Sunday, 5 June 2016

Pangkor Island

Pangkor Island (locally Pulau Pangkor) is a resort island off the coast of Perak, Malaysia. It has a population of approximately 25,000. Nearby islands include Pangkor Laut Island, Talang Island,Giam Island (Pulau Giam) and Mentagor Island (Pulau Mentagor). The major industries of the island are tourism and fishing.

Historically, Pangkor was a refuge for local fishermen, merchants and pirates. In the 17th century, the Dutch built a fort in an effort to control the Perak tin trade known as the Dutch Fort. In 1874, it was the location of a historical treaty between the British government and a contender for the Perak throne (the Pangkor Treaty), which began the British colonial domination of the Malay Peninsula. The old British name for the Pangkor Island group was the Dindings.
Source: Wikipedia

Thanks to Hernie via Postcard United for the nice card :)
Sent: 4 May 2016   Received: 9 May 2016   Travelled: 5 days

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