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LUMUT : General Info
 
 

LUMUT TOWN

The quaint town of Lumut boasts not just the biggest naval base in the country, it is gateway to idyllic Pangkor lslanct which is one of Malaysia top island destinations.

 

The 80km drive from lpoh towards Lumut takes you through idyllic countryside, whereby you will pass through rubber and oil palm plantations. quaint villages, small towns, and lots of countryside and greenery. Lumut is a town located by the coast and it is famous for having the largest Naval base in the country apart from being the gateway to the lovely Pangkor Island. With just one main street its not a large town but much effort has been made by the local authorities for the pleasure of visitors, including setting-up a modern-looking and interesting waterfront, and esplanade. Apart from exploring the interesting offerings that Lumut has for its visitors, we also dedded to do a quick tour of Pulau Pangkor by taking a 45-minute ferry ride to the island from the Lumut Jetty, just 10 minutes walk from the hotel. Its RMIO return for the ferry trip.

 

At the Pangkor side, there is ready transport in the form of pink van taxis. For RM40 per person, a driver will take you around the island in two hours and tell you some interesting stories of places there. You could choose to stay at any of the numerous accommodations in the island ranging from international class luxury hotels to budget ones. The island has several lovely beaches, namely Pasir Bogak and Teluk Nipah beaches, interesting and colourful Chinese temples, quaint towns and fishing villages, a brisk seafood snack industry, and a historical site containing an old fort dose as well as a mysterious rock with a story to tell called Batu Bersurat.

 
 

THE LURE OF LUMUT

 

In Lumut, apart from the heavily lighted waterfront and esplanade, its other interesting features include numerous shops selling local souvenirs and dried seafood snacks.

 

What used to be a fishing village, its now a rising tourist town with a harbour and the countrys biggest Naval base, which you will see on the left side when you take the ferry to Pulau Pangkor. Its main street is called Jalan Sultan Idris Shah and here is where most of the town?s groceries, clothe stores, souvenir shops, banks, hotels, and eateries are located while more recently, a new ferry terminal has added more hype to the scene with its brand new souvenir outlets, food stalls, and bazaars. The towns bus terminal and multi-storied car park is located along Jalan Raja Muda Aziz and here, food stalls operate at night offering mostly sumptuous traditional Malay and some Thai cuisine. Around this area, there is a Hotel and Chalet Centre, providing information on places to stay at Lumut and Pangkor. The main mosque called Masjid Al-Adly is also nearby.

 

Although Lumut started as a fishing village, tourism is a fast rising activity here and many residents find themselves increasingly engaged with tourism related activities these days. Lumut may seem like its just the gateway to Pangkor island but if you take the trouble to explore, there are loads of interesting activities awaiting your discovery. In the town itself, the Dataran Putra and Jetty Wing are new and popular attractions, created for the pleasure of locals and tourists seeking for a nice place to relax and enjoy the view of the harbour and beyond. You can start your exploration of Lumut by walking along Dataran Putra from the town centre?s new bazaar. Its a nice walk along a brick-tiled pedestrian walkway that takes you on to a lovely and artistically designed park.

 

This area also offers excellent view of the Dinding river and Manjung Straits The straits is fringed with mangrove forest and its a favourite fishing spot Some visitors come here specially to hire a boat and do fishing. You can also see ships anchored at the river mouth but there are not many of them as this is not a big port and it is still a tranquil place.

 
 

The nice walk will take you towards the Esplanade Wing and on the way, you may want to stop at the sparkling new Tourism Information Centre, another artistically-designed building, facing the harbour and Dinding river. You may get whatever information you need about Lumut and Pangkor from its friendly and helpful staff before proceeding on your leisurely walk. There is also an interestingly designed food court here, serving traditional favourites and popular Western food. On weekends, there are life bands performing at night at the food court and it is quite crowded then.

 

The esplanade has a lovely park called Taman Esplanade, which was opened in 1996 and has beautiful sculptures that are lighted at night Its one of the favourite places for locals and visitors seeking relaxation after the sun sets. Its landscaped gardens are soothing to see and offers the perfect opportunity to wind down.

 

You may carry on walking or may choose to drive along Jalan Titi Panjang, a little further on to the Lumut Waterfront where the the Lumut Iviarina Club with its yachting facilities, are located. Visitors often come to see sleek and luxury yachts of wealthy sailors, anchored here. The Iviarina Wing Food Court opens at night, offering you the chance to enjoy your dinner in the serene ambiance of a lighted park On the opposite site of the road closer to town is an intricately designed Chinese temple that usually attracts many foreign visitors who find the structure to be an interesting photo subject.

 

Those who seek nature and adventure may want to try hiking up the 331m high Bukit Ungka Busu, which is 3km from the bus station close to the Lumut naval base. The heavily forested hill offers excellent sightings of smaller wildlife, including numerous types of birds, especially Hornbills. That apart from fantastic panorama of Lumut, v1anjung Sfraits, and the Straits of Melaka beyond.

 
 

GETTING THERE

 
  • Berjaya Air has five flights a week in both directions between Subang Airport in Kuala Lumpur to the island. 

  • The closest town is Lumut, 7km away on the mainland. From the Lumut jetty, ferries depart regularly to different parts of Pangkor Island. Fares are RM10.00 per person (to and from). 

  • The first ferry from Lumut is at 07:00am, last at 20:30pm. From Pangkor it is at 06:30, and last at 20:30. Departures are at 30-45 minutes intervals, and the trip usually takes about 45 minutes. 

  • The two major ferry stops in Pangkor island is at the SPK Jetty in Sungai Pinang Kecil and the Pangkor Jetty in Pangkor Town, which is the one that visitors should alight at. 

  • There are several ways to get to Lumut if you are driving and not taking the regular bus service from lpoh bus terminal or from the Jalan Duta bus terminal in Kuala Lumpur. 

  • The town is about 8okms from lpoh but you could also get there from Kampar, Tapah, or Bidor - towns that lie along the North South Expressway south of lpoh.

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LUMUT : General Info
PERAK - NORTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA