Pangkor Laut; private Island, 2 million year old rainforest, hornbills, fruit bat

| August 10, 2018

Pangkor Laut is a privately-owned island located three miles off the west coast of Malaysia along the Straits of Malacca. Here, one will find no other resorts and only pure luxury all encapsulated on a single private island.
Of the island’s 300 acres, only a fraction has been developed, housing a resort of 140 villas and eight Estates. Wooden buildings blend seamlessly into the forest as if nature had been the architect dictating how walls curve around foliage and roofs would open up to allow trees to continue on their journey.

This unique resort nestles comfortably into its jungle island habitat, offering guests beautifully appointed accommodation. Spa Villas are private bungalows on stilts over the sea offering direct access to the Spa Village. Similar to the Sea Villas, each unit features an oversized bath, large balcony for private sunbathing, and a stunning view of the Straits of Malacca. Standing elegantly on stilts over the sea and linked by wooden walkways, these villas are the signature feature of the island.

Dining at Pangkor Laut is a celebration of the region’s culinary arts. The finest local ingredients are transformed by our chefs into a memorable range of culinary experiences. Situated in Spa Village, Fisherman’s Cove offers a truly unique symphony of Western Grill, fresh seafood and Italian cuisine. The dynamic open show-kitchen, stunning sea view, and state-of-the-art design invite all guests to journey into the exciting world of Asian fusion cuisine. Uncle Lim’s Kitchen is an interestingly designed restaurant built atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the sea. Named after the chef who has been with the resort since its inception, Uncle Lim’s Kitchen specialises in Nyonya and Hockchew Chinesestyle home cooking. All dishes are inspired by the unique products available locally and made to each guest’s individual tastes and requirements.


Pangkor Laut Resort offers many activities for guests. The centrepiece of the resort is Emerald Bay, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world by independent travel consultants. If guests feel more adventurous, they may accompany the resort’s resident naturalist on his daily trek through the two million year old rainforest. The Spa Village Pangkor Laut, located in the south east of the island is a unique retreat that extols the healing cultures of the region. The abundance of Malay, Chinese, Indian and Thai practices makes this the ideal setting for complete rejuvenation. Learn the art of South East Asian cooking under the careful guidance of the resort’s skilled chefs in the Chef’s Kitchen Experience programme which includes an excursion to the morning markets of Pangkor
Island as well as a cooking lesson followed by lunch. Guests may also choose to sail away on a chartered luxury yacht and indulge in a fine afternoon on a secluded pristine beach.

At Pangkor Laut Resort, a combination of luxury, natural beauty and age-old wilderness are woven together to produce an environment where peace and magically memorable moments are the currency.

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About the Author:

Current: Editor of, Managing Director at dp-Studio Co. Ltd. Past: Lecturer, Instructor at School of Architecture King Mongkut University of Technology, Architect at RNL Architect, Architect at Roth Sheppard Architects Education: School of Architecture Chulalongkorn University Bangkok Thailand (B.Arch) School of Architecture University of Arizona USA - School of Architecture University of Colorado, Denver USA (M. Arch)

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