Friday, January 27, 2012

If you love Wild life then Pulau Pangkor is one very cool place to visit

Wildlife found in Malaysia, you never have to go far. Not many people relate to a holiday to Pangkor island in Perak with the opportunity to see wildlife. For most people, Pangkor is synonymous with beaches, beach fun, Carbon IKAN (anchovies), dried fish and seafood restaurants.

Exploring the animal kingdom is generally not on the agenda of the average visitor. If you want to see wildlife you visit Taman Negara or other nature reserves, it is the joint statement. But like other Malaysian islands, Pangkor has its own wildlife, and it is not difficult to explore some of it.


Like almost everywhere in Malaysia, Pangkor has its own population of macaques and are not shy. You can find them almost everywhere on the beach, sit near your window at your hotel, close to the restaurant, you have your dinner waiting for leftovers. They search for food, and if you are not aware they also steal your luggage. So be careful.

A blockbuster of the display of the animal lizard. They are common in Malaysia. The interesting thing about the dragons here is that they regularly swim from Pangkor to the mainland. I've seen them crossing the narrow streets between Pangkor and the mainland. The monitor up to 3 meters long.

The lizard you see is usually the younger and the older and stronger animals in their territory, usually in the plantations and jungle. Do not be surprised to see a lizard on the beach to see. Monitor lizards in Malaysia are usually shy, unlike their cousins ​​on the Indonesian islands of Komodo and Rincon.

Malaysia has a wide selection of snakes. I have a few cobras around Lumut and Sitiawan, but it was always in a very quiet area and late afternoon. Snakes are generally shy and you hardly see them unless villagers have caught one.

Turtles are still found, although the locals, most of them prisoners. You can find many of Fu Lin Kong temple in SPK. There are also some on the mainland. For divers and snorkelers, you lucky enough to see turtles.

North of Pangkor is a tortoise breeding station on a beach where turtles lay their eggs. These eggs are dug up and come out for their return. The station, 35 km north of Pangkor Island is worth visiting.

The station has a number of adult species, which makes the visit even more spectacular. These turtles came to the station or wounded or captured by local and not back into the wild.

In order to Turtle Breeding to take away from Lumut to Taiping. Pass Segari After 3 km take the exit to the left (Sign board "Lumut Power Plant"). Follow this road to the first intersection turn left (first paved road), go to the end. On your right you will find Turtle Breeding Station (no public transport).

Families of wild boar still live in the jungle of Pangkor. Many are so hard that there is little driving. If you want to see them, your best bet is to Vikry Resort Pasir Bogak. The owners are feeding wild boar in the evening.


The symbol of Pangkor's Hornbill Lesser. There are three different characteristic families live on Pangkor. The one living around Nipah Bay, the other near Pasir Bogak and the third lives south of Pasir Bogak. (To get an idea of ​​where we find them, see the map of Pangkor Island Pangkor on the website below).

There is also a Great Hornbill family live in the mountains at Tiger Rock. You must stay at Tiger Rock Resort to the good fortune to see them (evening most likely). The Great Hornbill is imported from further in the Malaysian peninsula.

While the Lesser Hornbills come at Pasir Bogak primary tomorrow, Nipah Bay (and also in Pangkor Town) are more active in the late afternoon. In the morning you will see many smaller hornbills at Sea View Hotel, where the owner feeds them fruits.

You will see (and hear) many of the trees and the beach.

All day long you see eagle. They are more active on the east coast of the island in search of the fish remains of Pangkor fishing industry. Pangkor and specifically only on the mainland at Teluk Rubiah, you can spot dozens of eagles in the early morning hours. One day we saw more than 40 eagles in one place when we were on the way to Teluk Rubiah.

Invertebrates and fishes

A much rarer sight on the sea otter's Pangkor. There is a family lives between Teluk Batik and Teluk Rubiah in an area more difficult to visit. The family occasionally visited Pangkor because they are excellent swimmers. Interestingly, I saw them once in a school holiday in Pasir Bogak.

Sea otters are almost always in the water, but I've seen them relax on the beach too. This beautiful swimmers will surely make your day if you are lucky enough to see them.

You can see turtles when diving near Sembilan island, a group of small island 45 minutes off the coast of Lumut.

White Tip and Black Tip sharks can be found on the north part of Pangkor Laut. These magnificent hunters feed on fish, and you can feed them by hand. The sharks are not dangerous to humans. Back outside the area of ​​Pulau Sembilan, you will find a wide variety of fish, including puffer fish, barracudas, seahorses, angelfish and others.

Mudskipper is common, especially in the eastern part of Pangkor. It is a strange creature that is equipped with air bags to breathe out of water.

On the beaches on the western part of the island, must be careful when you are in the water. You can accidentally (usually at Pasir Bogak, step on a Pinna Incurva, a triangular shellfish that can be a severe cut in your mouth. Shellfish usually only protrudes an inch of sand in the water. The shells may be as large as you hand, or even larger.

Jungle Trekking

There are basically two possible trips to Pangkor. The journey to the north, north of SPK to begin. Take a taxi and ask to be dropped on the jungle trek starting point. The path goes up steeply. Bring good walking shoes, especially if it rains, because there are leeches.

There is little prospect, but there are plenty of orchids, insects, butterflies and other plants to see. The trip takes 1.5 to 2 hours depending on your physical condition.

The other way is probably more interesting. The results of Tiger Rock resort in Pasir Bogak. The trail follows the hills. Many orchids, butterflies and other plants found here. The path is probably more interesting because the jungle "breath" more is more open. This trip takes 1 to 1.5 hours.

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