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Pangkor Island Part 3 – Hornbill Feeding at Sea View Resort

Location : Pulau Pangkor, Perak, Malaysia.

We made our second visit to Sea View Resort at 7am on our final day in Pangkor to make sure we could catch the feeding. There was no feeding the day before on the usual 5pm schedule. Datuk Tan Yee Khan the boss was there sitting at the table waiting for the hornbills to come.

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The sea at 7 in the morning

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Watching Datuk Tan feeding his feathered friends

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With Datuk Tan Yee Khan

Greeted the famous giant and hardest smasher in badminton of the 60s. Sat next to him to hear him talk about his heydays in which he and his partner Datuk Ng Boon Bee ruled the badminton world. The photos of his heroic days proudly hung behind his hotel reception counter. More than 5 decades and the man still looked just as great. Respect.accommodation,, Oriental pied hornbill, 犀鸟, bird feeding, Perak, Pulau Pangkor, Island, Sea View Resort, Tourism, tourist attraction, travel guide, 旅游景点, 邦咯岛, 霹靂州, 马来西亚 accommodation, Oriental pied hornbill, 犀鸟, bird feeding, Perak, Pulau Pangkor, Island, Sea View Resort, Tourism, tourist attraction, travel guide, 旅游景点, 邦咯島, 霹靂州, 马来西亚

The moment I came here for finally came true when a pair of Oriental Pied Hornbills landed on a wooden beam about 3m away from the feeding table, somewhat cautious looking, probably because of a white cat that was nearby. Oriental pied hornbill, 犀鸟, bird feeding, destination, family vacation, holiday. fishing village, Sea View Resort, Tourism, tourist attraction, 旅游景点, 邦咯岛, 霹靂州, 马来西亚With a little bit of verbal coaxing from Datuk Tan, the pair finally dived toward the sausage discs that was laid out in replacement of the usual papaya as the fruit was getting scarce in the market.backpackers, Anthracoceros albirostris, 犀鸟, bird feeding, Datuk Tan Yee Khan, destination, Pulau, Sea View Resort, Tourism, tourist attraction, travel guide, 旅游景点, 邦咯島, 霹靂州, 马来西亚Oriental pied, Anthracoceros albirostris, 犀鸟, Datuk Tan Yee Khan, destination, vacation. Sea View Resort, Tourism, tourist attraction, travel guide, 旅游景点, 霹靂州, 马来西亚, 邦咯岛, backpackers, Anthracoceros albirostris, 犀鸟, destination, family vacation, Perak, Malaysia, Pulau, Island, Tourism, tourist attraction, travel guide, 旅游景点, 邦咯岛, 霹靂州, 马来西亚 Oriental pied, Anthracoceros albirostris, 犀鸟, Datuk Tan Yee Khan, destination, holiday. laut, Sea View Resort, Tourism, tourist attraction, travel guide, 旅游景点, 邦咯島, 霹靂州, 马来西亚 backpackers, Oriental pied hornbill, Anthracoceros albirostris, 犀鸟, bird feeding, destination, family vacation. Perak, Pulau, Tourism, tourist attraction, travel guide, 旅游景点, 邦咯岛, 霹靂州, 马来西亚 Anthracoceros albirostris, 犀鸟, backpackers, Datuk Tan Yee Khan, destination, family holiday. Perak, Pulau, Sea View Resort, Tourism, tourist attraction, travel guide, 旅游景点, 邦咯岛, Just as reminder, visitors should bring along fruits as the hotel do not charge for the entrance to watch the feeding. Hornbills are omnivorous so sausage was fine. There were only two that morning although I was expecting more like 10 years ago when I first visited the hotel for the feeding. There were at about 10 then including the bigger rhinocerous. I had to accept the fact that time had changed. Perhaps, in another decade there might be none left and only then will Pangkor folks realize what a treasure these beautiful birds were in their backyard once upon a time.

After fulfilling the mission I came here for, we left early for the ferry ride to the mainland.

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Goodbye Pangkor

We took a taxi to nearby Sitiawan, a Foochow town, to have a taste of its famous ‘kongpia’ a unique and chewy sort of bagel.

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Hunting and finding the kong pia shop in Sitiawan

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