Pahang, Malaysia - 15 best Nature and Adventure in Pahang

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The oldest Tropical Rain Forest in the world can only be found in Malaysia, and the best place to discover its secret is none other than the state of Pahang. We are proud host to Taman Negara( The National Park), the only park in the world that can lay claim to keeping the original Tropical Rain Forest, undisturbed since 130 million years ago. 

We will listed the best 15 places for tourist/ nature lover must visit to Pahang, the state of nature in Peninsular Malaysia

Bentong

 

An Entry Point to Pahang

 

Bentong is situated about 48 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur. Bentong is a small but busy town, whose prosperity is derived from the thriving rubber and timber industries. A bend of the old and the new, Bentong offers many fine examples of pre-war architecture along its street. As in other districts in Pahang, Bentong has its own place of interest.


What are the place to visit in Bentong?

There are many places to visit in Bentong Pahang for nature lover and tourist.
Places to Visit in Bentong :

 

1. Chamang Waterfalls

chamang-waterfall

Chamang Waterfalls is located about 16 kilometeres from the town, off the trunk road of Bentong - Raub. Fed by the rivers, which begin at the Titiwangsa Range, Chamang Waterfalls is an ideal spot for family picnics. Public toilets, food stalls, parking lots, camping sites are available for visitors.

2. Suria Hot Springs

Suria Hot Springs

This delightful retreat is located approximately 69 km north of Kuala Lumpur and about 01 hours’ drive from Kuala Lumpur via the Gombak – Karak Highway. The dissolved minerals in the waters are said to be the most therapeutic for the body. Surrounded by lust mountain greenery, the springs are an excellent place to soak and relax.

Contact : 603 -78064752
Fax : 603 -78064753
Email : reservation@suriaresorts.com
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3. Lentang Forest Recreation Park

Lentang Forest Recreation Park

At kilometer 48 of the Kuala Lumpur - Karak Highway is Lentang Forest Recreation Park. The Forest reserve provides excellent camping sites for holiday makers and is an ideal place for both a relaxing and educational outing for families. The park boasts an auboreturn where trees and plants are cultivated for scientific and medical research. It is located around 32 kilometers from Bentong, near KL - Karak Highways. Public toilets, food stalls, parking lots, camping sites are available for visitors.
Contact : 609 - 222 1039

4. Mempaga Homestay

Mempaga Homestay

It is located about 34 kilometers from bentong and 10 kilometers from karak. Homestay Felda Mempaga provides important equipments for visitors along the homestay program.
Contact : 6013 - 223 3543

5. Bentong Happy Farm

Bentong Happy Farm (BHF) is an outdoor adventure campsite located on a farm. Established in 2017, the campsite provides various types of outdoor activities such as Personal challenges, Team building activities, Extreme sports, hands-on Farm experience, and Night activities. All activities are guided by experienced instructors. Accommodation for overnight stay and meeting facilities are available as well.

For more information can refer to our website http://bentonghappyfarm.com/. If you want to book with us can contact via telephone at +6016 7744869 or email at admin@bentonghappyfarm.com.

lease download full flyers of Bentong Happy Farm Campsite here - Bentong Happy Farm Presentation File

Activities

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  1. Kayaking
  2. Archery
  3. Stand Up Paddling
  4. Ninja Warrior   

Extreme Activities

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  • River Tubing 
  • Rock climbing
  • Field Game
  • 8ft Wall
  • Raft Building
  • Survivor Race

Temerloh

 

Temerloh Highlights

Temerloh ikan patin

Temerloh, the second largest town in Pahang is situated on the banks of Pahang River into which Sungai Semantan flows. It is located about 130 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur. Famous for its highly-prized fresh water fish, the 'patin', the river is an ideal jump-off point to the routes that lead to Taman Negara and Tasik Bera.

Temerloh town sits at the confluence of the Pahang and Semantan Rivers, which is why it is rich with freshwater fish such as Patin (silver catfish), Jelawat, Baung, Tenggalan, Lampam, Belida, Tilapia and Kerai. As the home of the Patin fish, the Temerloh folks have special dishes that bring out the best taste of the fish. Located along the town's riverside, Pekan Sehari is a place where all kinds of goods and commodities can be found and sold at a reasonable price.

Kuala Gandah Elephant Santuary

Kuala Gandah Elephant Santuary

Lanchang is a small village where you can find an elephant sanctuary named Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre or the Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary. The elephant sanctuary was established in 1989 within the Krau Wildlife Reserve, and is managed by the Malaysian Department of Wildlife and National Parks.
Here many orphaned elephants are raised and given shelter. Not long after tourists found out about the elephant shelter the town quickly evolved into a popular tourist attraction. Kuala Gandah (Lanchang) is probably the best place on Peninsular Malaysia to come face to face with an elephant.

Rehabilitating and relocating elephants

Mainly due to agricultural development the elephants' natural foraging grounds shrunk smaller and smaller over time. Finding food became more difficult and as a result some of the elephants were found in plantations and sometimes even in the small towns looking for food.
As the Asian Elephant is an endangered species; people are encouraged not to kill or hurt the animals but to report them to the Department of Wildlife and National Parks so they can capture, rehabilitate and relocate the elephants to the larger national parks throughout Peninsular Malaysia (like Taman Negara).
The past 25 years the staff at Kuala Gandah (currently over 35 people work at the sanctuary) helped to prevent the further decrease of the elephant population by relocating over 400 wild elephants back into the wild.
Some might say that the elephant conservation centre is nothing more than a tourist attraction. Though this might be partly true, it also plays a big role into creating more awareness among the public (locals and tourists alike).

Especially fun for kids

Families that are traveling with kids should not miss a visit to Kuala Gandah. Kids will forever fall in love with elephants after they experience the close interaction at Kuala Gandah. Visitors can witness feeding and bathing of the elephants; a great experience especially for children.
To minimize stress for the elephants visitors can only see the elephants 2 times a day. Bathing of the elephants is only possible if water levels are high enough.
Important to watch is the National Geographic Video documentary that is shown a few times daily; weekdays at 1pm, 1.30pm & 2pm (on Fridays only), weekends at 12.30pm, 1pm & 1.30pm.

How to get to Kuala Gandah

It is roughly a two hour drive from Kuala Lumpur (around 200km). There are organized tours from Kuala Lumpur, though you can also get a taxi or rent a car to drive there yourself.
The elephant sanctuary is located along the East Coast Expressway between Kuala Lumpur and the city of Kuantan in eastern peninsular.
From the main highway you get off at exit 816 Lanchang Interchange (Lanchang/Raub/Kuala Lipis).
From there you can follow the signs to Kuala Gandah (or keep heading towards Lanchang). The sanctuary is opened daily between 10.30 and about 4pm.

Gunung Senyum

 

Gunung Senyum

Gunung Senyum or the Smiling Mountain Recreational Park, at 1,549 metres above sea level is an important archeological site. It is located on the Pahang River bank about 68 kilometres away from the town of Temerloh via kampung Awah and Felda Jengka 18.

The park is a part of the Jengka Forest Reserve, which covers an area of 794 hectares. Surrounded by oil palm plantations of the Jengka Felda scheme, there are two main mountains within the park, Gunung Senyum and Gunong Jebak Puyoh, the former being a popular spot to tourist and researchers.

Gunung Senyum is made up of limestone and rock, estimated to be around 3,000 years old, whilst the lowlands on the east is made of mudstone and shale estimated at around 2,100 years old.

There are 19 caves found within the park, and among the caves that arouse greater interest to scientific researchers and archeologists :

  1. Gua Terang Bulan
  2. Gua Hidang
  3. Gua Taman Satu
  4. Gua Taman Dua
  5. Gua Angin
  6. Gua Merlap
  7. Gua Kolam Tuju
  8. Gua Gajah
  9. Gua Gelap

Among the most famous legend in Gunung Senyum is the story of Tok Long, is a noble person, Tok Long who is said to have married an elf in this mountain region. The consequences of breaking a promise, Tok Long failed to find his wife back in causing elves decided meditating on it until his death. Grave in Gua Makam Tok Long is said to be evidence of a long story handed down from generation to generation.

