Ipoh is the capital of this state of over 2 million people. Other main towns are Kuala Kangsar, the Royal town. Taiping was formerly the state capital but still remain one of the most visited town in this area. Lumut is the gateway to the popular Pangkor Island. The leaning tower of Malaysia is located in Teluk Intan.
Here are the key places of attractions that you may want to explore..
Pulau Pangkor is easily accessible by speedboat from the jetty of Lumut which takes about 30-40 minutes. This island has been developed to accommodate the many tourists that come here especially during the weekends. There are many hotels and resorts that have been established at the west coast of the island. Besides tourism, fishing and dried sea products are the main industry here. If you prefer to stay in Lumut, there are a range of budget to 3 Star accommodation that you can stay.
Teluk Batik is a coastal beach which is about 35 minutes away from the town of Lumut. This beach is popular with the locals especially during the weekends and public holidays . The place was recently refurbished with many stalls and washroom facilities for your convenience. You can swim here and take your shower at the public washrooms which are usually open until 7-8pm.
Teluk Senangin beach is not a well established coastal beach and the facilities here are pale in comparison with Teluk Batik. However, if you are adventures and prefer a more quiet beach, Teluk Senangin is the place to go. You can swim and stay at some of the chalets here. The only 4 Star Swiss Garden and Spa hotel in this area is located within the vicinity.
Teluk RubiahTeluk Rubiah beach is about 30 minutes drive away from Lumut. This beach is located at Teluk Rubiah Beach and Golf Resort and one can drive there for a time of relaxation. This place is good for team building events.
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