Sunday, January 31, 2010


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At Teluk Gedung lies the 330-year-old stone foundation of a Dutch Fort (Kota Belanda) built in 1670 to control the tin trade on mainland Perak. It was one of the Dutch strongholds against pirates and local Malays. Historically, Pangkor was a refuge for local fishermen, merchants and pirates. Actually, during the Dutch occupation in the 17th century, tin supplies from Pangkor and the mainland were stored for protection in this fort. As time goes by, the locals were unhappy with the treatment of the Dutch. So, they managed to destroy the fort sometime in 1690.

The Dutch then rebuilt it in 1743 and placed 60 soldiers to guard it. But this lasted for only 5 years before the Dutch decided to abandon the fort all together after a local warrior, Panglima Kulub, and his followers attacked it. Stargate Smiley Courtesy of The SciFi World


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A partially completed house was standing at the end of a terraced garden. It looks kind of creepy! Smiley


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#12 The foundations of the fort remain to this day, and you can visit the grounds to see the original cannons used during the Dutch occupation of Pangkor Island! Smiley



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146 comments

Shemah said... @ 31/1/10 11:49 AM

oooh i've always wanted to go to pangkor, mon!! :)

Shemah said... @ 31/1/10 11:50 AM

The place looks gorgeous!! as do you!! :* :*

Shemah said... @ 31/1/10 11:51 AM

i love visiting historical places.. it's just so beautiful and there's so much story and drama behind it.. LOL!

Monica said... @ 31/1/10 11:56 AM

Shemah! hehe it was my first time visiting pangkor.. :)

Monica said... @ 31/1/10 11:56 AM

thanks Shemah! :* :*

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 11:57 AM

:'( :'( :'( :'(

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 11:58 AM

wowoweeeeeeeeeeeee!!! =-O =-O =-O =-O

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 11:58 AM

>:o >:o >:o >:o >:o

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 11:58 AM

did i make it? :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 11:58 AM

>:o >:o >:o >:o >:o

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 11:58 AM

8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 11:59 AM

ate mon!! i wanna go there!!! :'( :'( :'(

Monica said... @ 31/1/10 12:00 PM

:'( :'( :'( :'( GG FC2!

Monica said... @ 31/1/10 12:01 PM

=-O =-O =-O =-O

Monica said... @ 31/1/10 12:01 PM

>:o >:o >:o >:o >:o

Monica said... @ 31/1/10 12:01 PM

yes u made it! :-D :-D :-D :-D

Monica said... @ 31/1/10 12:01 PM

>:o >:o >:o >:o >:o

Monica said... @ 31/1/10 12:01 PM

8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

Monica said... @ 31/1/10 12:02 PM

come! come! :* :* :*

Monica said... @ 31/1/10 12:04 PM

I love historic buildings 8-) 8-)

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 12:06 PM

wohooooooooooo!! can i have, hmp..lemme check first!heheh! :* :* :* :*

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 12:06 PM

8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) green shades

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 12:06 PM

:-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 12:07 PM

wohoooooooo! lemme dance dance!!! :* :* :* :*

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 12:07 PM

:* :* :* :* :*

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 12:07 PM

8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 12:07 PM

huhu! i wan vacay!!!

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 12:08 PM

i really love to visit historical places.. ;)

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 12:09 PM

looks like a castle ;)

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 12:09 PM

the wall looks so strong..

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 12:10 PM

izit as hard as great wall of china?LOL :-P

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 12:11 PM

ate mon, can see #2 and #3 looks mickey.hahah :-D :-D :-D :-D

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 12:12 PM

i was looking for u at #5 and #6..hehehe =-O =-O =-O =-O

Monica said... @ 31/1/10 12:12 PM

ok u check first.. I'll add yr blog later k...I need some sleep GG! :* :* :* :*

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 12:12 PM

#10 and #11. haunted?izit?or not? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Monica said... @ 31/1/10 12:13 PM

where's yr green shades? 8-) 8-) 8-)

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 12:13 PM

can i hav WNP te mon??thankie thankie in advance!!

