Lumut is a coastal town in Manjung District, Perak and situated about 84 kilometres from Ipoh and 12 kilometres from the town of Sitiawan. Lumut in Malay means moss, lichen, or seaweed. In its early days, the beach was said to be rich in moss, so the local people called it Lumut. This once fishing town has since become the home base of the Royal Malaysian Navy and the site of the biggest naval shipbuilder in Malaysia, Boustead Naval Shipyard. Lumut, formerly known as "Tanah Merah" was opened by a king of the king of Selangor named King Engku Busu in the 17th century. After several years of opening Lumut, the king and his followers were attacked by pirates. Thus, Tanah Merah was left uninhabited. The population in Lumut is around 31,880 and they can communicate in both Malay and English. Lumut jetty is the staging-off point to offshore islands, including Pangkor Island and Marina Island. There is also a local and popular delight at Lumut which is Nasi Briyani Ayam Madu.
There is usually bus transport from Kuala Lumpur at several times between 07:30 am and 01:00 pm and the typical fare is RM 18. The departures also depend on peak times and it can be more than 5 times a day to Lumut.
You can take a taxi or rental car from Kuala Lumpur by using North- South highway for around 3 hours and 30 minutes.
The name of the island comes from the Thai 'Pang Ko' which means Beautiful Island. It actually about a group of islands with Pangkor as its main island, and next to that a trio of smaller islands are Pangkor Laut, Pulau Mentagor and Pulau Giam. Pangkor was previously a favourite refuge of fishermen, sailors, merchants and pirates, and was an important site from which to control trading in the Strait of Melaka. Pangkor is a mountainous island and the highest point is at 1216 metres. Pangkor's economy was based on fishing and dried fish products are still a major industry for the island. The famous satay fish originated here in Pangkor Island. This Island has attracted a lot of tourists from local and international countries and has become one of the must-go attractions at Malaysia .
Swiss-Garden Beach Resort is a prestigious and luxurious resort that features its own 18-hole award-winning golf course and only 30 minutes from Lumut town. All rooms at Swiss-Garden Beach Resort, Damai Laut are fully air-conditioned and come with their own balcony, satellite TV, a minibar and a tea or coffee maker available in the room. Swiss-Garden Beach Resort has a tour desk that offers information on local attractions such as the Segari Turtle Sanctuary and the leaning tower of Teluk Intan. There is Samsara Spa which provides traditional Balinese massage and body treatments for guests to unwind and dining options at the resort include Malaysian as well as Western dishes. The Blue Chip Lounge has its own in-house live band, while Thai food can be found at Thai Taste Restaurant.
Fahaz Lumut Homestay is a holiday home set in Lumut and Teluk Batik is around 6.2 kilometres away from Fahaz Lumut Homestay. It features 3 separate bedrooms with bathroom that has a rain shower facility, as well as a hand bidet and comes with a homely living room, which is fitted with a flat-screen TV. It also has a dining area and a well-equipped kitchen. The house also has a terrace and a garden for your comfort as well as free parking on site.