Pangkor Laut Island

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Pangkor Laut
Native name: Pulau Pangkor Laut
ﭬولاو ﭬڠكور لاءوت
Pangkor Laut - Pool view.JPG
A view of the terraced infinity pools at Pangkor Laut Resort, Pangkor Laut Island, Malaysia.
Pangkor Laut is located in Malaysia
Pangkor Laut
Pangkor Laut
Geography
Location Strait of Malacca
Coordinates 4°11′27″N 100°32′24″E / 4.19083°N 100.54000°E / 4.19083; 100.54000
Administration
State Perak


Pangkor Laut Island is a small island southwest of Pangkor Island, Perak, Malaysia.

History[edit]

During World War II, the island was where Freddie Spencer Chapman made his submarine gateway during the Japanese occupation of Malaya.[1] Luciano Pavarotti visited the island in 1994 and he declared the island a paradise. In 2002 Pavarotti officiated the opening of Spa Village, a spa facility attached to the Pangkor Laut Resort, with the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the event .[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moore, Wendy (1998). West Malaysia and Singapore. ISBN 9789625931791. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Pavarotti declares Spa Village open". Retrieved 15 June 2014. 

Coordinates: 4°11′27″N 100°32′24″E / 4.19083°N 100.54000°E / 4.19083; 100.54000