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Lumut, Malaysia

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Lumut, Malaysia

Royal Malaysian Navy training ship KD Hang Tuah (left) and multi-role support ship KD Mahawangsa seen berthed at Lumut Naval Base
Naval shipbuilding at BNS, located in Lumut

Lumut is a coastal town (population 31,880) in the state of Perak, Malaysia, situated about 84 km from Ipoh, 12 km from the town of Sitiawan and it is the gateway to Pangkor Island. It is noted for seashell and coral handicrafts. This once little-known fishing town has since become the home base of the Royal Malaysian Navy and the site of the biggest naval shipbuilder in Malaysia, Boustead Naval Shipyard.

Lumut in Malay means moss, lichen, or seaweed. In its early days, the beach was said to be rich in moss, so the local people called it Lumut. Lumut jetty is the staging-off point to offshore islands, including Pangkor Island and Marina Island.


Lumut has a sheltered jetty. A large Hock Chew community moved from there to Sitiawan. The estuary was formerly characterised by damp mossy soils on reddish earth. Tin and lumber were transported there by elephants and sampans, from as far away as Kinta.


Since 1993, six U.S. Navy warships had been repaired at Lumut's dockyard at a cost of RM 1.6 million. The warships were the USNS Sioux (T-ATF-171), USS Tuscaloosa (LST-1187), USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43), USS Schenectady (LST-1185), USS Rushmore (LSD-47), and USS Reid (FFG-30).

External links

  • Perak Government Portal

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