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Things to do

1)      Tua Pek Kong Temple (Sitiawan)

Located in Sitiawan and overlooking the Straits of Malacca, Tua Pek Kung Temple is definitely a very unique temple to visit for its specially-constructed gigantic sculptures alone. It showcases some interesting Chinese god sculptures including the God of Mercy (Kuan Yin).

2)      Mangrove Swamp Park (Lumut)

Mangrove Swamp Park or in Malay, Taman Paya Bakau is famously known as the ‘Monkey Park’. Located in Seri Manjung, between Ipoh and Lumut road, approximately 10 minutes travelling from Lumut town. This park was built in May 1994 and was opened to the public in May 1995. In 2005, the park was maintained and transformed. It has a 336-meter long and 6-metre wide track spanning the mangrove swamp.

3)      Lumut Waterfront (Lumut)

Get enchanted with the spectacular view of the Lumut Waterfront. The stunning sunset is something you should not miss. Situated just 12 kilometers from Sitiawan, the waterfront offers a serene yet trendy atmosphere thanks to the recent renovation. Today there are retail stores, cafes and children’s amusement parks in and around the waterfront area.

4)      Lumut Jetty – Cruise to Pangkor Island (Lumut)

It is the take-off point to Pangkor Island. It used to be run down but the terminal has been refurbished with many food and souvenir outlets surrounding it. Ferries run every 30 minutes during peak hours and 45 minutes non-peak with a clear notice of the timetable.

5)    Foo Lin Kong Temple (Pangkor Island)

Interestingly, this temple is decorated with Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and their friends. Giant mushrooms and frogs accompany your walk in this temple. There is the Buddhist shrine and if you cross a little bridge, you could get to Coral Bay for some snorkelling or swim.

6)    Sin Busu Hill (Lumut)

At almost 1,000 feet high, Sin Busu Hill is considered the highest peak in the whole district. The hill is actually located in the neighborhoodLumut. Many travellers prefer hiking on the hill. While climbing past the green foliage, it’s hard to miss the picturesque sights of Sitiawan, the nearby sea, Pangkor Island or even the Lumut Naval Base.

7)    Sitiawan Settlement Museum (Sitiawan)

The Settlement Museum in Sitiawan is located in a 70-year-old grand church parsonage. History and artifacts of the Fuzhou settlers have been preserved nicely in this museum. The museum has been in existence since 2003 and attracts a throng of visitors every day

8)    Pulau Sembilan (Lumut)

Located around 25 km off the coast of Pulau Pangkor. The term of Pulau Sembilan means ‘nine islands’ and is the derivative of the name Similan for the famous islands in Thailand. The islands consist of Pulau Agas, Pulau Payong, Pulau Nipis, Pulau Rumbia, Pulau Lalang, Pulau Saga, Pulau Buluh, Black Rock and White Rock. White Rock is a popular site with its lighthouse & steep walls dropping down to 40 meters. The channels between the islands offer good coral and often big shoals of fish.