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Wednesday, 8 June 2011

When Fish Is Expensive In Pangkor

An enchanting scenery in Pangkor Island
Pangkor is recognized as one of the most beautiful islands in Malaysia. Its magnificent beaches, clear blue water and serene surrounding are well known to tourists, including those from abroad.

As a fishing port, Pangkor is also known for its marine products such as fish satay, anchovy, dried fish and grilled fish. These specialties draw many visitors to the island, especially during school holidays and weekends.

On my recent trip to the resort island, I found that Pangkor is undergoing major developments. A waterfront is being constructed at Teluk Nipah, one of the popular spots among picnickers. New shop houses are also being constructed at Pangkor Town, which was once dull and so traditional in nature. Along the beach of Teluk Nipah too, many chalets and eateries are sprouting, boasting of fresh seafood.

 The white sandy beach at Teluk Nipah

But, one of the drawbacks of the island is the price of food, which is considered too expensive for the average visitors. I had a shock when told by a stall operator that a plate of four small fried squids cost RM10. A seven inch grilled Talang fish costs RM15. In most places, that plain-tasting fish of similar size would have no takers if it is sold above RM2. Many simply walked away after enquiring about the price of seafood at the stalls. It is acceptable if lamb chop, chicken chop or beef steak are expensive on the island, but not fish. In fact, Pangkor would have more visitors if the “ikan bakar” is sold at more reasonable price.

I am fully aware that the era of low prices for most things are now over. It is a global phenomenon. But when food and services are offered at a highly unreasonable price, there would surely be few takers. In the long run, business would be down and the sellers would have ample time to snooze at their stalls. Maybe, they have no choice but to reap profit as much as possible to make up for the weekdays when the island is deserted by visitors.



BalangLama: But one thing is certain: Pangkor is a beautiful and romantic island


  

 

15 comments:

cikbintang said...

but,pangkor still da best place for honeymoon..for family holidays..heeee....perhentian also..=)

myspace said...

Good information.

Joel Leslie said...

Woah, those food are too expensive. It's not worth it. It's so much better if those food are sold in a lower price. Yes, it's very true that A LOT of people love going to Pangkor Island because of it's conditions such as the sea and beaches. But, the food also plays a big role in making sure that the island is visited by tourists especially those from overseas/abroad. For example, who wants to go to a place that sold sky juice for RM5 when they can buy it for RM1 at other places ? It's the same with Pangkor Island where seafood are sold in a very high price and those food can be bought in a lower price at other places. In my opinion, prices of seafood sold at Pangkor Island should be lower in order to get more visitors. More visitors, M'sia's income also increases. Help M'sia ! Besides, Pangkor Island is an island. You can easily get marine products from the sea. :)

Mia said...

O.O .. mahalnya...
*blum jejak kaki di sana lagi.. heheh*
klau mcm tu, akan rugilah perniagaan tersebut sebab tak ramai pelanggan..
Btw, thanks for the info

nanakimie said...

baru ni nana p teluk segadas,chantek jgk:) tp xberkesempatan nak snorkeling...air pasang jew..huhu...

amiraliyana said...

maybe because of school holiday.. btw its true if they put the 'ikan bakar' reasonable price Pangkor will have more visitors. but then, Pangkor still the famous island in Malaysia.

Azie Azman said...

azie pun suka pangkor.
kalau boleh nak pergi lagi.
macam2 tau boleh buat dekat pangkor.
salah satu snorkling, amik gmbr bagi yg ada dslr =D

kos pun tak setinggi nak pergi Sipadan=D

♥CHaRa♥ said...

memang best sekali.
paling best sekali kalu naik banana boat,hihi~

Sarah Naiema said...

Sara pon tak pernah g lagi Pulau Pangkor, tak rasai ape yang kelainan kt sana..

Mungkin harga mahal disebabkan cuti sekolah..pada masa tu, harga pon dinaikkan.. Lau camni diorang buat mungkin akan m'buat orang tawar hati untuk melancong kesana...^^

Joel Leslie said...

oh ya, i forgot to say thank you for this great info. it's very handy to me since I'm doing a school project called 'interesting places in M'sia'. I need to finish it during this school holiday. I can use this info to put it in my project. :) thank you very much!! :D

harap2 dptlah pergi pangkor or islands yg lain kat Malaysia ni :D

Innanie | Ariffin said...

blom ada rezeki ke pangkor.. tioman penah la.. btw, one thing that i love about island is its fresh sea food. walaupun mahal kan... sabo jer lah!

amiraliyana said...

teringin jugak nak pegi pangkor tumpang mama abah ada cuti ni tapi tu la masih belum berkesempatan lagi..huhu

rusna wana said...

peniaga mengaut untung yg lebih = sepatutnya, pangkor pusat peranginan yg terkenal dan kaya dngan hasil laut, semestinya makanan lautnya pun murah jugak..tpi disebabkan sikap peniaga yg tamak (mungkin) harga makanan lautpun murah..teringat masa pergi Cameron Highland, kononnya nk makan sup sayur yg fresh2 - sebab cameron highland kan terkenal dengan pelbagai sayuran...tp apbila dihidangkan sup sayurnya adalah lebih baik yg boleh kita prolehi di KL...alahai,,,

♥CHaRa♥ said...

huhu..tak prnh lg ke pangkor.tp prnh p ke p.perhentian.memang bet;)

Wan_hazel said...

wan blom jejak kai kat sana pun lagi...cam seronok je..

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