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Chinese in Pulau Pangkor

Restoran Pasir Bogak

This is where locals go for a Chinese-style seafood splurge and a beer (we suspect they carry every local brand). The dry chilli chicken, served with a rich, spicy paste and curry leaves – is a Chinese-Indian-Malay …
Ruins in Pulau Pangkor

Kota Belanda

At Teluk Gedong, 1.5km south of Pangkor Town, is the Dutch Fort, built in 1670 and sacked in 1690. The Dutch managed to rebuild the fort in 1743; only five years later they abandoned it for good after local warrior …
International in Pulau Pangkor

Daddy’s Café

If you're looking to sip a pineapple-topped beverage while gazing out at the sea, Daddy's is the ideal spot. This Coral Beach cafe serves a mix of local and international meals from meat-stuffed pitta to succulent s…
Malaysian in Pulau Pangkor

Evening Seafood Stalls

Every night, the strip of road that backs Teluk Nipah plays host to several informal restaurants selling Malay-style dishes. Enjoy your pick of chilli crab, Thai steamed fish and sambal prawns, just some of the seaf…
Museum in Pulau Pangkor

Galeri Pangkor

This single-hall gallery overlooking the jetty is a pleasant break from the sun. The gallery has a small collection of handicrafts and furnishings, including elaborately woven baskets and traditional music instrumen…
Cafe in Pulau Pangkor

Danny & Zharif Corner

Seating at this friendly eatery spills right onto Coral Beach. Tuck into savoury pancakes stuffed with carrot and crab, or a small selection of rice and noodle dishes. Sweet-toothed travellers will prefer the desser…
Malaysian in Pulau Pangkor

Pangkor Kopitiam

Meals at ferry terminals seldom inspire, but this jetty cafe whips up quality Thai and Malay rice dishes (RM4.50) and satisfying laksa (RM5). It’s a well air-conditioned spot with views of the boats crowding the sho…
Temple in Pulau Pangkor

Foo Ling Kong

With its brightly coloured bridges, cartoonish tiger statues and souvenir stands, this inland temple almost has the vibe of a theme park. Donations are encouraged; place them in the tin sentrymen at the entrance.
Malaysian in Pulau Pangkor

Nasi Campur

Service can be gruff but this is a great value stop for Western and Malay-style breakfasts, and cheap, filling lunches. Breakfasts start around 7am to 8am, and lunches from noon – arrive early for the best nosh.
Temple in Pulau Pangkor

Lin Je Kong Temple

On the northern edge of Coral Beach, look out for this small, psychedelic temple, adorned with statues of giant mushrooms, a turtle, a mermaid and, of course, Donald Duck.