the world. In ancient times, the island was a haven for sailors, merchants and adventurers who traveled the Strait of Malacca. Nowadays, the island is a combination of pristine jungle, clear sea and the comfort of first-class hotels.
Pangkor Island is not large at all – only 12 kilometers long and 4 kilometers wide, but despite this, you can find everything you need for a good rest on it. The sapphire blue color of the ocean and natural fine sand delight beach lovers, as well as all those who want to escape from everyday hustle and bustle to enjoy a truly luxurious and unforgettable feeling of calm and tranquility.
According to Iamaccepted.com, the main attraction of Pangkor are the beaches, the most beautiful of which is Pantai Puteri Devi. This is an amazing beach, called “the beach of the princess in love”. Also, among the lovers of snorkelling, Pasir Bogak beach, where you can admire coral reefs and the Teluk Nepah Park marine reserve, is very polar. It is a lagoon – a quiet sea backwater, surrounded by a wide coral reef. The water in these places is clean and clear. From a boat to a depth of up to eight meters, you can see the colorful coral bottom and the life of marine life. All diving equipment can be rented here on special catamarans anchored close to the shore.
What to see on Pangkor Island
Dutch Fort of Cat Beland
It was built in 1670 in the town of Teluk Gedung and served as a fortress to fight the invaders. The fort was captured and destroyed by the Malay commander Panglima Kulub. In 1973 the monument of antiquity was reconstructed.
Fu Ling Kong Chinese Temple
The temple is located in Sungai Pinang Besar. Here you can admire a small copy of the Great Wall of China.
Pangkor Forest Reserve
In this unspoiled corner of the tropical forest, all the splendor of the exotic flora and fauna of the island is concentrated.
Malaysia is a true paradise for shoppers. You can make purchases in modern shopping malls, bazaars, craft workshops, duty-free shops. In Malaysian stores you can buy everything you need, as well as the most unexpected things that will help you keep the memory of your stay in Malaysia: a rare curiosity that has been lost in an antique shop since colonial times, exclusive expensive clothes, or an intricate little thing made by a local folk craftsman. Goods are brought here from all over the region, and a stable local currency, and a huge selection of things in a variety of large and small stores will help you make a good purchase.
Kuala Lumpur will not disappoint lovers of shopping. Its main shopping complexes are concentrated in the area bounded by Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Ampang and Jalan Tun Razak streets. Most shops in Kuala Lumpur are open from 10.00 to 22.00. All major credit cards are accepted here, as well as travelers checks. In addition, in all large stores there are numerous cafes where you can have a quick and tasty meal, entertainment centers with games halls and cinemas.
To the services of vacationers on the island of Langkawi (duty-free territory) – numerous shops and shopping centers “duty-free”, where you can buy traditional Malaysian souvenirs and local artisans, as well as all sorts of other goods.
Traditional souvenirs that tourists are always happy to buy in Malaysia are various handicrafts.
The main souvenir products protected and controlled by the state are exquisite and high-quality tin products (mugs, glasses, tea sets, ashtrays, vases, figurines, watches, plates). Malay tin is of very high quality, it contains 97% refined rock. Royal Selangor, Penang Pewter and Tumasek Pewter are the main manufacturers of tin products.
Batik is very popular – a multi-color skillfully painted fabric, a pattern on which is applied using melted wax. Gold in Malaysia is sold in the 20th or 24th test. The workmanship is very high, and the products themselves have a beautiful design. When buying gold items, be sure to ask for a receipt that indicates the gold content and weight of the item. In Malaysia, you will find a wide selection of precious stones in exquisite settings, both traditional and modern.