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Malaysia Pangkor Island / Sitiawan Perak

Sitiawan Seafood @ Laut Villa Restaurant, Malaysia

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We could not give awesome Sitiawan seafood a miss on our way back to Ipoh from Pangkor.  We drove along the main road on Kampung Cina amidst of so many seafood restaurants, we decided to give Laut Villa Restaurant a try.  And how did we come to that decision? Because there were loads of cars parked outside the restaurant compared to the others so we guessed this is probably the famous one around.   Continue reading

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Malaysia Pangkor Island / Sitiawan Perak

The Dutch Fort @ Pangkor Island, Malaysia

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The Dutch Fort or “Kota Belanda” in Malay, on Pangkor Island was first built by the Dutch in 1670’s as a base for tin storage and also as a protection ground for themselves.  The locals being dissatisfied with the Dutch holding monopoly in tin trade, launched the first attack in 1690 but to find that the fort was rebuilt with re-enforced guarding.  It was the second attack in 1743 that forced the Dutch to leave.     Continue reading

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