Pulau Giam

Pulau Giam, Pangkor: Address, Pulau Giam Reviews: 3.5/5

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atakez
5 contributions
1) Boat ride cost around RM120 per family

2) Snorkelling - not as expected. The water is not as expected, no fish swimming around and quite dangerous snorkelling as a lot of slippery rock/thorny

3) Not as per pictures or googling around. Maybe due to too many people visiting here and it is no longer beautiful
Written 23 August 2020
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Ezhamk
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia151 contributions
a short boat ride from the main island. good snorkelling site and just veg out on the sand. bring your own picnic basket.
Written 26 July 2020
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AdeGan
Sungai Buloh, Malaysia235 contributions
Family
Alot of nice Islands around Pangkor. In good days u get clear beach water. In low tide, was told that we can even walk across from Coral beach to Giam Island.

Two ways to get to GIAM Island from Coral Beach
1) Kayak - RM30/hour.
Max 2pax. Great for work out.
2) Speed boat for 4pax.
Cost RM70. Can go further, see more and faster.

The beach here are badly managed. Alot of garbage left by visitors - SAD.
Written 1 April 2020
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Kim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia371 contributions
Pulau Giam was almost never being heard of…but today, almost all visitors to Pulau Pangkor will flock here. There’s a boat landing and picking up visitors almost every 10 minutes or so… Indeed, this small outcrop of rock provides a splendid light snorkeling adventure where fishes swam to take your bread off your hand. The sea water here is crystal clear, sand is smooth and fine. It’s beautiful indeed.
This “island” where everybody lands, play and swim is only less than 30 metres wide. It’s merely a few steps to “the other side of the island”. That’s why I refer it as an outcrop. A relatively good swimmer with a fin can leisurely swim round the island in more or less 10 minutes!
Boats ferrying tourists have a tight landing spot squeezed between swimmers and rocks to a sandy beach. This spot is where it’s sandy whereas the other side of the island where the boat operators tell us to go snorkeling is rocky and slippery. It’s quite dangerous…my feet slipped and was caught in between 2 rocks and I ended up with a cut and bruises. Many swimmers appeared to have their foot bruised too. The side where the boats land their visitors is nice…sand leads into the sea. You can wade into the sea and snorkel without any hassle.
Maybe the state government can upgrade this place so that boats landing and tourists snorkeling won’t come into contact so dangerously near. You can collect a fee for those visiting Pulau Giam for the upgrading works.
Written 27 January 2020
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Harrison F. Carter
Cologne, Germany10,599 contributions
Friends
We swam to it one day (although could have literally waded to it, the water is so shallow) and kayaked to it another day. Its lovely to be there and to look around. We'll worth any effort you make to get there.
Written 26 December 2019
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JackyTanSG
Singapore, Singapore2,740 contributions
Couples
The island is pretty small. The only activity you can do here is swimming. However, some part the seabed can be quite rocky due to the corals. There is also no facilities where you can store your belongings. What we like about here is its clear swimming waters.
Written 21 October 2019
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Sumomo C
Jakarta, Indonesia156 contributions
If you are in Pangkor you have to come to this island for sure. You only need like 10-15 minutes to reach the island by boat, and you also can ask the boat to wait for you to do snorkeling, or just playing around at the beach.

The sand is really clean, white, and during weekdays and low season, it's just so quiet that you will feel you have the entire island for yourself <3

Bonus, you can see Pangkor Island (especially the Teluk Nipah & Coral Beach, as well as Lie Jen Kong Temple) from here, too, giving you a different view from what you always see from Pangkor side :)
Written 20 August 2019
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Nur Muhamad
Sungai Petani, Malaysia816 contributions
Couples
The area popular for Snorkeling. Lot of package provider available at the beach. Price ranging from Rm80-120 per boat type. Come early morning since during lunch hours, its very hot. Bring lotion to avoid burn or wear long sleeves shirt.

If you take snorkeling package, don't forget to test the snorkeling equipment before entering the boat. Check if there are any leaking. Beside that, bring roti/bread to attract fish around you.
Written 19 April 2019
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James O
Connemara, Ireland1,382 contributions
Friends
Reviewed this place as coral beach mistake. Two hours enough here. 25 Myr trip per person boat from coral beach. Two places on island one in the middle really rocky area. Snorkeling boots recommended. Other spot small beach with shop. No beer sold here. Comfortable spot to relax. Island looks better from a distance. A place to pass away an afternoon that's about it.
Written 11 July 2018
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Mark D
Penang Island, Malaysia1,301 contributions
Couples
Walking on Pristine, clean, sandy beaches on a nearby [to Coral/Nipah Beaches] small island is a "TRUE PLEASURE"!! This beach can easily be reached by boats found along Coral Beach!!
This "Caribbean style" beach has many trees which line the beach and provide shade. Its a very enjoyable beach to relax on, read a book, walk along and swim!!
Written 14 January 2018
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