Pahang, the largest state in peninsular Malaysia,
has vast stretches of primeval rainforest that dominate the state that
offers exotic flora and fauna and wildlife. It holds invigorating hill
resorts, waterfalls, and rustic fishing villages to palm fringed beaches.
Lying in the heart of Pahang is Taman Negara, Malaysia's oldest national
park. Also within the park is also the peninsula's highest mountain,
Gunung Tahan. In the interior are many of Malaysia's famous highland
resorts such as Cameron Highlands,
Fraser's Hill and Genting Highlands,
which offers cool respite from the tropical heat.
On the coast of Pahang,
the jungle gives way to clean, palm-lined beaches, fishing villages, and
spectacular Tioman Island.
The state capital is Kuantan, and the royal town of Pekan lies about 45 KM
Archaeological finds showed that the first human settlement in Pahang was
probably at the Tembiling River. Ancient Chinese records referred to
Pahang as a vassal of the Buddhist Sumatra-based Sri Vijaya empire from
the 7th to the 13th centuries. During the 15th to the 19th century, it was
a vassal state of the Melaka Empire and later of the Johor Riau Empire.
When the latter collapsed, Bendahara Wan Ahmad of Pahang proclaimed
himself Sultan in 1882. In 1888, however, British imperialism manifested
itself in Pahang with an appointment of a British Resident. In 1896, it
became part of the Federated Malay States until the Japanese invasion.
After the war, it joined the Malayan Union and later the Federation of
Malaya which subsequently became independent
Malaysia in 1957
By road, Kuantan is only 260 km from Kuala Lumpur, and is 325 km from
Johor Bahru. Malaysian Airlines has daily flights between KLIA and
By Train, Pahang is only accessible through Mentakab and Kuala Lipis from
Kuala Lumpur and Kota Bahru. Buses and outstation taxis have regular
services between towns in neighbouring states
Full Name - Pahang Darul Makmur ("Abode of Tranquility").
Weather - Climate is tropical monsoon. The temperature is relatively
uniform within the range of 21°C to 32°C throughout the year. During the
months of January to April, the weather is generally dry and warm.
Humidity is consistently high on the lowlands ranging between 82% to 86%
per annum. The average rainfall per year is 2,032 mm to 2,540 mm and the
wettest months are from May to December.
Population - 1.6 million
Capital city - Kuantan
Royal Capital - Pekan
People - 95% Malays, 3% Thai, 1.9% Chinese and 0.1% Others
The ethnic composition is roughly - 1,000,000 Malay + Bumiputra, 233,000
Chinese, 68,500 Indians, 13,700 others, and 68,000 non-citizens.
Sultan - Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah
Major products/industries - Rich in agricultural and natural resources -
Palm oil, rubber and cocoa Timber, Fishery, as well as Petrochemical
products and tourism
Pahang has some of Malaysia
well known hill resorts. These popular highlands retreats offer cool
Cameron Highlands /
Fraser Hill /
Genting Highlands /
and is the main gateway to the east coast.
Kuantan - State Mosque - Teluk Cempedak Beach - Kuantan River Cruise -
From Kuantan to Cherating
Beserah - Balok - Cherating - Chendor Beach
Bukit Telaga Waterfalls - Jeram Besu Rapids - Lata Jeram (Jeram
Waterfalls) - Lata Lembik Waterfalls (Lembik Waterfalls)
The Royal Palace - State Museum - Pulau Keladi Cultural
Village - The Tun Razak Memorial Hall
sleepy little town is a place of peace and tranquillity, especially if
one can take a little time to enjoy the surrounding countryside. There
sre interesting sights, activities and places to visit.
The Sungai Lembing Museum - Lao Zi Temple
Gunung Tapis & Gua Charas
Gelanggi Caves - Gunung Senyum Caves - Sungai Pandan Waterfalls -
Gandah Elephant Sanctuary - Jenderak Seladang & Sambar Deer Sanctuary
- Tekam Plantation Resort
white sand, swaying palms and cool waterfalls. It offers visitors many
fun filled water sports.
Diving in Tioman
With extensive coral reefs teeming with a wide variety of tropical
fish large and small, Tioman also has over a dozen wrecks offering
something for every level of divers.
View Map with zoom view of Pahang State
Kuantan Town - Tioman Island - Taman Negara - Tasik Bera
remote lake is located in the middle of Pahang state. A great place
for total isolation and activities like jungle trekking and fishing.
Legends - Activities - Fish farm - Orang Asli Settlement - Staying -
in southwest Pahang, it remains both a unique and remote wetland
wilderness, which supports a diversity of animal and plant life, and
sustains the livelihood of the 'Semelai' branch of the Orang Asli
people inhabiting the wetlands.
Seasons - Wildlife - Fishes - Activities - The Semalai Homestay -
Accommodation - Getting There
than the Congo or the Amazon, it is the premier park in Peninsula
Malaysia. Lush vegetation, limestone caves, raging rivers, Falls, and
diverse flora & fauna.
River rafting, Fishing, Jungle trekking, Camping etc
in natural surroundings with cascading waterfalls, mountain streams
and a variety of flora and fauna - it offers great adventure
Kenong Rimba Map
over one million years old it has hectares of virgin jungles with some
of the most exotic species of tropical plants and animal life and is
one of the last remaining lowland forests in Malaysia
Dubbed as Bandar Udang Galah or Giant Prawn Town, - is a haven for
king prawn fishing and adventure activities. Kuala Rompin is within
the triangle of some of the most fascinating attractions in the State
Lipis is one of the earliest settlements in Pahang
Istana Hinggap - Lipis District Administrative Building - The Pahang
Club House - Clifford School - Empang Jaleh - The Government Rest
House & Museum - Gunung Merapoh