Pulau Pangkor – Great Holiday Destination and Animal Kingdom

Pulau Pangkor – Great Holiday Destination and Animal Kingdom

For finding untamed life in Malaysia you never need to go far. Very few individuals relate an occasion to Pangkor island in Perak with a likelihood to see wild creatures. For the vast majority Pangkor is inseparable from sea shores, ocean side tomfoolery, ikan bilis (anchovies), dried endlessly fish eateries.

Investigating the collective of animals is typically not on the program of the typical guests. To see untamed life, you visit Taman Negara or other nature stops; that is the normal assertion. Nonetheless, as other Malaysian islands, Pangkor has its own untamed life and investigating some of it is easy.

Land creatures

Like wherever in Malaysia, Pangkor has its own populace of Macaque monkeys and they are not bashful. You will find them all over the place, at the ocean side, sitting close to your window of your lodging, near the café you have your supper diving course in bali tight for the left finished. They are looking for food and in the event that you don’t know, they take your packs as well. So watch out.

A much seen creature is the screen reptile. They are normal in Malaysia. What is fascinating about the screen reptile here is that they consistently swim from Pangkor to the central area. I have seen them crossing the little in the middle among Pangkor and the central area. The screen reptile can depend on 3 meters in length.

The reptiles you see are typically the more youthful ones as the more seasoned and more grounded creatures have their region for the most part in the domains and wilderness. Expect to see a reptile on the ocean front as well. Screen reptiles in Malaysia are normally timid, in opposition to their cousins on the Indonesian islands Rincon and Komodo.

Malaysia has a wide choice of snakes. I’ve seen a couple of cobras around Lumut and Sitiawan yet it was dependably in exceptionally calm regions and late evenings. Snakes are typically bashful and you scarcely see them except if the residents have gotten one.

Turtles are still to be found albeit local people have gotten the vast majority of them. You track down numerous at the Fu Lin Kong Temple at SPK. There are additionally some on the central area. For the jumpers and swimmers, you may fortunate to see turtles.

North of Pangkor is a Turtle Breeding Station at an ocean side where turtles lay eggs. Those eggs are uncovered and brought forth prior to hindering them. The station, 35 km north of Pangkor island, merits a visit.

The station has a few totally mature animal groups which makes the visit much more fabulous. These turtles came to the station either injured or got by local people and are not impaired in nature.

To arrive at the Turtle Breeding Station take the street from Lumut to Taiping. Pass Segari, after 3 km, take the intersection left (sign board “Lumut power plant”). Follow this street to the main intersection left (first black-top street), go as far as possible. On your right side, you find the Turtle Breeding Station (no open vehicle).

Groups of wild hog actually live in the wilderness of Pangkor. Many are pursued hard to the point that there are not many left. If you have any desire to see them, your smartest choice is the Vikry Beach Resort at Pasir Bogak. The proprietors feed the wild hogs in the nights.


The image of Pangkor is the Lesser Hornbill. There are 3 particular various families living at Pangkor. One is living around Nipah Bay, the second close to Pasir Bogak and the third lives south of Pasir Bogak. (to get a thought where we track down them, see the guide of Pangkor island on the Pangkor site, beneath).

There is likewise a Great Hornbill family living in the slopes close to Tiger Rock. You should remain at Tiger Rock resort to be sufficiently fortunate to see them (nights is the best bet). The Great Hornbill is imported from additional in the Malaysian landmass.

While the Lesser Hornbills come at Pasir Bogak principally in the first part of the day, at Nipah Bay (and furthermore in Pangkor Town) they are more dynamic in the late evenings. In the first part of the day, you will see a lot of Lesser Hornbills at the Sea View inn where the proprietor takes care of them natural products.

You will see (and hear) numerous in the trees and around the ocean.

The entire day you will see bird. They are more dynamic on the east shoreline of the island chasing after the fish extras of the Pangkor fishing industry. Pangkor and particularly on the central area close to Teluk Rubiah, you can detect many falcons in the early morning. At some point, we spotted more than 40 falcons in a single put when we were en route to Teluk Rubiah.

Water creatures and fish

A lot more uncommon sight at Pangkor are ocean otters. There is a family in the middle between Teluk Batik and Teluk Rubiah in a space which is somewhat more diligently to visit. This family occasionally visits Pangkor too as they are fantastic swimmers. Strangely I saw them once in a school occasion at Pasir Bogak.

The ocean otters are quite often in the water yet I have seen them unwinding at the ocean side as well. These glorious swimmers will unquestionably fill your heart with joy assuming you are sufficiently fortunate to see them.

You can see turtles when you go plunging close to Sembilan islands, a gathering of little islands 45 minutes out of the shoreline from Lumut.

White Tip-and Black Tip sharks can be tracked down on the north piece of Pangkor Laut. These grand trackers feed on fish and you can take care of them manually. The sharks are not perilous for people. Outside, again in the space of Pulau Sembilan, you can find a variety of fish including pufferfish, barracudas, seahorses, angelfish and others.

Mudskippers are normal, particularly at the east piece of Pangkor. It’s a peculiar animal, furnished with airbags to have the option to inhale outside the water.

At the sea shores on the west piece of the island you must be cautious when you’re in the water. You may coincidentally (generally at Pasir Bogak, step on a Pinna Incurva, a triangle formed shellfish that can give you a serious cut in your foot. The shellfish typically just sticks a centimeter over the sand in the water. The shells can be pretty much as large as your hand or significantly greater.

Wilderness traveling

There are essentially 2 journeys conceivable at Pangkor. The journey on the northern part can begin north of SPK. Take a taxi and request to be dropped at the jungletrek beginning stage. The way goes steep up. Bring great strolling shoes, particularly when it has been pouring in light of the fact that there are leeches.

There isn’t a lot of perspectives however there are a lot of orchids, bugs, butterflies and different plants to see. The trip requires 1.5 to 2 hours relying upon your state of being.

The subsequent way is presumably seriously intriguing. It leads from Tiger Rock resort to Pasir Bogak. The way follows the slopes. A lot of orchid, other plantlife and butterflies are to be viewed as here. The way is most likely more intriguing in light of the fact that the wilderness “breaths” more, it is more open. This trip requires 1 to 90 minutes.


Pangkor probably won’t have the name as an untamed life heaven yet there’s sufficient to keep you occupied. Absent a lot of exertion you can wind up encompassed with a lot of natural life. Taking into account the little size of Pangkor and how much wilderness to investigate, I would positively not excuse Pangkor.

Peter van der Lans is a Dutchman who experiences these days in Sitiawan Malaysia. Following quite a while of voyaging, he cycled from Holland to Malaysia, remained a months in the Middle East, a year on the Indian Subcontinent and 2 years in China in addition to a year in the UK, he settled himself in Malaysia.

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