Monica said... @ 31/1/10 12:14 PM

dance dance!!! :* :* :* :*

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 12:14 PM

NP if add the blog later..take some rest now! ;) ;) ;) ;)

Monica said... @ 31/1/10 12:14 PM

:* :* :* :* :*

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 12:14 PM

i wanna try the cannon!heheh! :-P :-P :-P :-P

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 12:14 PM

:-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

Monica said... @ 31/1/10 12:16 PM

I wan another vacay!!! :-P :-P

Monica said... @ 31/1/10 12:18 PM

but u said u don't like history! :-D

Monica said... @ 31/1/10 12:18 PM

u mean the creepy house?

Monica said... @ 31/1/10 12:19 PM

haha I'm not sure abt that GG! :-D

Monica said... @ 31/1/10 12:20 PM

LOL @ #2 and #3 looks mickey! haha so cute :-D :-D

Monica said... @ 31/1/10 12:21 PM

haha there was nobody there :-P :-P

Monica said... @ 31/1/10 12:22 PM

yeah I think it's haunted! *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

TH said... @ 31/1/10 5:35 PM

nice view

TH said... @ 31/1/10 5:35 PM

been there twice only.. but only beach

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 5:39 PM

dance with me te mon! wohoooooooooooo!! :-P

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 5:39 PM

;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 5:39 PM

me toooooo te mon!huhuh! :(

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 5:39 PM

i dun like history in classes..but i like going to historical places..not to hav lectures there! :-P

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 5:40 PM

yeah!! are they? =-O =-O =-O =-O

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 5:40 PM

=-X =-X =-X =-X =-X

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 5:40 PM

yeah! at my first glance, i was really thinking of a mickey!! :* :* :* :* :*

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 5:41 PM

LOL! i though ur there! on that hole!hahah! :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 5:41 PM

=-O =-O =-O =-O =-O

Mariuca said... @ 31/1/10 6:15 PM

:'( :'( :'( :'(

Mariuca said... @ 31/1/10 6:16 PM

Morning Monica, I just got up huhuhhu!

Mariuca said... @ 31/1/10 6:17 PM

Beautiful pics sweetie and thanks for sharing a little abt Pangkor....even I didn know the history heheheh yeah lor..cause never been to Pangkor yet! 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

Mariuca said... @ 31/1/10 6:17 PM

ohhhh I love this pic of u Mon! Love the kaler of ur top too! :* :* :* :*

Mariuca said... @ 31/1/10 6:18 PM

Aiya... looking at ur watermark pics, I am reminded of my situasi... my watermark pics and files all inside Pinky! *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Mariuca said... @ 31/1/10 6:18 PM

I got no watermark for my pics now huhuhuuh :'( :'( :'(

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 6:24 PM

VS GP?

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 6:24 PM

morning GP!!!

Mariuca said... @ 31/1/10 7:11 PM

Morning GG! :)

Mariuca said... @ 31/1/10 7:11 PM

VS oso cannot help me like u dat day hahhaha!

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 8:08 PM

:-P :-P :-P LOL! ur imitating me now like W!hahah

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 8:08 PM

hav kofi?i dun hav here..i wan 1! :'( :'( :'(

Mariuca said... @ 31/1/10 9:01 PM

Yayks!!!

Mariuca said... @ 31/1/10 9:01 PM

Sure GG one kofi for you!

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 10:35 PM

:-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

gagay said... @ 31/1/10 10:35 PM

;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

David Funk said... @ 31/1/10 10:39 PM

Hi Mon! :* :*

Those are some really beautiful pics of Dutch Fort! Nice, short history lesson as well.

