Welcome to Pulau Pangkor

From a swaying hammock on Coral Beach, it’s hard to imagine Pulau Pangkor’s turbulent past. But ‘Beautiful Island’ is a former pirate hideout and bit-player in the battle to control the Selat Melaka (Strait of Melaka). In the 17th century, the Dutch built a fort here in their bid to monopolise the Perak tin trade but they were driven out by a local ruler. In 1874, a contender for the Perak throne sought British... Read More

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