Gaur Rehabilitation Centre Jenderak

Gaur Rehabilitation Centre Jenderak

The Seladang or Guar (bos gaurus) breeding cente in Jenderak, Temerloh, was opened in 1982 with sole aim of providing a sanctuary for the protected seladang which has been classified as vulnerable.Occupying an area of about 20 hectares, the centre has 27 animals enclosures and paddocks.

The seladang is Malaysia's second largest land mammals after the elephants. Shy but sociable by nature, the seladangs used to roam freely in the Rain Forest where lowland river valleys are their preferred grazing grounds. However, logging coupled with the extensive opening of lands for agriculture and housing forced the seladang to abandon their natural habitats.

The centre also runs a breeding programme for sambar deers. There are currently about 40 animals, but small herds of one male and several females are kept in separate enclosures.

Deerland

Deerland

`Up Close and Personal with the Wildlife"

Located in a natural rainforest just a stone throw away from Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary and Krau Wildlife Reserve at Bukit Rengit Lanchang, Pahang.

It is about 2 hours away from Kuala Lumpur. The serene and prestine natural environment is filled with abundance of flora and fauna. Learn about the jungle, get in touch with your spiritual innerself. Feed the animals, appreciate what nature have to to offer. (Animals includes monkeys, deer, snakes, sun bear and many more!)

More Things To Do In Temerloh

1. Pekan Sehari Temerloh

This weekly bazaar happened to be on Sunday held at Lurah Semantan from as early as 7.00 am until 1.00 pm. People from local villages come to sell their products such as all kinds of vegetables, fruits, traditional delicious foods, fresh water fish from the river, ulam (vegetable taken raw) as well as clothes.

They are selling their products on both sides of the road along the mosque, water front until the mini stadium. REBONG (Young Bamboo Shoot) is a favorite delicacy, cook with fresh water fish and coconut milk. Not to be missed is IKAN PATIN MASAK TEMPOYAK (cat fish cook with Durian paste) as this is what Temerloh famous for. If you are looking for fresh water fishes then this is the right place. Here you can easily buy ikan Patin, Temoleh/Temelian, Baung, Haruan, Tapah, Kaloi, Tengalan, Belida, Kerai, Lampam, Jelawat and ikan mungkus (only in season) usually after the flood resume. Although you will find the price is a little bit deer due to the high demand but it is always negotiable.

Whenever you are in Temerloh, don’t forget to eat Ikan Patin Masak Tempoyak and Chicken Rice at Temerloh Old Town perhaps it’s one of the best in the country. You can also take away for other member of your family. For those who would like to take some raw Ikan Patin back home, just go to Bangau Tanjung village, buy them from the owner directly.

2. Homestay Program

There are 3 homestay programs in Temerloh :

Desa Murni - You can take a taxi ride or bus to Desa Murni from Temerloh or Jerantut. Contact : 6019 - 986 5070

Rumpun Makmur - There are no bus services to Rumpun Makmur. Contact : 6019 - 930 8559

Jengka 25 - There are no bus services to Jengka 25. Contact : 6019 - 957 7788

3. Visit Institut Bio-Diversiti Kebangsaan

It is located in Rengit Hill. 18 kilometers from Lanchang Village. Visitors can get a glimpse of wildlife exhibition and museum

Contact : 609 - 279 0448

Open : Monday - Friday, Office hour.

Nearby : Deer Farm / Bukit Rengit Waterfall / Orang Asli Village

4. Fishing

Pahang river is one of the best fishing ground in the state. There are many different species of fresh water fishes as well as (Udang Galah) fresh water prawn, Patin, Kerai, Temelian, Tengalan and Kaloi to name s few. Peoples from outside, come to Temerloh to go fishing in the river. Some just come for the day, some pitch up tent for the night with their friends. This activity happen all year round especially during dry season between March – October.

Bring along your fishing equipments, look for remote area and find a suitable and pleasant place where there are ‘LUBOK’ a deep pool. In certain village you can hire a motorize boat or canoe to move around the river in search of right and convenience spot. With good baits, right time, right place and a little bit of luck will bring a good catch. The best time for fishing is in the morning and evening of the day. You also can use the floating net as this method used to catch more fishes. Sometimes, during dry season where sand bars are around, you can use trawling net too, to catch big and small fishes.

5. The Pahang River Rafting

The Pahang International River Rafting Expedition was first held in 2001 organized by the State Government of Pahang. The main objective of this event is to promote Pahang river as a destination for nature & adventure enthusiasts. ‘Experience The Extraordinary Pahang River’.

Temerloh is just a perfect place to start your expedition and end up at Pekan. Meet and talk to the local people as they are used to this kind of activity. Hire them to build a bamboo raft according to the size that you need and the price is always negotiable. Take basic camping gears, cooking facilities, insect repellent, plastic canvas, clothing, foods and drinking water for you. You may stop at certain villages on the way to get foods supply as well as staying overnight. Pitch your tent on the sand bar is a wonderful experience. You are advise to do this activity during daylight only and the best time is between March – October.

It will takes 5/6 day to reach Pekan, anyhow the duration will depend on the water level. As you go downstream the water flow swiftly and the river get wider and shallower. During dry season, you must know to choose and meander the right part of the river otherwise you might end up pushing your raft. Make sure your raft is equip with 2 paddles and 2 poles. ‘Safety must always come first’, do not jump into water if you can’t swim and always wear a life jacket. Here are some suggested places/villages for you to stop/stay overnight, namely GUAI, KUALA TRIANG, KUALA BERA, CHENOR, PESAGI, LUBOK PAKU, SERENGKAM, BELIMBING, PALOH HINAI, PULAU MANIS, GANCHONG before end up at Pekan (The Royal Town).

Lipis

Lipis

The town of Kuala Lipis evolved at the confluence of the Lipis River and Jelai River. Due to its strategic location, the town grew into a prominent trading and commercial centre in the state. So prominent was the town that the British, who came to Pahang since 1872 made Kuala Lipis the state capital in 1891, and remained so until 1955 when Kuantan, the present state capital took over the honors. Now, though no longer a bustling trading centre, it remains as the administrative centre for the district of Lipis, one of the largest districts in Pahang.

As a town that was formerly the state capital, Kuala Lipis is dotted by many historical buildings and structures of colo- nial architectures. Among them are the various govern- ment office buildings in the town, the Clifford School, the rest house at Residency Hill and the Pahang Club buildings. Railway service in Kuala Lipis started in 1926, when the railway tracks from Johor Bahru in the south that have already reached Gemas in Negeri Sembilan were extended to Kuala Lipis and Cegar Perah in the north. Later, the railway tracks up north was extended to reach Tumpat in Kelantan.

Kenong Rimba Park

Kenong Rimba Park

Kenong Rimba Park is located at the fringe of Taman Negara on its eastern and northern boundaries. This green precinct covers a sprawling 128 square kilometres of pahang's tropical rainforest. Kenong Rimba Park is home to pockets of limestone caves, which have become the destination of splunking enthusiasts. The crystal clear waters that flow through the park and high cascading waterfalls are exotic backdrops to a large array of flora and fauna.

Fascinating Flora & Fauna

Kenong Rimba Park is dominated by lowland forests and riverine vegetation. Epiphytic vegetation such as ferns & wild orchids are abundant here, also lofty tualang tree (kompassia excelsa). Also in abundance is the gigantic ficus tree or pokok ara, which is popularly featured in many local folklore, proverbs and rhymes. A profusion of pink and white water lilies floating on scattered water bodies around the park adds to the enchantment.

