In the straits of Malacca at the coast of Western Peninsula is a popular tourist locale, known as the Pangkor Island. It is a home to some beautiful and quiet beaches, some of Malaysia’s authentic fishing villages that very little changed over 50 years, and has some of Malaysia best Seafood restaurants. Pangkor Island is also considered ideal for newly-weds, who are seeking to spend their honeymoon at a serene and beautiful place.
Getting to Pangkor Island from Singapore
Since past one decade the government has made efforts to promote Pangkor as a tourist spot and so that people can easily access this beautiful sleepy Island. By virtue of these efforts, Pangkor Island can now be accessed from any other major city of Malaysia. If you are in Singapore, then you can use the following means of transport to travel from Singapore to Pangkor Island:
• By Air:
From Singapore to Pangkor Island, you can travel by flying into the Subang airport in Ipoh through Firefly, from where you may further rent a car or drive to Lumut. This journey by road from Subang Terminal in Ipoh to Lumut ferry takes about one hour and forty minutes.
• By Ferry:
If you are willing to travel from Singapore to Pangkor Island via ferry, then first you may have to fly to Ipoh or Penang from Singapore. Then from there you will have to take a car to get to the Lumut ferry. This ferry ride from Lumut to Pangkor Island takes a total of forty minutes.
• By Bus:
While the above mentioned means of transport from Singapore to Pangkor Island are not direct, travelling by bus is much easier and recommended mode of travelling for this route. Singapore never fails to attract hordes of tourists because of its entertainment hubs, infrastructure and a variety of merchandise.
Singapore operates two major bus companies that offer the bus service to its passengers who are trying to get to Pangkor Island. Sri Maju and Konsortium are two major express bus companies.
It takes about 8 to 9 hours in total to get from Singapore to Lumut, depending upon the traffic conditions. However, the buses depart at night, usually, so that the lengthy time can be spent sleeping. Hence, it is always a better option to take the buses that depart at 8 or 9 pm from Singapore to Lumut.
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These express buses ensure the utmost comfort of the passengers and they may have stopped by point during the journey so the passengers may refresh themselves or attend to their other basic needs. These stop times are 15-20 minutes in duration. These buses arrive at the only drop off point in Lumut. This Lumut Bas terminal receives all the passenger arriving from Singapore.
Details of the Express Bus Companies:
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The Golden Mile tower is the pickup point of Konsortium. Their buses depart at 9:30 pm and the tickets cost SGD42. You may use this number for any additional queries: +65 6392 3911.
• Sri Maju Express:
Sri Maju express has its pickup point in Golden Mile Complex and its time of departure for Lumut is 9:00pm. The tickets cost SGD36. You may call on this number for additional queries: +65 6294 8228
Now, you can book your tickets, online by logging onto easybook.com. This website portal does not only let you book your tickets, but also shows the entire schedule or the route that has to be followed. Along with much other information that one might require, easybook.com also has some great packages and discounts for its customers.
Thus, for a direct trip to Pangkor Island from Singapore, you can surely opt for a bus service, rather than going for an indirect option. Do plan accordingly, may be for you the best options could be travelling by air or by ferry.