Pangkor Island


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General information

Pangkor (Pangkor, Pulau Pangkor) is an island off the west coast of Malaysia, located about 200 kilometers north of Kuala Lumpur and about halfway between the capital and the island Penang, washed by the waters of the Indian Ocean (Strait of Malacca). Pangkor belongs to the state of Perak. The island is located only 2 kilometers from the mainland and is connected to them by a high-speed ferry (Pangkor on the interactive map of Malaysia). There is also a small airport, but currently there are no regular flights to it.

In size, this is a relatively small island with an area of only 8 square kilometers. Its length from North to South is 9 kilometers, and the maximum width is 3 and a half kilometers. But, despite its small size compared to other popular tourist islands of Malaysia, it is no less popular among tourists.

The charm of visiting this island for tourists is the untouched beauty of the wild nature and the life of local residents unspoiled by crowds of tourists. Most of the island is occupied by dense tropical jungles, and only along the shores are scattered small fishing villages with wooden huts.

Going to Pangkor, you will be left alone with yourself, nature and the cleanest and most beautiful beaches along the west coast of Malaysia, as well as be able to get acquainted with the way of life of the local population, which has preserved its identity.

Pangkor Island weather, tourist seasons

Pangkor sunset
Photo: thienzieyung

Pangkor Island is located in the equatorial climate zone and throughout the year it is hot: the temperature at night does not start below 20°C degrees, and during the day it does not fall below 30°C. The air here is very humid, from 70% to 90%. You can go here to rest at any time of the year.

Theoretically, the island has a so-called wet season, which lasts from November to February and when there can be a lot of rain. But in practice, the weather is quite unpredictable, and even at the height of the rainy season for many days from the sky may not fall a drop. At the same time, the unpredictability of the weather does not mean that there are periods of inclement weather or weather disasters. In general, the weather here is quite calm. So you should not refuse to plan a trip to Pangkor because of the Doge season.

Seasons on Pangkor by month, when is the best time to go

Jan Feb March Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov. Dec

* best time to visit;
acceptable time to visit;
not recommended time to visit

Current Pangkor weather and forecast

How to get to Pangkor?

There is a small airport on the island, Pangkor Airport, but unfortunately there are currently no regular flights there. You can only get to the island by air by booking a private flight.

The most inexpensive and convenient way to get to the island is to take a bus to the city of Lumut (Lumut) in Perak (Perak), and then cross by ferry:

Every day, many bus services are made to Lumut from Kuala Lumpur and other cities in Malaysia. Can also be reached by passing bus.

The bus station in Lumut is next to the pier from which ferries leave for the island. Ferries from Lamut to Pangkor run from 7am to 8.30 pm every half hour. So, if you do not catch the last ferry from Lamouth by 20:30 , you will have to spend the night in Lamouth. The ferry journey time is 45 minutes. The fare is RM5.

If you stopped at Penang Island and decided to stop at Pangkor for a while on the way to Kuala Lumpur, then keep in mind that there are no regular buses from Penang Island to Pangkor. You will have to take the ferry from Penang to Butterworth, from there take the bus to Lumut, and from Lumut take the ferry to Pangkor. Bus stations here and there are close to the ferry docks. The bus from Butterworth to Lumut leaves at 9.00, 11.00, 12.45, 14.00 and 15.30 and costs RM19.40 and RM16.30 depending on the company. The stated travel time of the bus is about 2 hours (in fact it comes to 4). Before sending it is better to clarify in advance the schedule of buses already in place.

If you want to drive to Pangkor from Kuala Lumpur, then you again have to go first to Lumut, and then take the ferry to Pangkor. Every day, many buses depart from bus stations in Kuala Lumpur, including Puduraya stations, from where buses depart in this direction every 15 minutes. The bus travel time is about 4 hours. But keep in mind that in no case should you take a bus through the city of Ipoh, otherwise the road will take you 8 hours. Only take a direct flight.

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Hotels In Pangkor. Where to stay?

In general, Pangkor has a sufficient number of inexpensive hotels for budget travelers. There are also several expensive hotels of the highest class. You can stay in a hotel on the island itself, and on the mainland. If you wish, you can even stay in a hotel on a small secluded island Pangkor Laut (Pangkor Laut), located a couple of kilometers from Pangkor.

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Hotels in Pangkor on the map

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