Pulau Pangkor, Malaysia
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Cave, Temple & Castle
Visit the famous Sam Poh Tong Cave-Temple in Gunung Rapat, a 1¾-hour drive from Lummut. The temple is an impressive work of art with various statues of Buddha set among the natural stalactites and stalagmites. Tortoises are kept in a pond in the inner courtyard—they are a Chinese symbol of longevity. Devotees release tortoises into the pond wishing for luck and longevity, so t...
Rubber Tapping, Mangroves & Turtle Sanctuary
Tin is one of the commodities that helped build Malaysia and made it the financial hub it is today; and Lumut Port was once a very important hub for the shipment of tin ore. In fact, Malaysia was once the largest tin producer in the world before the introduction of aluminum. Today you’ll drive past miles of orderly palm oil and rubber plantations, stopping to visit a rubber estate....
The state of Perak derives its name from the Indonesian word for silver—a slight misnomer because the main metal found here is in fact tin. There are rich deposits of tin in the Kinta Valley and this natural bounty put Perak, and Malaysia, on the map. You are headed to Kuala Sepetang, better known as Port Weld. This is where Malaysia’s first railroad line began. It connected ...