Wildlife

Elephants, tapirs, leopards and deers are found in small numbers. Smaller mammals such as porcupines, mousedeers, flying foxes, and river otters are easier to notice along the jungle trails. However, like in any other parts of the Tropical Rain Forest, these animals are easier heard than sighted, all due to the very dense vegetations. 

Caves in Kenong Rimba Park

Caves in Kenong Rimba Park :
Gua Batu Tinggi - Home to a variety of exotic orchids, Gua Batu Tinggi is one of the most popular caves in Kenong Rimba Park. The boat like interior is a sight to beolds. Its proximity to other caves makes a visit worth the effort.
Gua Harimau
Gua Hijau
Gua Buta
Gua Batu Tangkup
Gua Batu Tangga

Bird Watching

Kenong Rimba Park is a haven to bird watchers and nature lovers. The park is home to about 200 species of wild birds. Murai Batu (copsuchus malabaricus) is prized by bird lovers for their singing ability. Occasionally, hornbills and fishing eagles make their presence felt.

Note :
A qualified and registered guide must accompany any visitor entering the park. They are responsible for submitting visitors' registration forms to the Kuala Lipis District Forest Office prior to entering the park.

Taman Negara Sungai Relau

Taman Negara Sungai Relau

It is located on the western side of Taman Negara in Peninsular Malaysia. The park was opened to the public in August 1993. The park office is 7 km from Merapoh which is about 30 km south of Gua Musang, Kelantan and 100 km north of Kuala Lipis.

Taman Negara Sungai Relau is the popular point for jungle trekking and mountain climbing to Gunung Tahan (2187 meters). The route to Gunung Tahan is about 2 days as compared to the longer trek of 5 days from Kuala Tahan. It is recognized as one of the toughest trek in the country. A 14-km jeep trail links Sungai Relau to Kuala Juram, the foot hill for climbing Gunung Tahan.

Popular trails in Taman Negara Sg Relau

Interpretive Trail - it provides introduction to the rainforest and the ecosystem. 30 - 45 minutes. Easy stroll with 20 stations that teach you about tree features, species and habitat for a jungle introduction.

Negeram Trail - It follows the Sg Relau river and end at Pasir Gelanggang passing through lowland and swampy forest. 2-4 hours. 4 kilometers trails crossing lowland forests with tualang and soaring canopy trees and a river full of freshwater fishes.

Palas Trail - is about 1.6km long with some hilly terrain, peat swamp and lowland forest. 1-2 hours. A trail that parallels the river, sweeps uphill into palm forest and down across streams into tall trees on flat grounds. Usually lots of animal tracks from wild boars and deers.

Gua Gajah Trail - About 5km long. Gua Gajah is a limestone outcrop and provides shelter for elephants during the monsoon. Inside Gua Gajah, there is a bats chamber where guano and bats are found.

Fees and Facilities

    The fees and facilities in Taman Negara Sg. Relau are as per below:
    • Rest House (15 rooms) - RM 40-50 per room/night
    • Hostel (40 beds) - RM 10 per person/night
    • Entry Fee - RM 1 per person
    • Camping Fee - RM 1 per person
    • Camera - RM 5 per person
    • 4WD Ride - RM 7.50 one way
    • 4WD Night Safari - RM 40 per person (minimum 2)
    • Guide Service - RM 60-80 per day; RM 20 overnight

How to contact Taman Negara Sungai Relau?

(Taman Negara Sungai Relau Office)
Sgi Outdoor,
Lot 704,
Jalan Taman Negara Pahang Sungai Relau,
Merapoh,Kuala Lipis,
Pahang

Mr Zakimi : +6013-9439956 ( Manager) Asmina:+6017-321 0152
Linda :+6017 – 321 0186Zahari : +6013 - 333 9798

Website : http://www.tamannegara-sungairelau.com/

Zoo Lipis

Zoo Lipis

Zoo Lipis was opened on 4th March 2006 and launched by District Officer, Dato' Haji Zainal Abidin bin Mat DIMP., AMN., BCM., PJK. Zoo Lipis is located at the highest point of Bukit Bius, 1.5 km from entrance junction of Bukit Bius and Lipis Centrepoint. There are almost 40 species of animals. Some of the animals were contributed from Melaka Zoo. 

How much the entrance fee for Zoo Lipis

Children (12 years old and below) : RM 1

Adult : RM 2

Homestay at Kuala Medang

Homestay at Kuala Medang

Kuala Medang is one of the typical traditional village near Jelai River. It is located 51 kilometers from Kuala Lipis, 38 kilometers from Raub and 100 kilometers from Cameron Highland. A perfect hideaway for tourists that seek for different style of vacation. The villagers are mostly traditional farmers.

Actitity during stay at Homestay in Kuala Medang

Activities : Kayaking / River Rafting / Traditional Handicraft Making / Traditional Wooden Boat making / Cultural Performance / Traditional Cooking & Feast
Coordinator

Tuan Haji Mohd Razah Bin Haji Abdul Razak
HP : +6012-900 5828
Abdul Aziz bin Mad Daud @ Zakaria
HP : +6012-9604 5690
Pejabat Penghulu Kuala Medang, Kuala Medang, 27600 Kuala Lipis. Pahang
Tel : +609-340 3046
Email : jkmedang@tm.net.my

Empang Jaleh

Empang Jaleh

Empang Jaleh is a recreational lake that is located 14km west of Kuala Lipis and 115km from Kuala Lumpur. It is more than 184.35 acres big. It is a perfect place to relax and wind down with your faimly.
Empang Jaleh Golf Field was taken over by majlis Daerah Lipis on 1st of July 2001 and is still active nowadays. There an 18-hole golf course with short but challenging fairways and rolling greens. The service for buggy and turfmate will be charged as below :

Fee

Monthly fees ( Members ) - RM 31.50 per month
Buggy - 18 holes RM 42.00 , 9 holes RM 21.00
Turfmate - 18 holes RM 25.20 , 9 holes RM 12.60
Green Fees - 18 holes RM 31.50 , 9 holes RM 15.75

Activity at Empang Jaleh

Activities : Bird watching / Kayaking / Golfing / Nature Appreciation / Walking & Jogging / Fishing / Camping

Coordinator
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Majlis Daerah Lipis, Aras 4, Bangunan Lipis Centrepoint,
27200 Kuala Lipis, Pahang.
Tel : + 609-3121 253 / 3121 433
Fax : + 609-3123 953

Bukit Taching

Bukit Taching

An excellent spot for bird watching, located off the trunk road of Benta-Jerantut. The dense tropical jungle around Bukit Taching is home to more than 150 species of lowland birds. A must visit place for bird lovers.

Jerantut

jerantut

About Jerantut

The name was said to derive from an Orang asli named Tut. He was a brave man who would go hunting and fishing on a boat, and to carry goods via the dangerous rapids abound in the river. However, on one fateful day, Tut’s boat overturned at one of the rapids, and sadly, he drowned and died. The place where he died was named as Jeram Tut which means rapid. With the passage of time, and the way the Pahang dialect is spoken, the place name simply became "Jerantut".

In Pahang history, it is famous as the place where patriots, Datuk Bahaman, Tok Gajah and Mat Kilau, fought battles against the British colonialists in the late 19th century.

It is the gateway to Taman Negara and other nearby nature and adventure sites, Jerantut town provides the tourists and visitors with the necessary conveniences and services, with its shops and affordable budget hotels.

Taman Negara (National Park)

Tips Before Visiting Taman Negara

Before going :

  • Notify your family, friends or others about your journey and when to expect your return. 
  • Bring plenty of water and snacks. It is not advisable to eat any jungle fruits and drink from any water source without a guide.
  • You must prepare enough cash before entering the park. Taman Negara doesn't has ATM machines.
  • You can rent boots and camping equipment in Taman Negara. Just ask and they will show you where to get it.
  • There is only one internet service available in the park and it is open from 8 am - 8 pm. The charge fees is RM7/hour, minimum use is 1 hour.

