For other places with the same name, see Lumut (disambiguation).

Lumut is a small town in Perak, on the west coast of Malaysia, almost exactly halfway between Kuala Lumpur and Penang. It is the gateway to the island of Pangkor.

Get in edit

By bus edit

  • Kuala Lumpur - very frequent departures (several per hour at peak times) between 7:30AM and 1AM - typical fare RM18, about 4 hours. Most departures from TBS and Hentian Duta bus terminal, latter not very accessible by public transport. One bus per day at 10AM from KL sentral.
    • Example Arwana Express, Dec 2023: fare RM30, stops Lumut - Manjung - Ayer Tawar - Seri Iskandar - Batu Gajah - Gopeng - KL. Extra stop ~15 min before Gopeng/Bidor begore getting out of highway. ~4-5 hr 30 min duration. Aircon, usb charging plugs.
  • Ipoh - frequent departures (at least one per hour) between 9AM and 7PM - typical fare RM6.50
  • Butterworth/Penang - several departures daily - typical fare RM19, about 5 hours
  • Other destinations with direct or semi-direct service (may go via another town, but no change of bus) include: Alor Star, Johor Bahru/Singapore, Kangar, Kelang, Kota Bharu (~RM30), Kuala Perlis, Kuala Terengganu, Kuantan, Malacca, Muar, Seremban, Sungai Petani, Termeloh. For many longer-distance routes, both daytime and overnight services are available.

By car edit

You can take a taxi or rental car from Kuala Lumpur or Penang (guarded car parks are available if you have your own car).

By ferry edit

From the Lumut pier, ferries depart regularly to different parts of Pangkor Island. Fares are RM14 per person, and RM1 ringgit for bicycles. First departure from Lumut is at 7AM, last at 8:30PM. First departure from Pangkor is at 6:30AM, last at 8:30PM. Departures are at 30-45 minutes intervals, depending on the time of day, and the crossing usually takes no more than 45 minutes.

Ferries to Medan, Indonesia appear to no longer operate.

Get around edit

See edit

Sunset by the beach is the best thing to see in this sleepy town.

Do edit

  • Trail Bukit Engku Busu, behind the Ark and Lumut Valley Resort condominium. Steep trail, ensure good shoes, water, eventually trekking pole. Avoid if rainy or just after. Peak 331.4 m, about 1 hr up and a bit less down. Recommend to go early in the day to avoid to be too hot
  • City Mangrove Park, Paya Bakau Bandar. Need car as not easily accessible from pier, more proximity to Seri Manjung.

Buy edit

Eat edit

There's an abundance of typical Malaysian diners around the Pangkor ferry piers, plus a lone KFC franchise (these are normally paired with a Pizza Hut outlet, but not here; has Aircon, free wifi and power plugs) and Domino's pizza.

  • Nasi Briyani Ayam Madu, No 39,Jalan Sultan Idris Shah (directly towards the jetty terminal, 1 min walk from the ferry pier) - conveniently located but famous for nasi biryani ayam madu and must try dishes when you visit Lumut. Fair priced with Malaysian menu.

Drink edit

Sleep edit

Be aware that in a similar way to Pangkor, prices are usually up for week-ends and holidays with lot of local tourists.

Budget edit

Three backpackers hostels have been created near Tourist Information Center and bus station but don't seem to operate all the time. The place seems very infested with mosquitoes.

  • Laman Karya Lumut backpackers hostel. appears closed at Dec 2023.
  • Kuasa backpacker hostel. appears closed at Dec 2023.
  • Hinggap backpacker. dorm RM20, fan only, no mosquito net.

There are a few budget Chinese hotels on Jalan Titi Panjang.

