Pangkor Island used to be a haven for pirates and hardworking fishermen. The island was an important strategic point for the control of maritime traffic through the Strait of Melaka, as evidenced by the ruins of the Dutch Kota Belanda. Today, this island is the realm of monkeys, hornbills, reptiles, and visitors who come here to enjoy the rural environment combined with beautiful nature. The beaches are not the best in Malaysia, but you will find peace and sun and coral reefs in the turquoise sea around the island. There are the temples of Foo Lin Kong and Lin Je Kong Temple, and the historical site of Batu Bersurat when you decide to explore the island.