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Lumut Travel Guide: 84 reviews and 213 photos

Lumut, literally means moss, lichen or seaweed in Malay, is located about 84km south of lpoh or 4 hours drive from KL. The name Lumut was in reference to the condition of the beach in this town which is used to be full of moss.

Over the years, Lumut has transformed from a small fishing village to one of the most important coastal town in Malaysia. The transformation can be highly attributed to the setting up of the Royal Malaysian Navy main base here as well as the influx of tourists to Pangkor island accross the Dinding straits and resorts in Damai Laut accross the Dinding river.

The other reasons are the existence of the expatriates community here that have been stationed in Lumut to work on the power station nearby as well as the development of Lumut port that serve the industrial estates around the area. However, the town still retains its quite charm on ordinary days but turn chaotic during holidays with the influx of tourists.

As a coastal town, Lumut's most popular tourist draw is naturally the Teluk Batik beach located about 6.5 from the town. The beach is a favourite spot among the locals for camping and picnicking with its stretches of white sandy beach. It is also the venue for the Lumut Sea Carnival held annually. Lumut is also the site of Malaysia's oldest Outward Bound School that was established in 1954.

Development are underway to turn Lumut into one of the most beautiful coastal town in Malaysia. A modern looking jetty, promenade, dining and shopping outlets are currently under construction to upgrade and beautify the town.

  • Last visit to Lumut: Jul 2004
  • Intro Updated Jul 19, 2004
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  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2007 at 12:17 AM

    Nice page of Lumut. Being awhile since my last visit... now after reading, I must revisit enroute to Pangkor :)

  • Jan 18, 2006 at 2:53 PM

    actually, this tower belongs to swiss-garden resort damai laut.

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2005 at 6:37 PM

    some nice updates here. :) the pics on the intro pages are great. ps. I never knew about expats working here.

  • bkoon's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2005 at 8:31 PM

    Hmm... I am just wondering whether you are a tour guide. Good, detailed and accurate tips. Bee :))))

  • ukirsari's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2004 at 8:10 AM

    i like the picture of old house '1940' most ... should i go there one day :)


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