Travellers Essentials

Pahang, with a land area of 35,960 square kilometers is the largest state in Peninsula Malaysia. Nestled in the centre of the Peninsula, Pahang boasts some 210 kilometers of splendid South China Sea coastline on its eastern flank and a mountainous-forested interior. Ancient Tropical Rain Forests estimated to be some 130 million years old dominate its hinterlands and the best place to discover its magic is none other than the Taman Negara or the National Park. Five of Malaysia’s major hill resorts are located in the state, namely Cameron Highlands, Genting Highlands, Fraser’s Hill, Bukit Tinggi and Janda Baik. So too is the highest peak in Peninsula Malaysia, Gunung Tahan which stands at 2,187 meters above the sea level.

Pahang has a population of about 1.5 million. The majority are Malays, followed by the Chinese, Indians and the Indigenous Peoples. These diverse groups provide a colorful background to the cultural mix and harmony that could be easily seen in their daily life. Pahang offers you an adventure of a different indeed. It has a couple of international holiday resorts that sit pretty on the hills enveloped by the world’s oldest Tropical Rain Forest. The more adventurous would surely be spoilt for choice with activities ranging from bird watching to white water rafting and four-wheel drive adventure to big game fishing. Even the picturesque fishing villages dotting its coastline would invite the photographer in you to search for that perfect postcard pictures.