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Top Choice Malaysian in Pulau Pangkor

Nipah Deli

The best dining experience in the Teluk Nipah area, this beachfront restaurant combines generous portions of mostly Malaysian home cooking with views out to sea. It's consistently very good: prawn noodles, DIY steam…
Temple in Pulau Pangkor

Foo Lin Kong

The most attractive temple on Pulau Pangkor is colourful Foo Lin Kong, a landscaped site with flower gardens, dragon-roofed pavillions and a miniature Great Wall of China threading the site. Climb the stairs to over…
International in Pulau Pangkor

Daddy’s Café

Reliable and adored by backpackers, Daddy's feels like a haven by the northernmost edge of Coral Beach. Food service runs throughout the day and it's hot, fresh and well presented: towers of satay skewers, seafood f…
Ruins in Pulau Pangkor

Kota Belanda

The remains of a Dutch fort with a turbulent history are attractively preserved 2km south of Pangkor Town. Built in 1670 to store supplies of Perak's precious tin, it was sacked by Malays in 1690. The Dutch managed …
Food & Drinks in Pulau Pangkor

Hai Seng Hin Fish Factory

As much a curiosity as a shopping opportunity, SPK village's fish factory is emblazoned with a giant octopus and has a picturesque outlook from its small pier. Some visit Pangkor Island purely to stock up on local f…
Malaysian in Pulau Pangkor

Pangkor Kopitiam

Meals at ferry terminals aren't usually memorable, but this jetty cafe whips up decent Thai and Western-style fast food (chicken chop, squid fried rice, laksa, fish 'n' chips) along with more elaborate menus such as…
Historic Site in Pulau Pangkor

Batu Bersurat

Close to the waterfront at Teluk Gedong is this mammoth stone carved with the symbol of the Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie; VOC) and other graffiti, including a faint depiction of a tig…
Chinese in Pulau Pangkor

Restoran Pasir Bogak

Tourists come here for a seafood splurge and beers galore (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 fusion that wo…
Crêpes in Pulau Pangkor

Danny & Zharif Corner

Towards the northern end of Coral Beach, this friendly eatery has seats spilling onto the sand, allowing pancakes with a view. We're not sure the hot dog pancake is a match made in heaven, but other combinations, su…
Temple in Pulau Pangkor

Lin Je Kong Temple

A small, psychedelic, open-air temple, adorned with statues of giant mushrooms, Chinese dragons and – for some reason – cartoon mice, perches above the northern edge of Coral Beach. Popular with photo-snapping famil…