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Pangkor Island, Pulau Pangkor

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Pangkor Island is a resort island in Manjung District, Perak, Malaysia. It has a population of approximately 25,000. Nearby islands include Pangkor Laut Island, Talang Island, Giam Island and Mentagor Island . The major industries of the island are tourism and fishing.
Pangkor Island has a land area of 18km2 and is from Peninsular Malaysia. The interior of the island is forested and is home to 65 reptile species, 17 amphibian species, and 82 total herpetofaunal species.
Historically, Pangkor was a refuge for local fishermen, merchants and pirates. In the 17th century, the Dutch built a fort in an effort to control the Perak tin trade known as the Dutch Fort. In 1874, it was the location of a historical treaty between the British government and a contender for the Perak throne (the Pangkor Treaty), which began the British colonial domination of the Malay Peninsula. The old British name for the Pangkor Island group was the Dindings.
In 2003, Marina Island (a man-made island) was developed by the Marina Island Group of companies and began operation in 2010, with private investment of RM250 million by 2013. The integrated mixed development resort island consists of waterfront residential properties, a new jetty called Marina Island Jetty, a private commercial marina called Pangkor Marina Malaysia, service apartments, hotels and shop offices.
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  • The island itself is rather dull. The beaches are mostly strewn with rubbish and a lot of the area is unkempt. Several of the “tourist attractions” are small and easily missed. The majority of the... 
    The island itself is rather dull. The beaches are mostly strewn with rubbish and a lot of the area is unkempt. Several of the “tourist attractions” are small and easily missed. The majority of the...  more »
  • Pangkor is a great place to relax and unwind. It has beautiful sandy beaches and you can take interesting boat trips round the coast. There are excellent seafood restaurants, for example in Teluk... 
    Pangkor is a great place to relax and unwind. It has beautiful sandy beaches and you can take interesting boat trips round the coast. There are excellent seafood restaurants, for example in Teluk...  more »
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  • Very nice place to hang around with family & friends.....
  • my beautiful hometown❤️❤️

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