Pulau Pangkor 101
It was last year i remembered when i first went to Pulau Pangkor.
Outside UTP there are two bus stops where by there are public buses come and fro to Ipoh or to Lumut.
I checked the bus operating time, and i had estimated everything nicely. Bus will depart from Medan Kidd at 8.30am. Then reach in front of my university after one hour. So i was walking outside, and there the bus ride away before me. I waited another one hour to get another public bus to Lumut, the final station.
I thought everything was ruined because i missed the bus and the schedule is late for an hour, turns out that, from my uni to Lumut is not even one and a half hour like people said. Reached Lumut approximately by 11.30am.
We realize we need to find the counter to buy ferry ticket, book our accommodation and transportation when reach Pulau Pangkor, after passing through all the souvenir shops along the way, and there lies the small counter. (Do not ask direction from taxi driver really, ask direction from shop people)
There are a bunch of photos of accommodation that we can choose from the counter, price range differently from the number of beds, the places where we are staying, the condition of the room. It all depends on your choice. You can try to negotiate the price with the counter boss (girls you just need to say tolonglah please la can la with cute cute voice if is a guy agent). Of course you need to pay deposit first for your accommodation and the ferry ticket for back and forth worth RM10.
I am an any-transportation-also-sick person. So sea also a no no for me. But i am lucky because first not many people (is a weekday), secondly not crowded, thirdly weather is brilliant! I thank God for everything really.
Upon reaching there you will be welcomed by a lot of people, for accommodation, for transportation, for taxi, for renting car etcetera. We had to ride a taxi since none of us brought our license here. And guess what, their taxi is a pink van, so if you were to plan your trip, ask as many as like 10 people to join, cheaper in terms of transportation.
The road is very curvey wavey, and i almost vomited (argh) But our accommodation is in Teluk Nipah(more water activities, if Teluk Gedung, more chinese food). We planned our journey by taking the package which is RM30-40 per person(but i will encourage to rent car because is really much more cheaper). But we went to a lot of places.
1. Fu Lin Gong Chinese Temple: Its an ancient Chinese Temple and i was amazed with the building structure, new and bright painting, creative attraction and photo shooting place, and a lot of old tortoises you know.
2. Dutch Fort: Its an old remaining of Dutch Fort, very ancient and old, an old attraction. Even attracted some actors to come and make movie (i saw them acting and lots of big cameras some more!). Attracted by the pattern of the land (i wonder is it a treasure map), the souvenir (er i have this stereotyping thinking which souvenir shop always sell things overpriced-ly)
3. Sunset in Teluk Nipah. Is so so to me because my hometown beach is far more prettier and the sun set is more romantic (btw i am from sabah).
4. Boat Building Place in Pangkor. We can’t really go in. But from the tour people we learn that all the boats are constructed in this factory.
5. Lin Je Kong Chinese Temple. Yea but Fu Lin Kong Temple is more bigger. A lot of cute statue as well.
6. Pangkor town. A lot of seafood snacks can be bought here.
All and all, it was fun and amazing, even if Sabah’s beaches are more romantic and beautiful, but Pulau Pangkor is definitely a yes yes to go place, dating place, adventure place.