  • NZED GuestRoom, Lumut, 9, Taman Indah Raya, 32200, +60 18-973 4575, . Check-in: 3:30PM, check-out: noon. cheap accommodation room with good value for money. Best rates on official website start at RM65.
  • Lumut Hotel, Lot PT 4157, Jalan Sultan Idrish Shah, +60 16 426 1882. This one is very OYO-like and has wifi and a/c. RM73.
  • Lumut Suites (Ritz Inn Lumut), Pt 4142-4144, Persiaran Sultan Yusuf Izzuddin Shah, +60 5 683 2888. An inviting pool, restaurant, and wifi await here. RM80 standard, RM100 deluxe, RM150 family, RM200 family deluxe, RM250 family suites..
  • Brezza Hotel, 4118 &, 4119, Jalan Sultan Yussuff Izuddin, +60 5 683 3888. Has a stylish exterior design on the waterfront and wifi. RM88 double standard, RM138 family standard, RM208 family deluxe.
  • Lumuda Hotel, Lot 4116 & 4117, Jalan Sultan Yusof Izuddin (next door to the Brezza Hotel), +60 5 683 8879, . Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon. Nice views over the sea.Includes TV Astro, Aircond, water heather, Wifi, Surau, mineral water, kettle, tea & sugar RM70-99 standard room (no window, queen bed), RM80-120 deluxe, RM100-135 superior, RM210-280 executive (sea view, single bed+queen bed), RM230-310 premium (sea view, 2 queen beds).
  • Galaxy Inn hotel, PT 4148, 4149, Jalan Sultan Idris Shah, +80 12-4372 888, +80 12-4377 728, +80 5-6838 731. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon. Free Wi-Fi, Aircon, bathroom, Hair dryer, LED TV. RM65-80 single, RM90-100 standard (1 queen bed or 2 single beds), RM138-150 deluxe (1 queen bed & 1 single bed), RM180-200 family (2 queen beds & 1 single bed).

Mid-range edit

There are about a dozen mid-range hotels within a few minutes walk of the Pangkor ferry jetty, most with rates starting around RM100-RM175 for air-con double rooms.

  • Crystal Bay Chalet, Jalan Teluk Batik, +60 727 914-7676. The hotel offers rustic air-conditioned chalets, all of which have a cable TV, a coffee/tea maker, and a private toilet and bath with hot water. Includes a restaurant that serves Asian and seafood dishes, sports equipment for kayaking, jungle trekking and fishing, and a camp ground. Rates on official website start at RM590.
  • Lumut Valley Resort Condominium (LVRC) Lumut Valley Resort offers clean, secure, comfortable, affordable and yet flexible accommodation to travellers, either on business or vacations; and/or expatriates working in the vicinity of Lumut, Sitiawan, and Manjung District. 62 units of air-conditioned furnished service apartments are available for rental either on daily, weekly, or monthly basis depending on your needs.
  • The Orient Star Resort Lumut, Lot 203 & 366, Jalan Iskandar Shah, +60 5 683 3800. There are 150 rooms consisting of 4 VIP Suites, 6 Junior Suites, 8 Super Deluxe rooms, 66 Deluxe rooms and 66 Superior Rooms. All rooms have views to the sea. Free wifi. Starting from RM150.

Splurge edit

  • Swiss-Garden Golf Resort & Spa Damai Laut, Hala Damai 2, Jalan Damai Laut, Off Jalan Teluk Senangin, 32200 Lumut, Perak Darul Ridzuan (off Jalan Teluk Senangin about 20 km from Lumut), +60 5-685 3333, . Check-in: 3PM, check-out: noon. Secluded setting with plenty of facilities including a golf course. Wifi available for about RM 30 for 24 hours. Deluxe Garden View RM 230 to Damai Suite RM 1750.

Connect edit

Internet edit

  • Fiqah Internet Cafe - NO 47 B, Jalan Sultan Idris Shah, Lumut, tel:05-6834046 open daily 9AM-midnight. Internet access RM 2.50/hour (this is the only Internet cafe available in Lumut).

Cope edit

Tourist Information Center near pier, only opened on weekdays.

ATM from Maybank and BSN, 7-eleven and 99speedmart shops, Mr DIY.

Left luggage edit

Shops #5 (open 8AM-7PM) & #6 (open 10AM-9PM) at the bus station charge RM 1/item/day.

Dentist edit

Klinik Pergigian Ting (Dr. Celine Ting BDS), No. 9, Taman Sitiawan Maju II, Jalan Lumut (on the same side and near The Store), +60 5-6928266. M-Sa 9AM-1PM; 2-6PM.

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