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Feb 5, 2015 - Lumut - 2nd to 5th February

2nd February Ok, car delivered at 10:00 as promised. It's ok. A Proton as per last year and has free GPS which works this time incidentally. Packed the car and set off. Part of the way on toll road but it wasn't very much. Can't remember, sorry. We went through jungle and villages same as, same as. When we were nearly here, we were going over a small bridge over a river. Guy thought he'd seen a crocodile so we went another mile or so and I turned around, parked, and we walked back to the bridge. I'm looking over the nearside which is where...

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Feb 1, 2010 - To the beach

If you're heading down from the mountains and back to the heat, you may as well head for the beach! As we arrive at the ferry port to take us to Pulau Pangkor (Pangkor island) there is a boat disgorging what seems to be hundreds of passengers with massive amounts of luggage. "Are you sure this is the quiet, locals island?" we both asked ourselves without saying anything. Once we disembarked our ferry, our pink mini cab driver drove us to Teluk Nipah, our home for the next few days. "Is there even anyone here?" we both asked ourselves...

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Apr 27, 2007 - Pankor Island

Another bus and ferry ride over land and water and we arrived at the small vacation island of Pankor...we were only there for two nights, where we stayed in the smallest bungalow yet, a little A-Frame Hut with a mattress on the floor...ahh the luxurious life we budget backpackers live! Spent one of our days on the beach with some fellow Canadians, where we swam across the water to a nearby island...the two guys we met had just arrived, straight from the prairies, so we had a good time telling them about the man eating sharks that Pankor...

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Matt and Jen in Asia

Jan 1, 2007 - Pangkor Island

Happy New Year! Like most people, I can't believe 2006 has already come and gone - did it fly by or what? In terms of traveling, it was a banner year for me. My goal was to visit 10 new countries -- and I'm elated to report I visited 11 new ones! In 2006 alone I've been to 22 countries on five continents - how awesome is that? It's mind-boggling when I think about it. Some of them I haven't even written about yet - but I do have a "2006 year in review" video at the bottom of this page, along with a video of this week's destination. It takes...

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Where's Johnny Jet?

May 19, 2006 - To Pulau Pangkor

19 May 06 - To Pulau Pangkor I decided to go to Pulau Pangkor today - an island (Pulau meaning island) which was recommended to me by Leonie, the Dutch girl I briefly met on my first night in Penang. She had loved it so much that she stayed there 6 nights, so I guessed it must be nice. Also, the Rough Guide said it had the best beaches on the West side of Malaysia. Walked to the ferry, which is free going back to the mainland, and straight to the bus station. Several men were asking me where I was going, and when I said Ipoh one of them...

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Feb 8, 2006 - Pangkor (is)

Við erum komin í sólstrandargírinn sem er mjög lár. Hitinn er um og yfir 30° og sólin er fljót að brenna eins og ég komst að raun um í fyrradag þegar ég lá aðeins of lengi á maganum með skjannahvítann hrygginn í móti sól. Rútinan undanfarna daga hefur verið á þann veg að þegar við vöknum sem er um 10 leitið förum við rólega á fætur og löbbum niður til T.J. ar sem við borðum flestar okkar máltíðir. Þar fáum við hafragraut, ommelettu, ferska ávexti ofl. í morgunmat. Síðan slæpumst við um á ströndinni fram yfir hádegi og borðum aftur milli 2...

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Feb 6, 2006 - Pangkor (da)

Pangkor 060206 Nåh, nu har vi da fået et lidt bedre indtryk af vores lille ö, det umiddelbare indtryk, da vi kom i lödags, var ikke særligt positivt. I weekenderne er Pulau Pangkor et meget populært sted at tage hen for malayer, der tager turen helt herop fra KL, så her var overfyldt allevegne, masser af larm, motorcykler og höj musik. Det var sidst på eftermiddagen og tidevandet havde bragt en masse skrald med ind på stranden og vandet var ret grumset - så det var et lidt trist syn. Så de förste par dage her var næsten mere stressende end...

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Feb 4, 2006 - Pangkor (is)

Þriðji febrúar var föstudagur og við fórum í búðarleiðangur. Við tókum monorailið til Chow Kit og löbbuðum síðan til baka eftir Jalan Tunku Abdul Raman alla leið til Little India. Á leiðinni fundum við fata og efnisbúðir og Mette var eins og Egill þegar hann fær að fara inn í leikfangabúð. Í Little India var líka allt fullt af tuskubúðum og efnin lágu í stórum stöflum á gangstéttinni. Mette keypti slatta og við erum farin að hugsa um að kaupa stærri ferðatösku. Það er hægt að fá þær á 1600 kall hérna. Eftir að hafa fengið okkur ís á Burger...

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Dec 2, 2005 - Kuala Lumpur to Pangkor Island

Up super early and taxi to bus station, then on bus to Lumut. Arrived about 4 hours later and caught ferri. Then taxi to hotel. Looks alright. Facing beach, beach not quite as nice as we hoped (guess we've been spoilt). Got a couple of suspicious looking burgers for a hawker stall thingy, a couple of drinks then headed to room for chilling. Starting to feel quite homesick.

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Dec 2, 2005 - Pulau Pangkor

Pulau Pangkor is fantastic. Although the island receives its fair share of week-end tourism the rest of the time you practically have the beaches to yourself. The island is fairly small, approx. 4 by 1 kilometres, but it has all you would expect from a tropical island, including jungle clad hills, beautiful beaches and a climate to match. Other than a few local cars, taxis and the vast fleet of small motorcycles the island is free from traffic. You can tour the complete island in around 2 hours by motorcycle but it's much cheaper to catch...

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Nov 29, 2005 - Malaysia Peninsular - Paula Pangkor

Well, the only thing left to do on Peninsular Malaysia was beaches, and with that in mind we headed to Teluk Nipah on the west coast of Palau Pangkor which is supposedly the nicest beach and where all the backpackers go. The day traveling there was gorgeously sunny but as usual on this trip, whenever we head for a beach it rained all day the next day. Losing patience and with so much more to see we didn't hang around, we left the next morning.

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Oct 25, 2005 - Pulau Pangkor, Malaysia

After some 'serious' jungle trekking and urban hiking in KL it was time once again for a vacation from our vacation. You may be thinking i'm crazy but it is sometimes hard work living life out of a backpack. Un-packing, re-packing, the constant aroma of dirty laundry, never sure if you have enough lou-roll; it ain't easy! Having been nearly two weeks since just chillin' out we decided to head for the white sandy beaches of Pulau Pangkor, an island on the west coast of Malaysia. Since the monsoons are supposedly hitting the east coast now,...

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