Lumut is a small town in the Malaysian Peninsula and known for the world class scenery and the finest sea food cuisines. Lumut, or if translated into English “moss or lichen, or most commonly known as seaweed? was once a fishing town and was later turned to a wonderful tourist spot. The name of the town “Lumut?or seaweed was actually used to distinguish the town’s abundant aquatic resource. In the later days, the distinguishing name became the name of the town. As it is a coastal town, Lumut Island was gifted with great aquatic resources, from marine products to pristine beaches all over the island. These are just some of the attractions in Lumut.
To go back to the history of this little yet breathtaking island, Lumut became known when the famous Malaysian Royal Navy made the little harbor town their home base. This is the National Navy’s biggest naval base on the Malaysian west coast and also serves as one of the Lumut attractions. This brought forth the improvement in this little fishing town. As it became home of the navy’s, the little island was opened for development from businesses in terms of tourism. It started with some small restaurants to cater the basic food needs of the navy’s until such time that many business men found this opportunity for a great investment. Several modern and western inspires restaurants were build in the town and this started to boom of this little town called Lumut.
Aside from this historic event, the island was later used as a gateway to another breathtaking island of the Malaysian Peninsula, the Pangkor Island. As local governments saw the influx of local and foreign visitors to this land before going to Pangkor, they grabbed this chance to offer these avid travelers the best this land could offer.
Beaches at Lumut were just used as fishing spots and mangrove forests where untouched years ago. The locals have developed their beaches as well as their mangrove forests into attractive spots for the tourists. The white sand and blue sparkling sea are driven the beaches into a wonderful spots for resorts and snorkeling. People crowded at these beautiful beaches especially Teluk Batik beach during the weekend and public holidays. Trekking at the mangrove forest is also a great choice for families and friends to experience the adventure at the natural habitat of various species. This sparked an interest among travel goers and adventurers.
If you love to shop around and experience a night different from the metropolis, Lumut came up with another famous activity, the night market. Traffic jams in this little town during weekends because of this Lumut activity. Most foreign travelers enjoy this activity at Lumut because most of the time, the markets feature Lumut’s finest products like fresh seafood’s as well as world class handicrafts and souvenirs. Most shops along the streets open up until midnight and even until dawn for this weekend activity. Collectors and travelers enjoy much of their time picking and trying out Lumut’s word class product offers at a very affordable rates.
This is the recently completed tourist entertainment area in the island of Lumut built at the side of Lumut International Yatch Club, and serves as another
Who would think that you can find Italian cuisines and western inspired hotel services in this little town? Yes! One of Lumut’s attractions is their world class hotels and restaurants. You can never imagine that you can find this luxury hotels and fancy restaurants in this little Asian fishing town, but yes, they are here to offer you shelter and entertainment. Because Lumut harbors great marine resources, several western inspired restaurants were attracted to take this wonderful opportunity to showcase their cuisines by the use of the Lumut’s aquatic products. While being busy exploring the edges of this little island, you can stay at some of the hotels all over the town.
One of the famous and oldest Hotels in the town is the Orient Star Resort in Lumut. This Government owned resthouse served travel goers and adventures for more than 13 years now and still serving today’s visitors. Orient Star Resort in Lumut is a proud locally built establishment that caters the need of many foreign and local visitors. The mixture of cultural heritage and western application is what makes this establishment attract many people.
Another world class hotel and resort found in Lumut is Swiss-Garden Golf Resort & Spa Damai Laut, an all-in-one establishment, as coined by many foreign visitors as it offers several recreational and entertainment activities. Beaches, golf course, shopping stalls, restaurants and even world class spa is found in Swiss-Garden Golf Resort & Spa Damai Laut.
Blue Bay Resort is another natural gateway for a holiday trip and one of the most priced attractions in Lumut. This resort provides guest with the best peaceful services as it offer the perfect tranquil environment. Guest can enjoy savoring the perfectly refreshing beauty of Malaysian coastal scenery as they can stroll down along the walkways of the harbor. You cannot also miss the chance of savoring the hotel’s finest seafood cuisines as they got the best chef’s with western style skills and Asian experience.
There is nothing more to ask for in Lumut. Here, the famous saying goes "small but complete" applies. Lumut is a small heaven you must go.