Clothing :

  • Wear loose, light and comfortable clothing; preferably with long sleeves and long pants to protect against abrasions and insects. Breathable shoes and cotton socks are also advised.
  • Wear roomy, light but sturdy footwear with good ankle support and traction, and 2 pairs of socks.
  • Wear a hat with a wide brim to protect against instense sunlight and light rain.
  • Bring a waterproof jacket in case it gets cold.

 

Trails :

  • Remember to stick to marked trails and don't stray off from the marked trails.
  • Choose trails that will allow plenty of time for you to finish your hike before dark.
  • The trails is usually closed from November - January and will be open on Mid February.

 

Things to bring :

  • Map & Compass
  • Waterproof jacket & Rain coat
  • Lighter, Candle & Matches 
  • Torch light
  • Basic first-aid kit
  • Insect repellent

Mysterious Caves

Mysterious Caves

These mysterious subterranean caverns dot the terrain from Jerantut to the heart of Taman Negara. Unless you'd rather stay put and observe from distance, be sure to note that serious exploration and caving activitiesmay requiare a seasoned guide. The legendary Kota Gelanggi caves system in Jerantut is set within a well-kept enclave complete with a Visitor's Centre.

Contact : 609 - 471 8300

List of caves in Jerantut

Here is the list of caves in Jerantut

  • Gua Tongkat
  • Gua Balai
  • Gua Sanding
  • Gua Terang Bulan
  • Gua PenyuGua Angin
  • Gua Hijau
  • Gua Tangga 99
  • Gua Telinga - most popular, just half an hour walk from the Jetty or one hour walk from Kuala Tahan, Taman Negara.
  • Gua Daun Menari - Taman Negara ( Kuala Keniyam )
  • Gua Besar - Taman Negara ( Kuala Keniyam )
  • Gua Kepayang - Taman Negara ( Kuala Keniyam )
  • Gua Luas - Taman Negara ( Kuala Keniyam )
  • Can be reached via Kuala Keniyam, 2 hours by boat from Kuala Tahan

Lata Meraung Waterfall

Lata Meraung Waterfall

It is located 16km from Jerantut. Lata means 'waterfall' and Meraung means 'groaning' in Malay as the cascading water hitting the pool surface and rocks sounds just like groaning people.

Tekam Plantation

Tekam Plantation

On Tekam's 2,000 hectares are plantations of oil palm, coffee, coconut, cocoa and rubber as well as fruit orchrds. See how the crops are  harvested for commercial purposes. Book one of the resort's 34 rooms especially in the months of July and August as it is the fruit season.

Contact : 609 - 471 8300

Temin Craft

Temin Craft

It is located in Temin Village, 4 kilometers from Jerantut.

4. Benom Mountain

It is located near Ulu Cheka Village. Gunung Benom is the 6th tallest mountain in Malaysia, at over 2,110 meters above sea level. Visitor will need 3 days to climb to the top of the mountain. 

Activities : Mountain Climbing / Jungle Trekking / Camping / Bird Watching / Bamboo Rafting / Visiting Orang Asli Settlement

Contact : 609 - 279 0585

Taman Negara Malaysia (National Park)

Taman Negara

About Taman Negara (National Park)

Gazetted as a National Park since 1938, Taman Negara is Malaysia's premier national park and the largest in the country. Spread over 4,343 square kilometres, this wild and virgin region is densely covered with ancient rainforest. Spanning the three states of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang, its protrusion into Pahang is the largest. Previously known as King George V National Park, Taman Negara is meticously conserved and jealously guarded as it is among the last remaining frontiers of pristine rainforest.

The myriad variety of wildlife at taman Negara can be seen and photographed from the many observation 'hides' that are specially constructed around the salt licks frequented by the noctural animals. The most popular hide is the Tahan Hide, which is a 5-minute walk from the park headquarters. 

Taman Negara holds an endless list of exhilarating sights and exciting activities for you. Let your adventure spirit take you on an unforgettable tour of nature. A short walk of 1.5km, from the Park's headquarters bring you to the Canopy Walkway, a suspension bridge of strong ropes, cables, net and wood, hanging 40 metres above the ground. 

There are several limestone hills in taman Negara that stay undisturbed since several hundred millions years ago. Gua telinga, Gua Kepayang, Gua Daun Menari & Gua Luas are among the more popular caves.

A leisurely 40 minutes trip up the Tahan River is the Lata Berkoh Waterfall. It offers visitors the invigorating experience of swimming in the cool waters of deep pool below the fall. The more adventurous would perhaps prefer shooting the 7 rapids of the Tembeling River. The 9-kms ride in an open boat takes about 5 minutes, but be preopared to get wet.

Jungle trekking offers many opportunities for the visitors to experience first-hand the exotic beauty of nature at its best. There are many well-marked trails like the Tahan Trails, Teranggan Trail, Neram Trail, and Bukit Teresek loop. Each trail promises different adventure, yet all are equally fascinating.

Entry Requirement to Taman Negara

Permits and licenses are mandatory requirements prior to going into Taman Negara. You may apply for one at any Department of Wildlife's counters located at the Kuala Tembeling jetty or Kuala Tahan :-

Entry permit - RM 1 per person
Fishing licenses - RM 10 per rod
Camera license - RM 5 per unit
Camping fee - RM 2 per person
Canopy Walk - RM 5 per person
Hide - RM 5 per person/night

 

Boat Fares :

Lata Berkoh - RM160.00 (4 seater) 
Kuala Trenggan - RM120.00 (4 seater) , RM200.00 (12 seater) 
Kuala Keniyam - RM300.00 (4 seater) , RM400.00 (12 seater) 
Telinga Cave - RM60.00 (4 seater) , RM80.00 (12 seater) 
Fishing 3D/2N - RM1,500.00 (12 seater)

Boat service between Kuala Tembeling – Kuala Tahan – Kuala Tembeling dapart at 9.00 am. & 2.00 pm. daily. The boat fare is RM60.00 per person one way. Advance booking should be made to Mutiara Taman Negara Tel: 609-266 3500.

 

Guide Fees : (max.12 paxs)

One (1) Day - RM250.00 
Half a Day - RM150.00
Gunong Tahan - RM1,200.00 (7 days) , RM150.00 (each additional day)

Kuala Tahan

Kuala Tahan

About Kuala Tahan

Kuala Tahan is where the Taman Negara Headquarters is Located. It is about one hour drive from Jerantut Town via Padang Piol Felda Plantation to Kuala Tahan village. Kuala Tahan is the main village and entry point to Taman Negara via road and river. Being as an administration centre there are Police station, government clinic, school, mosque, community centre, internet café, bus station, restaurants, souvenir centre and grocery shops. Various types of accommodation are available ranging from budget hotels & dorms to more comfortable and luxury chalets and resorts. You must obtained the entry permit from the Wildlife Department to enter Taman Negara.

KUALA TAHAN -

Canopy Walkway: 30 minutes
Bukit Teresek: 45 minutes
Tenor trail : 3 days/2 nights
Lata Berkoh/Kelah Sanctuary : 3 – 4 hours
Kuala Terenggan : 6 hours/ 3 hours
Kuala Keniyam – Kuala Terenggan : 8 hours
Gua Telinga/Belau/Yong Hides: 1 hour.

WILDLIFE OBSERVATION

There are six different hides (Bumbun) in Taman Negara. Built five meters high above the ground, these hides are for the visitors who would like to observe wildlife. Located within the park itself, Tabing and Cegar Anjing hides are along the Tahan River, Kumbang hide is at Kuala Terenggan, Yong and Belau hides are along Tembeling river. All of these hides are built near to the ‘Salt-Lick’ where animal come to get the mineral salt. There are also facilities at these hides for the visitor to stay overnight and only accessible by trail and boat. The most popular and easy to reach is, of course, The Tahan hide, which is only 5 minutes walk from the Park’s headquarters at Kuala Tahan.

