Pangkor Island ( Malay Pelau Pankor , formerly Dinding ), with its tropical beaches, one for the tourism major island. It belongs to the Malaysian state of Perak .The island is located in the Strait of Malacca on the west coast of Malaysia . It is 12 km long and surrounded by 4 km wide, about 22 km ² and several smaller islands, with Pulau Pangor According to the southwest is the largest. The inaccessible mountainous interior is home to the hornbill and some still with jungle covered. The highest peak is Mount Bukit Pangkor with 371 yards. The western part of the island, with bungalow settlements developed for tourism. To the northwest lies the national airport Pangkor Airport Iceland .
The Dutch East India Company was in the south of the island 1680ern an armed Fort ( Kota Belanda ) built it in 1690 but have to leave temporarily to assaults native to the Dutch tin trade in the region to protect against pirate attacks. It was rebuilt in 1743 and housed 600 Dutch soldiers. Five years later, in 1748 they gave it up. On 20 January 1874, signed by Sir Andrew Clarke and Raja Abdullah was the Treaty of Pangkor , the area was part of the Federated Malay States . This agreement had a decisive one in the historical development of Malaysia.
Live on the island over 20,000 Malay, Chinese ind Indian people in several small villages, called Kampung’s. The main town of Kampung Pangkor , with post office , bank and ferry to Lumut fitted on the mainland. The inhabitants are known for their “Fischsatay” ( Ikan Bilis ) from small salted fish that are dried in the sun. The wooden huts of the fishermen in Kampung Sungai Pinang and Kampung Sungai Pinang Kecil Bensar are also built on stilts into the sea and only by wooden planks attached to the mainland.
Tourism is the main source of income for the island. Sights include the Dutch fort, the Kong Fu Ling temple, the temple Pathirakaliaman, the jungle in the interior of the island and several beaches. The most expensive hotel on the island is the 4-star hotel Pangkor Beach Resort in northwest Iceland Teluk Belanga.