Lumut, Malaysia

Lumut is a town in the Malaysian state of Perak and is located on the west coast of the Malay Peninsula, some 50 km south-west of Ipoh (about 84 road miles ) and 160 kilometers northeast of the capital Kuala Lumpur. In Lumut live about 38,000 people.

The name translates as Lumut in Malay seaweed or algae. The first inhabitants called the settlement Lumut, as there is on the coast a lot of algae.

Lumut is the main gateway for visitors to the island of Pulau Pangkor. Pulau Pangkor is located about six kilometers west of the center of Lumut.

Several daily ferries to various islands off in the area. The Jetty Ferry connects several times an hour Lumut with two landing on Pulau Pangkor.

Lumut is well known for its, made ​​of shells and coral handmade souvenirs and local fish specialties.

Between August and November, a festival with many sports activities in the sea and other cultural events take place every year.

In recent years, the Malaysian Navy in Lumut their main base of operations and several docks and a Naval Shipyard ( BNS ) has built.

From the bus station Lumut there are good bus connections to all major cities of Malaysia and Singapore.