Having some free time to share some of my amazing experiences while waiting for my recently submitted PhD in Health Science thesis to be examined. Don't worry, nothing too technical to read here. Just enjoy the ride.
Published October 28th 2015
Your family friendly beach
Pack your swimwear, sunnies, sunscreen, picnic basket and mat. There is a well-known family friendly beach about 6.5 km drive away from the town of Lumut, Perak which will excite your little ones. From Kuala Lumpur, the journey takes about 3 hours 40 minutes' drive to arrive at Teluk Batik Beach.
The calm and warm sea of Teluk Batik Beach makes for a suitable swimming spot for beginners and children. Children who cannot get enough of swimming in the sea water may also want to release their energy at the beach's children's playground. If you are coming from Kuala Lumpur, you may want to spend a night or two. There are a few resorts and chalets nearby to choose from. Two newly managed and well equipped resorts are Marina Cove Resort and Teluk Batik Resort.
Historically, the beach surroundings offered a refuge for the Batak people who arrive from the Sumatra Island, Indonesia. It was said that the pirates and robbers made the Straits of Malacca their area for robbing and looting trade revenues as well as belongings of those Batak people who frequented the Straits of Malacca in the ancient times. Hence, the Batak people settled at the beach to seek refuge from the threat and named it Teluk Batak. The beach was officially renamed as Teluk Batik in 1974 to dispel the negative connotation associating with the story behind its historical name.
Teluk Batik Beach has all the facilities – floating tube, lounging chairs and even boats for your renting. Showers and toilets are available to use at minimal payments. There are many shops selling foods and souvenirs as well as beach paraphernalia. If you are traveling here between the months of August and November, be sure to look out for the Pangkor-Lumut annual sea festival. Sea sports, games, competitions, ice-craving and cultural shows will be held. There will also be food fairs and exhibitions by government agencies like the Royal Malaysian Navy, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency and Tourism Malaysia. Further information can be found on the Manjung Municipal Council website, on the Pangkor-Lumut Facebook page or the event page of the Malaysia Tourism website.