Pangkor’s Best Kept Secret… Top 3 Local Food!

What better way to get to know a place and its culture than through its food? Pulau Pangkor is filled with abundance of food, and while it is more accustomed to be related to seafood offerings by many, there are those which are known only by the locals. We at Pangkor Coral Bay are ready to share the secret list, of what lies behind the grilled fishes and anchovies!


1. Roti Goyang
One of Malaysian’s best, the Roti Canai is made better through this ingenious face lift. Imagine a sunny side up fused with a crisp yet fluffy Roti, that is what you’ll get when you order a plate of Roti Goyang at a small restaurant located right in front of Dutch Fort. The word ‘goyang’ is Malay for ‘wobble’ which is due to the still runny consistency of the egg yolk during the cooking process.


2. Laksa Goreng
Laksa is one of Malaysia’s most common food, served up with many mix variety of noodles, gravy and condiments. What makes this dish special, is the unique way of cooking foreign to laksas everywhere… frying! The process not only enhances the flavour, but creates a whole new dimension of texture from the frying process.


3. Mee Udang
Another common dish to be found throughout the land of Malaysia, the Mee Udang to be found in Pangkor is made better through the fresh, juicy prawns served up along side the spicy but sweet gravy, silky soft noodles, and a variety of condiments that compliments the overall taste of the dish.

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Introduction to Pulau Pangkor

Pulau Pangkor, Perak is located on the west coast of the Malaysian Peninsular. The word ‘Pangkor’ when directly translated means beautiful, while ‘Pulau’ is a local word for Island, thus the name of the island itself means Beautiful Island.

Pulau Pangkor has a land area of 18 kilometers and has a population of approximately 25000. The forest of Pangkor also houses many variety of wildlife which includes several reptiles, apes, and the iconic Hornbill.

The history of Pangkor Island goes back to the 17th century, where it is originally a refuge for local fishermen, merchants, and pirates. The Dutch also left their mark in history by building the Dutch Fort in an attempt to control the tin trading around the area of Perak. The building still exist to date, and is now one of many historical attractions available on the island.

Pangkor is surrounded by many beautiful beaches such as Pasir Bogak and Teluk Nipah. Those looking for an amazing snorkeling experience may head to the nearby Giam Island, where many underwater creatures and wildlife lies. Other attractions include Batu Bersurat, Fu Lin Kong Temple, Dutch Fort, and Tortoise Hill just to name a few.

Access to the island is made available through water and air transportation. Visitors may depart by ferries through either the Lumut Jetty, or the Marina Island Jetty. If air travel is preferred, visitors may take the flight in-bound to Pangkor Airport which is located on the north side of the island.

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Talk like the locals!

We at Pangkor Coral Bay would like to ensure that our guest’s are enjoying their time here at the wonderful Pangkor Island. One of many ways to truly enjoy a foreign destination is by enveloping in the local culture and language. Listed down below are some examples of phrases in the native language of Malaysia, Bahasa Malaysia that you can try when interacting with the locals.

English Bahasa Malaysia
Thank you Terima Kasih
Good Morning Selamat Pagi
Good Afternoon Selamat Tengah Hari
Good Evening Selamat Petang
Goodbye Selamat Tinggal
How are you? Apa Khabar?
I Am Fine Khabar Baik
How Much? Berapa?
What Is This? Apakah Ini?
I Do Not Understand Saya Tidak Faham
Where Is This? Dimanakah Ini?

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Pantai Pasir Bogak

Pulau Pangkor is surrounded by beautiful beaches for those looking to enjoy their time with the sun, sea, and sand. One example of those wonderful beaches would be the Pasir Bogak Beach. Located only 200 meters away from Pangkor Coral Bay Resort, our guests are spoiled with easy access to the perfect relaxing spot.

Other than dipping into the cooling waters of the sea, visitors may also indulge themselves with one of many watersports activities available throughout the premis of the beach. From jet-skis, to kayaks, and even banana boats, there are many activities that are familiy friendly yet adventurous enough for those outgoing travelers.

Late in the afternoon, as the sun slowly descend, Pasir Bogak Beach is the perfect venue to view the amazing Pangkor Island Sunset.

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Pangkor Island’s Dutch Fort

Pulau Pangkor, Perak is an island filled with various history that helped create what it is today. One of the most significant landmark left that withstood the effect of time is Dutch Fort.

The land is famous for it’s tin trading, thus the attempt by the Dutch to control the trading activities is made. Thus the remnant of an outpost of the Dutch, built in 1670 for storage and protection of tin supplies from mainland Perak. As time passed by, the Malays, being discontent with the Dutch’s method of obtaining the tins and minerals, destroyed the building in 1690. It was later rebuilt and reinforced with troops and soldiers up till 1740, where the force disbanded and the fort is left abandoned.

Under the Antiquities Act 1976, the fort was reconstructed by Malaysia’s museum department in 1973 and was gazetted as an ancient monument and ancient site. It is now surrounded by a park and a other tourist friendly facilities to accommodate those interested to indulge themselves with the history of the fort.

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