A city covered in rich moss and nestled beside the sea, Lumut serves as the gateway to the island of Pangkor. Lumut offers plenty to do in terms of water sports, a delectable culinary scene and an array of unique, natural attractions.
Things to do in Lumut
The Royal Malaysian Navy Base is one of Lumut’s most exciting and comprehensive landmarks. Enjoy strolling through historic exhibits and then hop on board for tours of both current and retired military ships.
Teluk Beach is a popular waterfront destination where you can sample a taste of local culture. Hire a boat to go snorkelling, where you can awe at pristine, underwater views of flora and fauna and if you’re feeling brave, take a scuba diving lesson. When you get hungry, browse the local vendor stalls spanning the waterfront.
For a little adventure, plan a camping trip to Pulau Sembilan. Here you can set up a tent and relax with your toes in the sand, sunbathing by day and falling asleep beneath a rich velvet curtain of silver stars at night. When you’ve worked up an appetite, delight your palate with the fresh seafood offered by locals.
To round off your experience in Lumut, take a stroll through Mangrove Swamp Park. This nature preserve is home to a large population of monkeys that live among the massive mangrove trees, with roots rising as high as your head.
Getting around Lumut
Buses frequently route from Kuala Lumpur and Penang to Lumut, providing for easy access into the city. If you want to go for a day trip, you can take the ferry over to Pangkor Island. To get around more freely, rent a car from Kuala Lumpur or Penang and utilise the city’s many guarded car parks.