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PAHANG - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

PLACES OF INTEREST

Nature & Adventure - Magnificent wilderness

 
 

MAGNIFICENT WILDERNESS

Pahang 130 million-year-old rainforest is home to a fascinating range of plants, animals, birds and reptiles. Its pristine lakes offer spectacular sights while its majestic cave formations and rushing rapids provide unrivalled thrills.

 
 

TAMAN NEGARA

 

 

For a truly back-to-nature experience, plan a trip to Taman Negara or the National Park. Covering an area of 434, 350 ha. Taman Negara has been a focus of plant and animal evolution longer than any other forest in the world. The park straddles across three states. Over half of its total area including its headquarters at Kuala Tahan is in Pahang.

 

Tourists will be amazed at the diversity of flora and fauna encountered. Look out for the giant buttressed tualang trees as they tower 200 feet above you in the dense dipterocarp forest. From here, one can also begin the ascent up Peninsular Malaysia? s highest mountain, Gunung Tahan at 2,187 m above sea level. Wildlife can be observed from ?hides? overlooking salt licks and grassy clearings. Get a bird?seye view of the park on the longest canopy walkway in the world. Before you leave, be sure to visit the Orang Asli settlement.

 

Visitors can access the park via Kuala Tahan or Sungai Relau, Merapoh in Pahang. Other entry points are Kuala Koh in Kelantan and Tanjung Mentong in Terengganu. Permits and licenses can be obtained from the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN) offices in Kuala Lumpur and at the entrances to the park.

 

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KENONG RIMBA PARK

 

 

This park is sprawled over 120 sq km with its eastern and northern boundaries fringing Taman Negara. Caving is a popular sport here. Climbing the Kesong Valley Range will lead to the many caves in the park. The more popular ones are Gua Hijau (Green Cave), Gua Buta (Blind Cave) and Gua Harimau (Tiger Cave). Take a cruise along Kenong River and enjoy the scenic view. Accommodation here consists of chalets and campsites. From Kuala Lipis town, the park is accessible by a 2-hour boat ride and a trek to the base camp.

 

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LAKE BERA

 

 

Lake Bera, measuring approximately 35 km long and 20 km wide, is the largest natural freshwater lake in Peninsular Malaysia. It is also Malaysia?s first Ramsar site, a recognition given to wetland areas for its international importance in nature conservation. Nature enthusiasts will be thrilled to discover nearly 328 species of flora, 200 species of birds, 50 mammals and more than 95 species of fish in the lake area. Enjoy a river safari or go trekking to catch sight of monkeys and flying squirrels. A boat ride around the lake will be a memorable experience as the boatsmen skilfully navigate through the maze of vegetation. Spend a night at the resort and visit the Semelai tribe to watch their interesting method of collecting resin from Keruing trees. Lake Bera is situated 163 km from Kuantan.

 
 
 

LAKE CHINI

 

 

About 100 km southwest of Kuantan lies Lake Chini, Malaysia?s second largest natural lake. It teems with a variety of freshwater fish, and the surrounding wilderness is home to unique flora and fauna. Primates such as Whitehanded gibbons, Long-tailed macaques, Pig-tailed macaques and Banded langurs have been sighted here. At certain times of the year, the lotus-filled lake is a sight to behold. Legends and folklores enshroud the lake with a mystical aura. Lake Chini is said to be the site of a submerged Khmer city, guarded by a mythical creature. A host of activities can be enjoyed here, including boat rides, fishing trips and jungle trekking. For a fascinating experience, visit the Jakun settlement, one of Pahang?s indigenous peoples and take home a unique handicraft. Overnight visitors can enjoy a stay in the solitary lakeside resort.

 
 
 

JERAM BESU

 

 

Jeram Besu or Besu Rapids is definitely a must for those raring for adventure and thrills. Just 30 km from the town of Raub, Jeram Besu is one of the best white-water rafting sites in the country. Other thrilling activities here include flying fox, off-road adventures, abseiling, caving and jungle trekking. Visitors can choose to camp out in the wild and take a relaxing dip in the Lata Berembun waterfalls nearby.

 
 
 

KOTA GELANGGI CAVES

 

Marvel at the astonishing geological formations of this million-year-old cave system, located 30 km east of Jerantut. Explore its cave chambers, once home to prehistoric communities. Among the popular showcaves here are Terang Bulan, which takes about an hour to explore. The Kota Gelanggi Service Centre offers further information on the caves, and exhibits artefacts such as pottery and bones of early humans.

 
 
 

TEKAM PLANTATION RESORT

 

 

Fresh air, chirping of birds and lush greenery greet visitors to this hideaway. Located approximately 130 km from Kuala Lumpur, this resort offers a refreshing ambience of being surrounded by tropical trees and fruit orchards. Tempt your palate with exotic fruits such as durian, rambutan, mango, banana, guava and mangosteen. Visit the cocoa, coffee, oil palm and rubber plantations and be greeted by the sound of geese and roosters. The Tekam Plantation Resort is popular with groups for its 9-hole golf course and many recreational facilities.

 
 
 

ENDAU ROMPIN STATE PARK

 

 

Explore the wonders of nature in this ancient rainforest. The Endau-Rompin State Park is the second largest national park in Peninsular Malaysia, named after the Endau and Rompin Rivers that flow through the park. It is one of the country?s last remaining lowland dipterocarp forests, straddled across the states of Pahang and Johor. The untouched wilderness awaits nature lovers with a host of attractions including a variety of flora and fauna, majestic rock formations, lovely waterfalls and rivers. Go on a trek to discover its rare plants or climb the challenging terrain for a breathtaking view of the jungle canopy. Enjoy the adrenaline rush as you go kayaking in its rapids. Bird-watchers will be fascinated with the nearly 250 species of birds which make their home here. Permits must be obtained before entering this nature reserve. Trekkers will be guided by forest rangers to ensure safety.

 

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GUNUNG SENYUM RECREATIONAL FOREST

 

 

This recreational forest is a paradise for nature lovers. The Gunung Senyum and Jebak Puyuh caves, the main attractions here, offer avid explorers hours of thrill. The former consists of approximately 18 caves, a favourite among explorers and researchers for their impressive formations and million-year-old fossils. An ancient tomb within the caves is of archaelogical interest. The Jebak Puyuh Cave system, located further away, contains seven caves. Its variety of cave-dwelling insects and plants await discovery. Lucky visitors may even chance upon albino pythons that inhabit the cool, dark crevices of the cavern. A host of outdoor activities can be arranged for groups.

 
 
 

SELADANG CONSERVATION CENTRE

 

This 50-hectare area in South Jenderak,about 130 km from Kuantan, is sanctuary to the endangered seladang or gaur. It is the second largest land mammal after the elephant and is said to be one of the wildest animals. Enjoy this rare and thrilling opportunity to stand close to them.

 

Open: Mondays - Fridays (9.00am-4.30pm)

Contact: 609-286 1827.

 
 
 

DEERLAND PARK

 

This deer sanctuary is situated in Bukit Rengit, Lanchang, about 140 km from Kuantan. Traverse the park?s Nature Garden on an elevated boardwalk and marvel at its varieties of herbs and plants. The highlight of a visit here will be the interesting and fascinating deer-feeding session. The park?s Animal World offers attractions such as ostriches, peacocks, deer's and a sun bear. Visitors can also go camping or join a guided tour to learn basic jungle survival skills. Animal World is open daily from 11.00am to 6.00pm, except on Fridays. Visits to Nature Garden is by appointment.

 

Contact : 609 - 277 9305

 
 
 
 

PLACES OF INTEREST

Nature & Adventure - Magnificent wilderness

PAHANG - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA