Located in the midst of Malacca Straits, Pangkor is a small island off the coast of Perak, Malaysia. Once a favourite refuge of fishermen, sailors, merchants and pirates, its location played an important role in the Straits maritime trading. The Dutch, who controlled Malacca, built a fort on the island in their attempt to monopolise and protect their tin trade in Perak. Although Pangkor is less well-known than other West coast islands such as Penang or Langkawi, the small island is an attractive and quiet resort destination. Popular beaches include Teluk Nipah and Pasir Bogak. There is also recreational snorkeling on nearby Giam Island.
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|Currency||Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)|
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