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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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Malaysia Pangkor Island / Sitiawan Perak

Lunch @ Sea View Hotel, Pangkor Island, Malaysia

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We ate  lunch at Sea View Hotel on Pangkor Island as it brings back vague memories from my childhood.  Many many years ago, Sea View Hotel was one of the earlier hotels established on the island.  If you have traveled to Pangkor say 10, 15 years ago, chances are, you probably have stayed in the hotel before.

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The hotel’s restaurant – Seaside Restaurant is literally by the sea with a superb view.

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As we were there around 2pm, a lot of fish dishes were unavailable and we had to resort to something that we don’t normally order – sweet and sour fish.

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The fish fillet pieces are deep fried – excellent tender fillet with a crispy coating, unfortunately spoiled by the sweet ad sour sauce which tasted completely artificial, as if the sauce came straight out from a chili sauce / tomato sauce bottle.  And it’s pricey for a not-very-big-portion at RM 35.

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The simple vegetable stir fry (RM15) is ok but the oyster sauce is too thick for my liking.

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The soup is not too bad, and  full of goodies like various kinds of vegetables, mushrooms and fish cake.

If you are lucky, you might be able to spot hornbills eating bread docilely off the table nearby.

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Here’s a few pages from Sea View Hotel’s Restaurant menu.  The price seemed to be marked up for during Chinese New Year Period.

I am rather disappointed at the pricey & so-so lunch here.    I get it that things get marked up during Chinese New year but at least give me better food if you want to mark up the price! I was actually thinking we should be able to get some good & cheap seafood since we are on an island, but no, seafood in Sitiawan is better off.

Looks like I gotta look for a good seafood restaurant the next time I am on Pangkor Island.

Contact Info
Sea View Hotel Website
Address:  Pangkor Island, Jalan Pasir Bogak, 32300 Pangkor Island, Perak
Tel: + 605 685 1605 

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Batu Gajah Malaysia Perak

Tanjung Tualang Prawn @Restaurant Sun Mee Fong, Malaysia

When one goes to Tanjung Tualang (about 45 minutes drive from Ipoh), the delicacy to eat there is definitely the big head prawns.  We ate at Restaurant Sun Mee Fong (新美芳海鮮樓) which looks like a new restaurant, but it’s an established seafood restaurant that’s been around for the past 20 years and has just been rebuilt.  Continue reading

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