On your lucky day, you could sight animals like Samba deer, Barking deer, Gaur, Wild boar, Tapir, occasionally Panther and Tiger. Take some foods, drinking water, the good flashlight, insect repellent and light blanket for the overnight stay. Start early before dark and keep silent most of the time.

CANOPY WALKWAY

Another must-try activity is the canopy walkway. This suspension bridge is one of the longest rainforest walkways in the world. Span 500 meters high above the ground, it is connected from one tree to another tree, if you feel dizzy do not worry, hold your deep breath, stay calm, take your time and walk slowly from one point to the next one. This opportunity should not be missed, you may trek or take a boat ride to go to the canopy walkway.

Operation hours: Monday - Wednesday (9.00am - 3.00pm), Thursday (Closed), Friday (11.00am-12.00pm), Saturday - Sunday (9.00am-3.00pm) & Public Holiday (9.00am-3.00pm)

For more information please contact: 09-266 1122

TERESEK HILL

Bukit Teresek is another interesting and challenging activity. You could test your endurance to climb this hill to the top. At the peak of Teresek Hill you can view the Tembeling river at the first point. Walk another 10 minutes you will arrive at the second point and from there you could see the Tahan River. On a fine weather, you could gain a clear view of Tahan mountain. It’s will take only about one hour to climb from the park headquarters and bring a bottle of drinking water to quench your thirst.

KUALA TERENGGAN

Kuala Terenggan is only 45 minutes by boat from Kuala Tahan. If you are seeking a peaceful and quiet environment this is a perfect place to keep your mind in peace. You can also trek from Kuala Tahan to Kuala Terenggan, as this will take you 6 hours through Terenggan trail. If you find the chalet is out of your budget, you can opt for camping or stay at Kumbang Hide.

KUALA KENIYAM

Kuala Keniyam is said to be one of the best fishing spots in Taman Negara. Located two and a half hours by boat up the Tembeling river, here you can go for bird watching, fishing, and camping. There are chalet and fishing lodge available for the visitors. From here you could trek to some limestone caves like Kepayang cave, Luas cave, and Daun Menari cave. This is an ideal place to break your journey, spend the night and continue your trip to Kuala Terenggan the next day.

TELINGA CAVE

The most popular limestone cave within the park is Telinga Cave (Ear Cave). It is located along the Belau trail about one-hour trekking from Kuala Tahan, or 10 minutes by boat to Gua Telinga Jetty then trekking for another 20 minutes. Bring along some drinking water and flashlight, to explore the cave. Be prepared to be wet, dirty and tired as this cave is narrow, dark and slippery. You have to queue and take the turn to move in and at the end, you have to crawl to get out on the other side of the cave, this will take you for almost an hour. With a powerful flashlight, you could also sight some toads, snakes, fishes and of course thousands of bats.

What else you can do at Taman Negara?

These are activities you can do at Taman Negara

  • Camping
  • Jungle Trekking
  • NIght walk & night safari
  • bird watching
  • white water rafting
  • the batek: native of the jungle)
  • Lata Berkoh & Kelah Sanctuary
  • Climbing at Gunung Tahan 2,187 meters

 

Raub

About Raub

The Raub district is one of the oldest town situated in the west of Pahang and between two range, Titiwangsa Range, and Benom Mountain Range. The town is situated 110 km from Kuala Lumpur and 265 km from Pahang’s capital, Kuantan. Raub district consists of 7 sub-districts, namely Batu Talam, Sega, Semantang Ulu, Dong, Ulu Dong, Gali and Tras.

Raub was explored and founded in the 18th century. It is a historic gold mining settlement. According to the history, it was named Raub after a group of miners found a handful of gold in every tray of sand they dig. This is described by J. A. Richardson in his book, The Geology, and Mineral Resources of the Neighbourhood of Raub Pahang. According to him on page 36, “People found that for every “dulang” of sand there was a handful (Raub) of gold.” Referring to the old folks' tale in the early 19th century, an old man and his two sons discovered gold every time they scooped up the earth in Raub. Thus, the town and the district derived their name from the Malay word Raub which means “scoop”.

How to Get To Raub

The highway is the main route to Raub. People from Kuala Lumpur will usually exit the Lebuhraya Pantai Timur (LPT) at Bentong and then enter Highway 8 to get to Raub. Raub is also a stopover for motorists traveling to Kota Bharu, which is the northern end of Highway 8 respectively.

Raub is the eastern end of Route 55, which begins in Kuala Kubu Bharu in Selangor and passing through Fraser’s Hill in the process. Besides that, Raub is also a gateway to the hill resort of Cameron Highlands, using Pahang state route.

Buses in Raub are operated by several companies which include Pahang Lin Siong, Union, and Central Pahang. Other interstate express coaches also stop by Raub central bus station as Raub is strategically located along routes to cities like Gua Musang and Kota Bharu in the eastern states.

Tourist Attractions

Tourist Attractions

While staying in Raub district, there is just so much interesting activities to be enjoyed. Raub Lake Park is a very popular spot located 2 km from Raub town. People can have a picnic, jogging, fishing or just relaxing, rent a boat and sightseeing around the lake area.

Other family get-togethers and picnic spots are Lata Lembik Waterfall about 42 km from Raub town or a nearer Lata Jarum Rapid about 30 km from Raub town. For a different experience, Sungai Pasu Recreation Centre situated 13 km from Raub town offers the location for the local homestay programme. For a more peaceful and calm environment, people may head on to Fraser’s Hill just 19 km from Raub town.

Tasik Ria Kundang Puah Recreational Centre has situated 21 km from Raub town. It is a former tin mine turning into a lake clustered with tiny islands ideal for fishing activities. For adventure goers, Jeram Besu Rapid is one of the best whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Malaysia.

What are good place to visit in Raub?

1. Lata Berembun

To get there head towards Kampung Baru Sungai Chalit. It is about 30 km away from Raub via a rough drive through fruit orchards, oil palm and rubber plantation by a four-wheel drive vehicle. It has the only natural water slides. The waterfall is gloriously set with a picturesque backdrop that naturally offers great spots for picnics. The wild and domesticated fruit trees yield fruits aplenty during the picking season.

2. Lata Jarum & Pulau Chekas

Lata Jarum is a popular spot for family outings. It has a series of rapids that culminate in a cool rock pool. Located 35 km. from Raub Town visitor must go to a small town called Dong. From the junction, it will take another half an hour journey through a village road until Kampong Ulu Dong. Just a few more kilometers, you will first reach Pulau Chekas another swimming and picnic spot and not long after that is the Lata Jarum Fall to the Lata Jarum Recreational Forest.

This place is developed by the Forestry Department in the vicinity of Ulu Dong Reserve Forest. There are a number of facilities provide for the visitors such as toilet, rest bench, stalls, parking area, suspension bridge and camp-site. For those who are looking for cozy treatment, there are chalets available manage by the local entrepreneur.

Jungle trekking is a rewarding activity, engage a guide to take you deep into the jungle to see ‘Rafflesia’ ( the biggest flower on earth ), herbs plants, as well as giant tropical trees. Local bus service is available from Dong – Ulu Dong, the taxi can be hired from Raub/Kuala Lipis/Dong. Since this is a forest reserve, please keep clean, do help to conserve the ‘Flora and Fauna’ for the future generation.

Find Rafflesia, tour guide: 609 - 355 1060

3. Lata Lembik

You may reach this spot from Raub to Kg Ulu Sungai, then proceed to an orang asli settlement named "Pos Buntu". From this point onwards it's only 3 km to the cascading waters. This scenic waterfall features an intriguing natural rock formation that is over millions of years old.

There are public toilets, surau, parking lots, camping site, and food stalls available.