Glad you enjoyed this my friend! ;) :)

bingkee said... @ 1/2/10 8:09 AM

Very beautiful pictures....it lures me to really want to go there.

levian said... @ 1/2/10 9:01 AM

what a beautiful place for a visit! too bad it was abandoned, but it made the place feels rather mysterious. =)

David Funk said... @ 1/2/10 9:28 AM

Wow! Mariuca does a great GG imitation, too! :-P :-P :-P

Mariuca said... @ 1/2/10 9:48 AM

ROTFLMAO! ;)

Monica said... @ 1/2/10 10:11 AM

Hey TH! :)

Monica said... @ 1/2/10 10:11 AM

oh I love the beach @ Pangkor! 8-)

Monica said... @ 1/2/10 10:12 AM

:'( :'( :'( :'( Mariuca!

Monica said... @ 1/2/10 10:13 AM

what is VS? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Monica said... @ 1/2/10 10:15 AM

thanks Mariuca, I bought this top from Elle! ;)

Monica said... @ 1/2/10 10:16 AM

hehe now u know the history 8-)

Monica said... @ 1/2/10 10:17 AM

morning Mariuca! :* :* :*

Monica said... @ 1/2/10 10:18 AM

how's Pinky btw? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Monica said... @ 1/2/10 10:21 AM

Hi David, thanks! :* :*

Monica said... @ 1/2/10 10:23 AM

Hey Bingkee! glad u liked those pictures :)

Monica said... @ 1/2/10 10:27 AM

and creepy too! :-D :-D

Monica said... @ 1/2/10 10:29 AM

thanks GG, WNP is up! ;) ;)

Monica said... @ 1/2/10 10:29 AM

okok come! :-P

Monica said... @ 1/2/10 10:31 AM

hahaha understandable! :-D

Monica said... @ 1/2/10 10:35 AM

u wanna try the cannon? to attack someone? :-D :-D

Monica said... @ 1/2/10 10:35 AM

:-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

Mariuca said... @ 1/2/10 11:22 AM

Pinky still with me Mon…B will send to shop for me later! :(

Mariuca said... @ 1/2/10 11:22 AM

How come not sleeping lol…

Monica said... @ 1/2/10 11:28 AM

cos I'm going out for lunch wz R later! :-D

Mariuca said... @ 1/2/10 11:53 AM

LOL ah seeeee….. ok ok…trying to write new post…dunnoo…

Hitesh said... @ 1/2/10 11:53 AM

yeyyyyyyy..........

this is good...watching historical places, being at the beach and good food..................

what didn't you do their????????????????

Mariuca said... @ 1/2/10 11:54 AM

Mariuca in tears now… didn get to chop, didn get TCm and obviously not getting TD lol! ;)

Mariuca said... @ 1/2/10 11:54 AM

VS = Victoria’s Secret lol….

Monica said... @ 1/2/10 12:10 PM

ok hopefully it can be fixed! :* :*

Monica said... @ 1/2/10 12:15 PM

Hey Hitesh! what didn't you do their???????????????? what does that mean? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Mariuca said... @ 1/2/10 12:29 PM

Hahahahhahahahahhahaha Hitesh didn finish his sentence maybe? LOL! :)

Scotty's Princess said... @ 1/2/10 12:44 PM

Hey Mon! I plan of visiting KL this year, if my sked would allow me. How far is KL from Johor Bahru? What about Penang? I will surely consider visiting Pangkor island as well. Looks like a very nice place to visit.

foongpc said... @ 1/2/10 3:30 PM

I like those decorations on the grass!

foongpc said... @ 1/2/10 3:31 PM

Thanks for the historical info! So did you enter that creepy house?

foongpc said... @ 1/2/10 3:31 PM

Ooh! Like that cannon too! :)

Rizal said... @ 1/2/10 3:50 PM

Thanks for sharing these with us Mon.

:)

Rizal said... @ 1/2/10 3:51 PM

Love the colours of the pixs, brilliant - What type of camera did you use Mon?

