During our previous trips to Pangkor Island we had to parked our car in Lumut and then take a ferry across to the island. Lumut at those times were full of tourists, especially locals. Our recent trip gives us a different view of this town. It is very quiet with few tourists around. Even the jetty area is quiet. I asked the shop owner selling dried seafood about the quietness of the town and the effect on his business. He said business is bad because Malaysians are now on a tight budget. Everything is so expensive. Nowadays he only waits for school and public holidays and special religious celebration to make some sale.
Maybe people are now using a faster way to get to Pangkor Island via Marina Island/Resort which is about 6 km from Lumut. I have not been there but read that it takes only 10 mins to reach Pangkor island whereas it takes about 40 mins from Lumut. Will check it out some day to see if it is crowded with tourists.
As for food, nothing much to look forward to here. Mainly Muslim food.