Sunset View Chalet

Sunset View Chalet, Pangkor

The only chalet in Pangkor with a garden – this is only ONE description for Sunset View Chalet. Another unique feature of this chalet is that it’s a feeding base for Oriental Pied hornbills. They come to feed at 6.30pm daily, without fail since 2002.

Sunset View Chalet

Oriental Pied hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris)

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entrance to Sunset View Chalet

Accommodation at Sunset View Chalet in Teluk Nipah (Nipah Bay) includes a double bed, with spare double mattress at no additional charge, TV, air-conditioner and attached bathroom. There’s no hot shower, but it’s something that we don’t really need with our tropical weather.

Sunset View Chalet

garden aisle

Sunset View Chalet

veranda

Built in 2000 on 1/4 acre of land, just two minutes’ walk from the sandy beach, there are a total of 12 chalets. The going rate per night is between RM90 to RM150, depending on the season.

Sunset View Chalet

guest room

Sunset View Chalet

bathroom

As you can imagine, it’s just basic accommodation, but this is totally compensated with the enchanting garden, and the service par excellence provided by its proprietor, Noordin Bakar.

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Abu, the chalet’s resident cat

Sunset View Chalet

friendly Oriental Pied hornbills

During our stay there recently, Noordin, whom I addressed as “Abang Din”, was a great host who took the trouble to show us the entire Pangkor Island. I really appreciated the local knowledge, without which, I wouldn’t have enjoyed Pangkor’s offerings as much.

Sunset View Chalet

feeding time

Sunset View Chalet

hornbills here feed from the hand

Every evening, by 6.30pm, Abang Din would have prepared a big dish of cut bananas to be fed to Oriental Pied hornbills, which come to eat. Every year since 2002, he spends about RM4000 of his own money on bird food.

Sunset View Chalet

hornbills in the air

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a pair of Great hornbills (Buceros bicornis) perching on top of a distant tree

The good thing is that everyone, even non-guests, are welcome to feed the hungry birds, at no cost. Just bring along your camera, as Abang Din likes to say!

Sunset View Chalet
Add: Lot 4461, Teluk Nipah, Pangkor Island.
Tel: +605-6855448
Fax: +605-6855449
Email: sunsetviewchalet@gmail.com
Web: http://www.sunsetviewchalet.com

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