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Pahang

The third largest state in Malaysia, two-thirds of Pahang play home to Taman Negara National Park - one of the world's oldest deciduous rainforest, which constitutes a large part of Malaysia’s ecotourism revenues. Pahang continues to advance in infrastructure and accessibility in tandem with Malaysia’s direction towards modern development.

Quick Facts

Number of Higher Education Institutions

6

Main City

Kuantan

Population

1,670,000

Airport

Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport (KUA)

Living in Pahang

Arriving in Pahang

Within the capital city of Kuantan, the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport is the main airport servicing the the state. Serving daily flights from Kuala Lumpur, China, Taiwan and SIngapore, Pahang is an up-and-coming state.

Airports

Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport (KUA)

Airport Transportation

Bus

The airport is serviced by frequent bus service.

Car

Rentals are available at Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport and Malaysian road signs are easy to read. Driving is on the left side of the road and do note that there are toll fees for major highways as well.

Taxi

All vehicles are able to enter and drop-off passengers. Do note that fares will include highway toll fees. Flag downs and ride-hailing apps are popular as well.

Getting Around Pahang

Being the third largest state, Pahang has many famous attractions including the main gateway to the Taman Negara (National Park), Cameron Highlands and Genting Highlands. Transport is well-developed and interconnected.

Bus

Long distance sleeper buses service Kuantan through a new integrated bus station called Terminal Sentral Kuantan (TSK). The new terminal is one of the main bus hubs in the east coast connecting Kuantan to all major cities in Peninsular Malaysia. City buses are also available for intracity travel through the introduction of RapidKuantan bus system.

Car

Renting a vehicle is a good option for travelling around Malaysia for extended periods. As a developed country, there are well-maintained roads, signs in English, and a comprehensive highway system (some of which have toll fees). Using navigation apps such as Google Maps or Waze to get around is convenient too.

Taxi

Pahang has metered taxis plying its routes, do ask them to use the meter. Otherwise, ride-hailing apps provide alternative options at a fixed price.

Walking

Exploring by foot is encouraged within cities as sidewalks are well-maintained and the plenty of sights are within walking distance of each other. Roads are well-lit after dark, making evening strolling pleasant. Signs are instructive and well-placed and pavements are wide to accommodate human traffic.

6 Things You Need To Do in Pahang

Dive / Swim at Tioman Island

Sited 56 KM off the coast of Pahang, Tioman Island is an idyllic getaway. You can snorkel / dive with great visibility all year round or relax under the palm trees. With many resorts and waters teeming with ocean life, it is no wonder that Tioman Island has been featured in National Geographic documentaries before.

Find out more here

Visit / Volunteer with the Kuala Gandah Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary

By providing a safe sanctuary for these orphaned elephants, visitors get a chance of the lifetime to learn, feed and interact with these gentle giants. These elephants, young and old, are rescued from all over Southeast Asia and help create awareness on animal welfare.

Find out more here.

Drive to Genting Highlands

Known for its cool, crisp weather and high stakes poker games, Genting Highlands is home to Resorts World Genting with many hotel, shopping, dining and entertainment establishments. With just a 50 KM drive up north from Kuala Lumpur, Genting Highlands is a short hop away.

Cameron Highlands

Malaysia’s largest highland resort, Cameron Highlands is soothing break from the hustle and bustle of life. Sprawling tea plantations, strawberry farms and honey bee farms dot the countryside adding to its charm. Another must-try in this chilly highland would be tea and scones to complete the experience.

Hike Taman Negara

As Malaysia’s first and oldest national park, the land was protected to preserve the flora and fauna across three states – Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu. Popular activities including caving, river cruises and trekking.

Find out more here.

Display of Arts and Heritage of the Malay Sultanate

As the capital city of Pahang, Kuantan hosts many impressive attractions. A haven for cultural enthusiasts, the city is home to the Pahang Art Museum and Masjid Sultan Ahmad Shah. The art museum focuses on “the state’s culture, history and art” and the mosque is an sight to behold while looking over the Kuantan River.

Pahang

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