Pangkor Laut Resort, Perak – My review of the Residents Package – Value for money!

My apologies for the abrupt ending to my previous post. The last week has been hell but thank god I scrapped through. 🙂

I’m now in Taiwan for a trip that I nearly cancelled. Things worked out better on the very morning of the flight, so 3 hours before the flight, I decided that situation is stable enough for me to leave.

So without further ado, here’s the continuation from where I left off; right at that moment where we were having lunch at Chapman’s Bar on Day 2.

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Chapman’s Bar sits on the beach Emerald Bay and serves a variety of cuisine.  The setting here is casual and the whole dining experience was more about enjoying the sea breeze with your toes in the sand than the actual food.

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I went for their signatures; namely the Chicken Chop and the Braised Duck Noodles. Here’s the deal under the Resident Package – each diner gets to order 1 of each main, appetiser and dessert; basically a complete 3 course meal. The same T & C applies for every mean here; any additional drinks other than water is subject to charges.

For the 2 of us, we shared 2 appetisers and 2 mains.
Gado-gado. RM35.
– an Indonesian salad served with peanut sauce, accompanied by deep fried spring rolls.

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Citrus shrimp salad. RM35.
Dried shrimp and tambun pomelo salad drizzled with sweet-sour tamarind dressing.

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Chef Ho’s Chicken Chop. RM45.
Boneless Chicken thigh, breaded and fried til golden, served with french fries, baby carrots, green peas and Chef Ho’s special sauce.

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Braised Duck Noodles. RM45.
Egg noodles with duck leg braised in chinese herbal broth, a famous Bidor town specialty.

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Options of desserts were Sago Gula Melaka RM35, Bubur Kacang Hijau RM25 and daily selection of ice -cream at 2 scoops for RM25.

Taking into consideration of the cost of the meal, we were really glad that the Resident Package offers complimentary meals throughout the trip!

Since we were already at Emerald Bay, I took the opportunity to go for a swim. 😀

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The waves were really strong and the changing tide was swift! One moment the sea were pretty far out and shortly after the waves crashed right to where Chapman’s Bar and the reclining lounge chairs were!

Below: View from the front.

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There’s was a beach….

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….strong waves coming in……

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…and the sea takes over the shore!

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Below: Panoramic shot by the Sony NEx-5n.

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I nearly got washed off the rock by the force of the waves!

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The sea was a lovely emerald green; as befitting of the name of the beach.

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After much beach play time, we headed for dinner.

Dinner was at Feast Village, the same restaurant for breakfast. The special dinner menu for those under the Resident Package is whimsical and Malay traditional set, served in a platter, with individual portions of the dishes to be eaten with rice.

Below: Nasi Hidang Dua – Daging Kurma, Kacang Panjang, Udang Masak Merah, Ikan Goreng Kunyit and Kambing Masala.

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Nasi Hidang Satu – Ayam Rendang, Kari Udang, Ikan Masak Cili Padi, Sambal Terong and Sotong Goreng.

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I loved the presentation.
Putting myself in the shoes of a foreigner, I realized how appropriate and helpful such sets are to inculcate the flavours and knowledge of local Malay cuisine.
Each sets includes rice and not just one, but a few different type of meat, fish, seafood and vegetables. Portions are generous and most importantly, the food tasted as good as as the presentation.
For RM85++ per set/pax, this was again complimentary under the Resident Package. Wrapping up the beautiful dinner was a selection of desserts from the counter where each diner gets to select ONE dessert, including the ice-cream. Apologies but the pictures of desserts didn’t quite turn out well so I omitted them from this post.

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A sizeable selection of wines are available but of course that’s billable.

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With a rounded belly, I waddled back to my comfy King-sized bed. :DD

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The next day, I tried to assuage my guilt with a complimentary yoga session. Executing a sun salutation pose on a pavilion over the gentle lapping waves and crisp breeze of the sea totally beats the air conditioned gym studio anytime!

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Check out time was 12pm. A quick breakfast later, I packed up and got ready to leave. The speedboat ferried all of us to Marina Bay Jetty, where the car was parked safely the last few days.

Oh Pangkor Laut Resort, what a lovely time it has been! Thank you and please remain as beautiful as you’re now for many years to come! 🙂

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NOTE:
My post serves as a a “guide” to anyone who’s thinking of booking a Resident Package so everyone can understand what’s involved from a first hand perspective.  :dd
Do read the beginning of my story –> HERE.

Terms and conditions: 

  • Package is applicable to Malaysian and Singaporean residents, including its expatriates. Proof of resident identification must be presented upon check-in. Failing which, the daily prevailing rate at check-in will be strictly enforced.
  • Rates quoted are in Ringgit Malaysia (MYR) and subject to prevailing service charge and government taxes.
  • Package is based on full prepayment and is not refundable, with a limit to five rooms available per day.
  • Package is valid for individual bookings, not group bookings.
  • A minimum stay of two nights is required.
  • Daily meals included in the package consist of:
    – Two breakfasts at Feast Village
    – Two 2-course lunches at Royal Bay Beach Club or Chapman’s Bar
    – Two set dinners at Uncle Lim’s Kitchen or Feast Village
  • Maximum of two adults and one child below 12 years old in the Hill, Garden and Beach Villas.
  • Sea and Spa Villas can only accommodate two persons above 16 years old.
  • Package is subject to availability and prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  • All activities, spa treatments and private dining experiences are subject to availability and weather conditions.

NEXT – The Spa Village at  Pangkor Laut Resort — Royal Secrets of Puteri Lindungan Bulan – the ethereal spa session I had! 🙂