Lumut Port is the gateway to Pulau Pangkor, an island reached by ferry from Lumut Port on a quick forty-minute journey. This eight square kilometer island is home to about 25 thousand fishermen and fishing-related businesses. The island’s major industry is tourism. The Dutch built a fort there in the 17th Century, but it was controlled by the British after 1874.
Pangkor Island has a range of accommodations, ranging from luxurious 5-star hotels to low budget lodgings. Europeans prefer Teluk Nipah and Coral Bay on the island’s northwest shores. Famous for its great beaches, Pangkor Island offers shoppers some of the world’s most beautiful seashells and coral treasures.