Finally managed to get part one of my trip to Malaysia done. Hope you enjoy. The first leg was in Pulau Pangkor. A fascinating trip through the Malaysian country side, we made our way to Sekinchan, known for their traditional fishing village and gorgeous rice paddy fields. We got to witness the true entrepreneurial spirit alive and well, as the rice paddy farmers and fishermen setup giant structures and reuse existing structures to attract swallows to come and roost so they can harvest their much loved birds nest to sell.
Pulau Pangkor is a small island off of the West Coast of Malaysia, it's main source of income are their fishing and seafod related products. The villagers on the island still have their traditional way of doing things, from making the traditional fishing boats, which we were lucky enough to witness the launching of one, to fishing off the beach in the early morning to bring to the markets.
The entire island has only 1 road, which circles the island. To access the island you would be required to take a plane their of which only one airline Berjaya Air flies to. Or to drive to Lumut on the peninsula of Malaysia and then take a ferry across. Their are no bridges as there exists a policy to limit the number of vehicles on the island, to protect and preserve the wildlife and many rare species of animals.
Part 1: A Pass to Pulau Pangkor
Part 2: A Foodies Dream
Part 3: Walk on the Wild Side
Part 4: Footsteps to a Cultural Awakening