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Lumut

Lumut, the gateway to Pangkor Island, is situated about 84 km south of Ipoh City, Lumut is well known for its beautiful shell and coral handcrafts. The best time visit this dreamy little haven is between the months of August and November when the Annual Sea Festival "Pesta Laut" is held. There are sea sports competitions, cultural shows and fun and food fairs for everybody both young and old to enjoy. Do check with the Perak Tourist Information Center for the actual date the festival for the year. Linger awhile on the beautiful palm fringed shores of Teluk Batik, located approximately 6km from the town of Lumut. This strecth of beach is a favourite haunt for campers, picnickers and sun worshippers. The sparkling blue sea is enticingly warm and ideal for swimming. Canoeing ia another favourite sport along this stretch of coastal waters.

History
Lumut in Malay Language (Bahasa Malaysia) is mean moss, lichen, or seaweed. Why this town is being called Lumut? This is because in the earlier days, the beach in this town is rich of moss, so the local people called it Lumut. Once a relatively unknown fishing town it has since acquired the proud distiction of being the home base of the Royal Malaysian Navy and the take-off point for the beautiful offshore islands in the bustle of development taking place around it, the town still retains its quite charm.

Lumut

Getting There
There're many ways to reach Lumut, the jump off point for Pangkor. Basically, the most easiest way to reach Lumut is to take bus.The Lumut Bus Station is near to the town centre, a five minute walk to the ferry jetty. Lumut is well connected with other destinations on the peninsula. There are direct buses from KL to Lumut run several times per day. There are daily buses from Butterworth to Lumut. A taxi or coach journey from Kuala Lumpur takes about four hours and from Butterworth (Penang) takes about three hours. Once in Lumut, can catch the ferry to Pangkor Island, a comfortable 45 minutes-long sea voyage. Regular bus and taxi services are available from all major towns to Lumut. For the latest news, the ferry services from Lumut to Medan, Indonesia has been closed recently. So, there is no more ferry to Medan.

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Islands & Beaches
Lumut
Pangkor Island
Teluk Batik
Places of Interest
Bukit Larut (Maxwell Hill)
D R Seenivasagam Park
Darul Ridzuan Museum
Geological Museum
Ipoh Railway Station
Japanese Garden
Kellie's Castle
Kuala Gula Bird Sanctuary
Lata Iskandar Waterfalls
Lata Kinjang
Pasir Salak Historical Complex
Perak Museum
Perak Tong
River Terrapin Breeding Project Bota Kanan
Royal Museum
Sungkai Deer Farm
Tambun Hot Spring
Taiping Lake Gardens
Teluk Intan Leaning Tower
Temenggor Lake
Caves
Gua Tempurung
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