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Background, Economy & History of Lumut and Pulau Pangkor, Manjung District


 

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Pangkor come into the fore when the Pangkor treaty was signed between the Malays and the British in 1874,  It Marked the first British intervention into the Malay Peninsular except for Malacca which led to the Perak War in 1875.

It was also the beginning of British rule in the Malay States.  The table on which the Pangkor Treaty was signed is still on display at the National Museum in Kuala Lumpur.

The Dutch trade in tin with Perak in 1680 led to the construction of the Dutch Fort at Teluk Gedung,  Pangkor.

Traditionally Pangkor islands which is located about 7 kilomatres west of Lumut,  comprises a number of fishing villages.  Now, even though the fisherman are still there,  Pangkor island has changed dramatically into a world class tourist destination.

Lumut's history is intertwined with the history of Manjung,  an ancient Malay Kingdom at times rival to Bruas and Gangga Negara.  Later it saw some commercial activities enhanced by colonial adventurers and later still increased trade in tin.

Lumut Town is located approximately 80 kilometers to the south-west of  Ipoh and about 200 kilometres to the north-west of Kuala Lumpur.

Lumut now is a bustling seaside resort town whose importance is fully enhanced by the Royal Malaysia Navy complex situated nearby.  It is fast becoming one of the most important tourist centers in Malaysia.


Lumut's jetty

 

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