To reach this cascading waterfall from Raub Town you must drive in a direction to Felda Sungai Koyan and turn left at the junction to Ulu Sungai until you arrive at an Orang Asli Settlement called Pos Buntu. From there it is another 3 kilometers to the waterfall. Public transport is not available, If you were to drive it will take about one hour from Raub. The facilities provided include parking, toilet, stall, and camping sites.

4. Jeram Besu

For the thrills and spills of white water rafting, try Jeram Besu, which is fast becoming a haven for whitewater rafting enthusiasts. The place is known as one of the best places in the Peninsula for whitewater rafting and kayaking, offering a challenge to beginners as well as the experienced. It's located on the trunk road between Raub and Kuala Lipis and about 8 km from the town of Benta.

Engage a local agent to arrange for white water rafting from Jeram Besu itself row down along Lipis river until Penjom village (first stop) or further down to Kuala Lipis. This river trip might take only half a day or the whole day long. This nature adventure trip is a must try the activity for the outdoor enthusiasts.

5. Pekan Sehari

These Pekan Sehari (weekly bazar) is held on every Sunday at two different places, Raub Town and Benta. People from local villages come with their products as early as 7.00 in the morning until 12.00 noon.

If you are looking for something extraordinary product, here is the right place. Here you will find a lot of vegetables, fruits, freshwater fish and Ulam-Ulam (vegetable has taken raw). Special local delicacies such as Nasi Keduli, Gula Kabong (brown sugar), Sempalit Ground Nut, Asam Rom, Keladi Kemahang, Sambal Belimbing Hitam and Lemang are also available.

6. Homestay Program

Raub also boosts their homestay program located at Kampong Sungai Pasu and Gali Hilir some 12 km. away from Raub town towards Kuala Lipis. There are interesting packages available for a day, 2 days and 3 days.

The opportunity to stay with a local host, eat local foods, taking part in local activities should not be missed. Activities available during your stay will include Rubber tapping, White water rafting, fishing, Waterfall, Traditional music, and dances, learn ‘Silat’ (The Malay arts of self-defence) and Kompang. In addition to that, local delicacies such as Asam Rom, Sambal Belimbing Hitam, Lemang and Sambal pecal is must try a product. For an outdoor activity, you may visit an Orang Asli settlement and do jungle trekking.

7. Kela Adventure Camp (Camping Sites)

Kela Adventure Camp

KELA ADVENTURE CAMP (KAC) is an outdoor camp located under the feet of Banjaran Titiwangsa. With the area of the camp almost 3 acres, (KAC) has been developed since 2005. (KAC) develop with the purpose to give an outdoor activity in the package for our customer for them making their activities, such as teambuilding, survival camp, motivation camp, event & program based on outdoor. With the environment of a fruit orchard in natural forest and also has a beautiful & panoramic crystal river flowing through, this (KAC) meet their tagline "feel the nature of adventure". Since (KAC) has been developed, it has received diverse layers of visitors from corporate, company, university, school and also family.

(KAC) also full complete with basic facilities such as traditional bamboo chalet, modern chalet, toilet, changing rooms, kitchen hall, dining room, open hall, prayer hall, hanging platform, campsite, and also carpark. This (KAC) campsite will be able to receive until up to 350 participants.

*Come and See our picture to get the full image on previous participant & what you will doing if you join us! 

For reservation & more information, Please contact us :

Call/Whatsapp : 019-9551752 [Azmi Bedu] | 012-9929782 [Alif Azmi]

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Lake Chini

Lake Chini

Pahang's Mystical Gem

Located about 85 kilometres from Kuantan, Lake Chini is Malaysia's second biggest natural freshwater lake, with an area of 12.565 acres; Lake Chini consists of 13 interconnecting water bodies, each with its own charateristics. Historians believe that Lake Chini is the site of an ancient Khmer city but the local folks, on the other hand, believe that the mysterious lake is guarded by a Loch Ness type monster named Naga Sri Gumum . There were reports of occasional sightings of the monster but unfortunately they were not scientifically proven.

Lake Chini is blessed with vast treasures of nature, which is rich in biological resources. There are 138 species of territorial flora, 300 species of non-aquatic vertebrates and 144 species of freshwater fish. Thousand of white and pink water lilies will emerge on the lake from August through September, transforming the lake into a floating multi-coloured garden.

On the fringe of the lake, especially at Kampung Gumum, there is a large concentration of the aborigines of the Jakun tribe. They still live their old traditional ways and fine woodcarvings and blowpipes are available to visitors.

Activities in Chini Lakes

Activity that you can do::

1. A Visit to Lake Chini Research Centre

The centre is a one-stop centre for conservationists and for visitors looking for more information about the lake and its flora and fauna. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's field station at Tasik Chini is a research hub dedicated to the preservation and monitoring of the ecological site.

2. Boat Ride

Visitors to the lake can take the boat from the jetty at Lake Chini Resort for a boat ride to discover the 12 different lakes and visit the Orang Asli settlement at Puput Village. Here you can see the Blowpipe demonstration or even try it yourself. There are some souvenirs like mini Blowpipe, comb and necklace made of bamboo to bring back home.

For those who are coming from Kampong Belimbing/Kuala Chini jetty the boat journey for half an hour along the winding Chini River under canopy of giant tropical trees is mesmerizing. Lotus flower are blooming every where around the lake. You may pick one but not all and during hot day ask the boatman to make a hat out of lotus leaf.

3. Trek Away

The area surrounding Lake Chini offers a few exciting routes for jungle trekking and terrains suitable for four-wheel drive challenge. Experienced guides are also on hand to guide visitors to Terapai and Mentagan Waterfalls or even a hike up to Chini Mountain. There are also facilities to explore the 12 lakes as well as camping sites for those who like to stay outdoor.

4. Homestay

To experience what it feels like to live by the river, opt for a stay at Homestay Kampung Baru Salong, situated on the southern bank of the Pahang River

5. Fishing

It is one of the most popular activity at Lake Chini. The best time for fishing is betwen November to January when rainy seasons increase the volume of the lake. 

Hire a motorized boat or canoe, look for giant ‘Snake Head’ fish or TOMAN, ask the boatman to take you to the best spot. Use green little frog for bait as this species is their favorite food. Baung “Cat Fish’ is another species that is always in great demand. They usually came out in the evening searching for rotten and smelly foods.

6. Climb Chini Mountain

If seek for more adventurous and outdoor activity then Chini mountain is the answer. You need 1 whole day to climb to the top, stay overnight and back the next day. Do not forget to take enough drinking water on the way up as no water supply is available at the top. Bring along light camping gears, foods and sweater as the night fall the weather can be very cold.

You may start your journey from The Lake Chini Resort and please contact them in advance if you wish to do so. Tel: 609-468 8088.

Contact : 609 - 468 8088

7. BEBAR PEAT SWAMP FOREST ( Black Water Jewel )

Bebar is the river that flows within the peat swamp forest from an Orang Asli Settlement called Runchang to Nenasi a fishing village by the South China Sea. It’s located about 40 km. from Pekan (The Royal Town). Many researches and studies have been made and they find out that this place should be kept for future and at the same time has a great potential as a tourist destination of it’s kind.

From an Orang Asli Settlement at Runchang (along the Segamat Highway-between Chini – Muadzam Shah) you may hire a motorized boat/canoe to go down river all the way to Nenasi. Do stop at any Orang Asli village along the way, spend the night with them, then continue your journey the next day. This trip will take 3 days, 2 nights, bring along your camping equipments, foods, drinking water, cooking facilities, fishing gears and sufficient clothes. Do not forget to hire an Orang Asli Guide from the settlement. You could also do this trip the other way round starting at Nenasi and ending up at Runchang.

