Pangkor Island is one of the most wonderful islands in Malaysia. Located in Perak on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia. This island was not very well-known among tourists because it is just a small island but now it is one of the most well-known islands because it has become a duty-free island.
As we all know, there will always be a lot of activities that we can do when it comes to the island. From eating the fresh seafood to island hopping. From leisure to extreme activities. Must be interesting!
Let’s start with the common thing that everyone will try every time they had a vacation in Pangkor Island.
- Island Hopping
Island hopping is the most requested activity by the local and foreign tourist which shows that it is actually the most exciting activity. Most of the chalet and resort will have their own tour guide for the tourist especially for activities that require experienced guide and observation.
This includes playing jet ski, banana boat, snorkeling and scuba diving. You can choose whether to do it separately or you can also find any interesting packages that suit your preference. Since scuba diving can be quite risky at times, make sure to survey the best diving packages Malaysia so you will feel satisfied with their services.
- Feeding Hornbills With Your Own Hands
Have you ever tried bird-feeding? If you haven’t, this is the right time for you to try.
Feeding food to the smallest species of hornbill, the Oriented Pied Hornbills must be in your ‘must do’ list because you won’t get the same experience anywhere else in peninsular Malaysia. Everyday from 5.30pm to 7pm, you will get to experience feeding hornbills at Sunset View Chalet.
Their favourite food is always white bananas and do not feed them bread as it will be harmful for their digestive system.
And if you are lucky, you will get the chance to take photos with the bird!
- Hike Pangkor Hill
If you are into sports and a healthy lifestyle, this activity is for you.
Hiking up the Pangkor Hill will bring you to the highest point of Pangkor Island and you can watch the view from up there. The thick and shady rainforest will make you feel calm all the way up to the peak of the hill.
Start hiking from Bogak Beach and you will reach the summit of the hill in approximately two hours. The highest point of Pangkor Hill is around 1,148 feet (350m).
- Shop Duty Free Chocolate and Fragrance
Since Pangkor Island is a duty free-island, grab this chance to buy chocolates and fragrance as souvenirs for your family and friends. Duty free items are usually exempted from local taxes and duty fees so, the price will be slightly cheaper for the ones that you get anywhere else.
The shop is called Laris Duty Free Pangkor and was officially launched in July 2020. As for chocolates, you will find stacks of Hershey’s Chocolate, Daim and all kinds of Kinder Bueno and will get that with a better price.
Don’t forget to visit all these places when you have arrived at Pangkor Island!