Located about a hundred meters from Nipah Bay, Giam Island is a popular spot every tourist should not miss when visiting Pangkor Island. It is one of the 2 popular smaller islands fronting Teluk Nipah that are known snorkeling stops. The other neighboring island is Mentangor Island. It is very popular for snorkeling and even picnicking for families.
Although Nipah Bay is very popular in Pangkor, the most beautiful beach can be found in the islands including Giam Island, which can be swum during high tide or can be crossed by foot during low tide. You can also charter a kayak to paddle out on both islands of Giam and Mentangor. Besides swimming and enjoying the beach, wading across the island during low tide is one of the most exciting activities you could and should try. When you’re on this activity, head off to Pasir Giam Beach in the morning where the tide is still ankle-level. Also, pay careful attention to the rising tides. Obviously, you don’t want to be stranded in Pulau Giam. There are a lot of tourists wading across so just check the crowd movement when it’s time to head back. While walking across, you’ll come across some stunning, colorful corals and aquatic life including seaweeds, sea cucumbers which are popularly sold in town for its healing properties and starfish. For nature lovers, it’s the perfect moment to snap some close shots of these creatures when the water level is still extremely low. [Read more…]