As you go on, many different thing you can do, fishing is the main activity, beside, you also can look for birds, look for a plant called ‘Pitcher Plant’ and many other flora & fauna that can be found within the area. Beware of reptile especially crocodile, sometimes you could see them floating in the river. Occasionally, you could see them hiding at the river bank protecting their nest. If you see one, don’t come any closer, they could be dangerous especially when the eggs are hatched. Just ignore them, normally they will glide away into the river when they sense something strange. You need a good preparation for this trip, the best time is during dry season.

Contact : 609 - 516 1007

Sungai Lembing

Sungai Lembing

About Sungai Lembing

"Its shafts and subterranean tunnels reached depths of between 450 meters to 650 meters, reputedly the deepest in South East Asia."

In the early 1900, Sungai Lembing was a hive of activities where businesses of every kind of mushroomed and prospered. The main activity then was tin mining. Sungai Lembing in fact boasted itself is having the second richest tin deposit in the world and the biggest underground tin mine in the world. Its shafts and subterranean tunnels reached depths of between 450 meters to 650 meters, reputedly the deepest in South East Asia. The mine was a complex of underground tunnels estimated to be some 322 kilometers long if joins together. Sungai Lembing was however abandoned when tin prices fell sharply during the late sixties, and the result, most of the town folks left for greener pastures.

Sungai Lembing

9 Top Activity In Sungai Lembing

 

1. Hanging Bridge

Sungai Lembing has a few hanging bridges to connect people from the other side of the river to the main town. 'Jambatan Gantung' means hanging bridge and it is used by the local to walk and you can even ride a motobike on this bridge.

2. Rainbow Waterfall

If you are planning on seeing the rainbow, you need to plan ahead and start on your journey early, as it can only be seen in the morning. It will take around 1 hour drive on 4W drive and another 45 minutes trekking to the fall. The trail is well-signposted and it will lead your way to the waterfall. 

Contact : + 6014-828 7121

3. Panaroma Hill

You can watch the sunrise at Panorama Hill. You need to climb the stair to the top of the hill to enjoy the scenery. It will take around 45 minutes walk on average.
Tips :
Bring your own torch light because there will be no lights along the way.
Avoid going on weekend due to the large crowds.

5. Gunung Tapis Park

It is about 16 kilometers away from Sungai Lembing. It provides excellent opportunities for the more adventurous to shoot the rapids on rafts. Camping sites are available for visitors, who can have side activities like jungle trekking, bird watching or simply soaking themselves in the natural hot-springs.

Contact Pesona Adventure Camp : + 6014 - 828 7121

6. Bekelah Waterfall

It is located 5 kilometers from Kampung Paya Gelugor, 60 kilometers west of Kuantan, on the old Kuala Lumpur - Kuantan road. Bekelah has a series of seven cascading waterfalls. Visitors can come hear to have camping, picnics or swimming.

Contact : 609 - 478 0488

7. Agro Resort Sungai Semuji

The Agro Resort Sungai Semuji in Kuantan offers a holiday of tranquility and fun in the midst of a tropical wilderness. Here, you will happily find modern-day convenience harmonized thoughtfully with a host of leisure pursuits of the ‘nature’ kind. One of the most popular must undoubtedly be the ‘Durian Waiting’ season. This takes place usually from June through August when swollen golden-green ‘durian’ detaches itself from free limbs upon ripening. During this season, visitors pay a certain ‘package fee’ to be allowed to linger in the orchards awaiting the descent of this succulent ‘king of fruits’ in all its aromatic glory.

8.Sultan Haji Ahmad Agriculture Park

Originally established by the Department of Agriculture in 1988, the 300-hectare park serves primarily as a research station and one of the many agriculture development centers in the country. It is divided into fruit orchards, arboretum, spice farms, recreational park, campsites, an exhibition centre, research station and a forest reservation area. The park now offers you a pleasant introduction to the many exotic tropical plants, fruits and spices. When in season, fruits such as rambutan, durians and mangosteen are available for the visitors to sample and buy. A walk in the forest reserves provides you with an excellent opportunity to be mesmerized by the magic of the Tropical Rain Forest in the chorus of cicadas and the various species of feathered songstresses.

9. Gua Charah

Gua Charah

The Gua Charah (Charah Caves) complex, along the Sg. Lembing Road about 25 kilometers away from Kuantan is hidden in the hills surrounded by the Pancing Plantations. About 1,000 meters above sea level, the complex is believed to be a site of early human settlement that dates back to prehistoric times.

Eight separate caves make up the Gua Charah complex that spreads over an area of 92 hectares. One of them, Gua Buddha or Gua Gelap, is home to an 8.1 meter long statue of reclining Buddha. It was discovered by a monk named Tham Achran Sakatapunya in the 1950s. the others are Gua Batu Nesan Raja, Gua Pecah, Gua Gajah, Gua Tiga Beradik, Gua Puteri Bersikat, Gua Lubang Dalam and Gua Lubang Hidung.

Gua Gelap is open to the public since 1972. Apart from the famous statue of reclining Buddha, the rock hills that house the cave resemble a bearded man, a couple with a child, and an eagle. These rock formations are believed to be landmarks that provide useful guides to sailors plying the area.

Gua Charah is still surrounded by mysteries. Apart from the complex's unresolved origins, a mysterious 2-meter wide tunnel was recently discovered. Estimated to be between four to five kilometers long, the tunnel connects the cave to Bukit Pecah Batu.

Endau Rompin State Park

endau rompin state park

Endau-Rompin State Park encompasses the watersheds of the rivers, Endau in Rompin in Pahang and comprises some 488 sq. km. of verdant tropical rainforest. Lush and virtually untouched, it is one of the few remaining lowland forests in the country. It is of major conservation significance due to the diversity of the habitats and species found within. The tropical rainforest of Endau-Rompin State Park has been in existence for more than one million years and is reputed as one of the oldest rainforests in the world.

There are 14,500 flowering plants, 600 species of flowers, 140 species of snakes, 150 species of frogs and toads and more than 1,000 species of insects. An Endau-Rompin Heritage Expeditions of 1985 and 1986 had discovered more than 25 new species of endemic plants and several rock formations estimated to be around 248 million years old.

Visitors can go for jungle trekking within the jungle trails in the park. Along the 26km trails, visitors will pass a beautiful 50-metres Mahkota Waterfalls with a unique cave in the middle of it and also Buaya Sangkut Falls - a 40 metres high waterfall with a fascinating rock formations. 

There are fishing spots in the area : Kinchin River and Kemapan River. The best time to go fishing in this area are from February to April and June to August. There are also campsites available at Kinchin River base camp.

There are many other water activities that you can try, like river rafting and water abseiling.

Mahkota Waterfall is a 50 metre-high mesmerising waterfall located in the Endau-Rompin State Park. Visitor from the base camp will have to trek about 45 minutes to reach the waterfall.

There is a very unique cave in the middle of the waterfall called Kelapa Gading Cave, which is 25 meters high.

It is a perfect spot to swim and picnic.

Lake Bera

THE LAKE OF CHANGING COLOUR

Lake Bera is located in the central lowlands of Peninsular Malaysia. It lies within the Pahang River catchments area. The wetland consists of a complex of inflowing streams and swamps, measuring some 35 kilometres long and 25 kilometres wide. The total catchment area of Lake Bera is around 61,380 hectares, while the Ramsar site of 31,120 hectares include some 6,800 hectares of wetland habitats, known as the biggest natural lake in Malaysia. The lake is patches and joint to one another by a small fast flowing channel between them with full of 'screwpines' plants or Rasau in Malay and 'Pitcher Plant' floating on the water.The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands is an intergovernmental treaty adopted to preserve and conserve selected bodies of wetlands or swamps, which are of international importance. 

HABITAT & FLORA

Lake Bera is an inland riverine swamp, which supports a biological community unique to Malaysia, and possibly represented nowhere else in the world. Of the 6,800 hectares of wetlands inside the Ramsar site, the main habitats comprises of freshwater and peat swamp forests, transitional open-forested swamps and open water, with a highly diverse algae community and beds of submerged macrophytes. 

