28
Apr

Pangkor Island, Malaysia

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Pulau Pangkor (Pangkor Island), translate as the “Beautiful Island”, located on the west coast of the Malaysia Peninsula, half way in the between Penang Island and Kuala Lumpur. It offers palm fringed beaches that reflected those long stretches of sand on the east coast. Unfortunately, the sea on this side of the peninsula is never as clear as it can be on the other coast.

Legend tells that once a Sumatran warrior fell in love with a beautiful princess, and to win her heart he sailed north to distinguish himself in battle. When he failed to return after many months, the princess set out to look for him. She searched high and low and upon reaching Pangkor Island learned the tragic news that he had died in a battle and was buried there. The villagers led her to the grave, whereupon, distraught and heartbroken, she climbed a cliff and flung herself onto the rock below. Pantai Puteri Dewi (Beach of the Beautiful Princess) is named after her. This beautiful legend brings thousands of tourists visit Pangkor Island every year.

Ferries run to several parts of the island all day until early evening. The ferry slides down the Dindings River with mangroves on one side and a huge navy base on the other, out of the kilometer wide channel into the Malacca Straits and the island of Pangkor lies directly ahead. The trip takes about 35 minutes. Here some hotel Pangkor Island Beach Resort is one of the luxury resorts in Pangkor Island. Besides, there are several budget hotels.