Adam Dilip Mutum said... @ 1/2/10 6:29 PM

Really nice pictures. Have never visited the place. Must remember to visit it next time I am back in Malaysia.

Bill said... @ 2/2/10 12:13 AM

Wow that place looks amazing Monica. I really like learning about historic sites. I am going to try and visit that place one day. Also you look fantastic in the photo my dear. :) :)

Life Ramblings said... @ 2/2/10 2:48 PM

Hi Sexy!! :*

Life Ramblings said... @ 2/2/10 2:50 PM

pangkor looks like a wonderful place to visit and love all your pics Mon. :)

Life Ramblings said... @ 2/2/10 2:51 PM

i've always enjoyed visiting historical sites and thanks for the informative post.

Life Ramblings said... @ 2/2/10 2:52 PM

glad you had a blast with R. :)

Life Ramblings said... @ 2/2/10 2:58 PM

in answers to your question regarding avillion at PD, yes it has a private long beach which is finer and whiter sand than most beaches in PD.

LadyJava said... @ 2/2/10 6:01 PM

Nice lah this Mon. i like!

http://www.cheapprom-dresses.com said... @ 3/2/10 1:13 AM

I love these buildings, anything go back to history is awsome.

Monica said... @ 3/2/10 6:22 AM

hahaha yalor so funny la this Hitesh! finish your sentence pls! :-D :-D

Monica said... @ 3/2/10 7:06 AM

Hey Lainy, from KL to JB the flight takes about 40 mins and from KL to Penang, it takes about 45 mins :)

Monica said... @ 3/2/10 7:20 AM

8-) 8-) 8-)

Monica said... @ 3/2/10 7:21 AM

no, I don't wanna enter that creepy house! :-E :-E :-E

Monica said... @ 3/2/10 7:24 AM

:) ;)

Monica said... @ 3/2/10 7:25 AM

u're welcome Rizal! :)

Monica said... @ 3/2/10 7:35 AM

Rizal, I'm using Olympus FE-220 Digital Camera! glad u loved the pics ;)

Monica said... @ 3/2/10 7:44 AM

thanks Adam! Hope u get a chance to visit one day when u're back in Malaysia. 8-)

Monica said... @ 3/2/10 7:48 AM

thanks Bill! yeah go visit that place! 8-)

Monica said... @ 3/2/10 7:49 AM

Hi LR!! :* :*

Monica said... @ 3/2/10 7:50 AM

glad u love all the pics dearie! :)

Monica said... @ 3/2/10 7:50 AM

u're welcome LR!

Monica said... @ 3/2/10 7:51 AM

:) ;)

Monica said... @ 3/2/10 7:56 AM

oh no wonder it looks so clean! 8-)

Monica said... @ 3/2/10 7:56 AM

LJ!! :* :* :*

Monica said... @ 3/2/10 8:01 AM

Hi there! Awesome, indeed. :)

Monica said... @ 3/2/10 8:05 AM

I oso didn't get TCM and TD at all yr blogs Mariuca! :-D

Mariuca said... @ 3/2/10 10:50 AM

Hohoho but at least u got TCO at MPG huhuhuhuhu

Mariuca said... @ 3/2/10 10:51 AM

Hahahahhahahah still waiting for Hitesh to finish his sentence lol!

Haaziq Zahar said... @ 3/2/10 5:30 PM

OMG! The Dutch Fort is amazing!

Haaziq Zahar said... @ 3/2/10 5:31 PM

Happy Wednesday Mon! I have to rush off to prepare for my exam tomorrow. Hehe. Will be back on Thursday!

Monica said... @ 5/2/10 4:28 AM

Hey Haaziq! :)

Monica said... @ 5/2/10 4:30 AM

Happy Friday Haaziq! I hope you did well on your exams :)

Scotty's Princess said... @ 10/2/10 7:47 AM

Oh! That's so near. I thought it would take hours from KL to JB and KL to Penang. I will be there soon ;-)

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