Looking for a beautiful island in Malaysia that will give you a local experience?
Located off the west coast of Malaysia in the state of Perak, Pangkor Island often sits in the shadow of other more developed islands like Penang and Langkawi which are located nearby. However, Pangkor Island offers its own unique experience for visitors. It’s a great place to take a relaxing getaway with fabulous beaches.
It’s a smaller island with a population of around 20,000 people which can only be accessed by ferry. This gives the island a feeling of isolation and community.
But despite this relative isolation, I found Pangkor to be surprisingly lively with a local feeling missing on most Malaysian islands I have visited. This is where people live and work and not just come to lie on a beach (although the latter is very easy to do!). I really loved this local feel.
Many people visit for the hornbills and stunning beaches, but there are more things you can add to your itinerary.
In this episode, I discuss why you should visit Pangkor Island, what to do when you’re there and where to stay. There’s not all that much information about Pangkor Island out there, and I am excited to share my experiences with you.
By the end of this episode, you’ll be all set for a visit to Pangkor Island.
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Here’s an overview of what we talked about today:
- An overview of Pangkor Island
- When to visit Pangkor Island
- Why you should visit Pangkor Island
- How to get there
- What to do on Pangkor Island
- Where to stay for a great visit
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Links Mentioned In This Episode
- Pangkor Island Travel Guide
- Things To Do In Pangkor Island
- Best Hotels In Pangkor Island
- Pangkor Laut Resort Review
- How to get to Pangkor Island
- How to get from Kuala Lumpur to Pangkor Island
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Next episode, I am talking all about food and eating in Malaysia. This is perhaps my favourite topic as the food is simply amazing. I have a local joining me to get the nitty gritty on everything, so make sure you listen! I look forward to talking to you then.