The world's only species of submerged plant, the purple water trumpet is found in the swamp forests along the river banks, whilst bladderwort and floating water lilies are found in the main open water. Pandans and emergent plants such as the rare sedge are abundant in large open swamps.

The forest of the drier lowlands is dominated by dipterocarps, which include some of the commercial timber species. The canopy can reach heights of between 30-40 metres, but some emergent can reach a height of more than 50 metres. 

A total of 374 plant species have been recorded at Lake Bera, of which 10 are known to be endemic to Peninsular Malaysia.

THE RIVER:

Another rewarding river trip is to start your journey from Kuala Bera. From there it will take 2 days for you to reach the lake. Break your journey at Temangan (Orang Asli Settlement) then continue the next day. You need to bring along camping gears, foods and drinking water, cooking facilities, otherwise you will end up to spend the night with their family.

Bera river is quite challenging, the water is deep, winding river, a lot of obstacles like drift wood, thorny Rattan Palm, Pandanus leaves. As you go deeper you will find the river is getting smaller and tougher, you also have to pass through a few rapids, and one of them is called ‘Jeram Panjang’. Long before that, you will meet the Serting River on your right, a tributary of Bera river. Hire a boat with a good and experienced boatman to meander the river so that your trip is safe and enjoyable.

FISHING:

Fishing is ‘paradise’ at Lake Bera. Hire a motorize boat or dugout canoe to go fishing around the lake. From the jetty at Lake Bera Resort you may go down stream as far as to Lubuk Ranting or going up stream until Pulau Benal. If you are on your own, make sure you find your way back, if not hire a guide.

Lake Bera is a vast natural lake where the water is fast flowing and deep. With a little of luck, right baits and right place you could catch the biggest species of the lake called ‘Tapah’ fish. Among the famous fish that can be found are Snake Head Fish (Toman), Cat Fish (Baung), Arowana and Tenggalan. During monsoon, you can enjoy searching for newly hatched Arowana as the demand for it is very rewarding.

Bring along your fishing equipment or you may hire one at the Tourist Complex of Lake Bera. Among the best and most recommended baits are ‘Green Frog’, small ‘Cat Fish’ and Tapioca that being soak into water for a few nights.

PEOPLE’S OF THE LAKE ‘SEMELAI TRIBE’ :

If you happen to be at Lake Bera don’t forget to pay a visit to their little village around the lake. ‘Semelai people (Proto Malay) can only be found at the lake, their physical features and way of life is almost similar to the Malay people some seventy years back. Although, they have their own dialect, they understand and speak Malay too.

Today, they are still cultivated crops for their own consumption, plant rubber, palm oil and some are participated in the Felda Scheme to seek for a better tomorrow. Once a year, during dry season they are also planting ‘Dry Padi’ (Padi Huma) and harvested them three months later. Not to forget, fishing and jungle products are still become their side income. Do not worry, if you meet them in jungle, greet them ‘Apa Khabar’ they are nice and friendly people. A journey by boat through the Bera River will give you a chance to stop at two main settlements, namely Bukit Rok and Temangan. Another main settlement is in the southern part of the lake, Pos Iskandar, about 3 hours by boat. All the settlements mentioned, can also be accessed by road.

The process of extracting resin from the keruing tree is a dying art that is still practiced by the Semelai tribe (local aboriginals). The resin is used for various purposes, in particular for painting and protecting woods. No less amazing is to witness the making of a jungle torch using the resin of the Keruing tree. In the olden days before the invention of torchlights, the Semelais’ have relied on this environmentally friendly jungle torch to move about in the darkness of the forest.

JUNGLE TREKKING:

Trekking is another exciting activity, there are 2 different trails near to the Tourist Complex. One is just beside the complex and it’s take only about half an hour return. The other one is near to the camp site, you could start trekking from there for about 3 hours return.

If you look for more adventurous trekking, just across the lake is another exciting trail that take you almost half a day. Here, you could learn to know some herbal plants like Tongkat Ali, Kacip Fatimah and Rempah Gunung. As you trek along, you will find some giant tropical trees such as Keruing, Kempas, Meranti, Tualang and Jelutong. Nothing waste when you go for jungle trekking, take your time, look around then only you know how to appreciate nature and reveal the secret of the jungle.

CAMPING:

If you are outdoor passionate, Lake Bera is the right place to visit. Take some of your friends here to go for trekking, boating and fishing. There are Chalet, Rooms or even Dormitory to accommodate you while you are at the lake. If you find the accommodation is a lttle deer, then opt for camping.

A large camp-site near to the complex is ready to cater for at least 250 peoples. Bring your own camping gears or if you are in small group you can rent them from the Lake Bera Resort. The camping fee is very nominal and tap water and toilet is available. Please contact the management of the resort. Tel: 6013-623 1199

WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT INTERPRITIVE CENTRE:

Upon arriving the tourist complex you will find an ‘Interpretive Centre’ situated on the left side of the road. Do pay a visit, perhaps you could learn and gain some knowledge regarding wildlife of the lake. This interpretive centre is open daily to public during office hour.

MUD BATHING:

What an expensive way to go for Mud Bathing. Mud bathing is popular in Europe, it is a kind of traditional facial treatment as well as your body. Here, you pay nothing to get this kind of treatment. Take a boat or dugout canoe to a place where the water is clear and shallow. The place is called ‘Pasir Raja’ only about 10 – 15 minutes by boat/dugout canoe from the resort. Contact: Mr. Aziz Tel: 6013-623 1199 at the Tourist Complex.

BUKIT BERTANGGA WATERFALL:

Within the same territory is Bukit Bertangga waterfall, located about 3 km. from Felda Kumai. It’s a Recreational Forest develop for the public by State Forestry Department. There are some facilities for the visitor like parking, toilet, resting plece and camping site. This 3 hectors of land which is develop into Recreational Forest is part of Chini forest reserve. The river flows to form the waterfall is Kumai river and it is about 30 meters in height.

In addition to that, there is a Herb Garden where herb are planted for the visitor to witness and gain some knowledge about herbs. The road from Felda Kumai to the waterfall is a paved road.

Maran

Maran is a little district located between Kuantan and Temerloh. It is also known as Bandar Ayam Kampung . Maran is a town that focuses on agriculture, farming and fishing.

5 Most Popular Visit in Maran

1. Teladas Waterfall

It is located 1 km from Maran Town and can be reached using car. It is suitable for picnics and leisure time with family.The waterfall is also put under observation by the Pahang state government since it is located in the forest reserve.

Parking lots for cars are provided for visitors coming here. The place will be crowded with visitors especially during weekends. The road that leads to the waterfall can only be used by private vehicles. Public transportation can be used to go there but only until the junction, which is about three kilometres from the waterfall area.

2. Hutan Lipur Lubuk Yu

Lubuk Yu is popular among the locals. It is located about 32 kilometers from Maran. The place is crowded with visitors during weekends and holidays. Parking lots, public toilets, food stalls, and camping sites are provided for visitors. 

3. Jerangkang Waterfall

The waterfall is located 17 kilometers from Paya Gelugor. Visitors might need to use 4WD to arrive there. Transportation to the waterfall can be arranged by local viilage. According to the local, there are about 40 separate waterfalls. 

4. Sri Maranthandevar Temple

The temple is located 38 kilometers from Maran and was founded in 1891, in the midst of palm oil and rubber plantations. It is rather secluded, ideal place for meditation and spiritual contemplation. This ancient temple has to be one of the greatest spiritual sites in Malaysia. Every year, around 400,000 devotees from all over the country congregates at the temple for the Panguni Uthiram Festival between March & April. 

5. Paya Teras Fishing 

 Located about 5 km from Maran Town.

*source: https://www.pahangtourism.org.my/