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    Visit to Sultan Abu Bakar Museum

    by siti_aminah Written Aug 16, 2015

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    When you are in Pahang, a visit to the King's museum, Sultan Abu Bakar, is a must. This museum is located at Pekan, in Pahang state of Malaysia. It housed in a wonderful building constructed by the British in 1929. The museum displays many artifacts of the King's or Sultan of Pahang. There are old photos of the King 's parents, when he was a kid, his marriage as well as his own family.

    Besides about the history of the King's family, the museum also house old artifacts of the Orang Asli or tribal people in Pahang.

    Address: Jalan Sultan Ahmad, Kampung Pancur, 26600 Pekan

    Sultan Abu Bakar Museum Photo of the King and his wife Malay traditional weapon, The Keris The old Quran The Orang Asli museum
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    Watching Firefly at night

    by siti_aminah Updated Aug 16, 2015

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    Watching the firefly by boat at night was the most memorable thing to do in Pahang. The Firefly expert, Hafiz, gave us a talk on how firefly behaves, types of firefly and why do the fireflies flicker at night. The most exciting part was when we started to ride the boat by the river at night. It was my first experience of going out for an adventure at night!!! And at the time the weather was quite bad as lightning strike while our boat cruised the river...It was rather scary. The sky was also flickering just like the firefly, LOL!!! However, to our dismay, there were not many fireflies as we expected :-( maybe due to the weather as fireflies are afraid of light or flashlight.

    We were banned from taking photos as it would scare off the fireflies and they would even die on the spot if in contact with flashlights. So my apology for not able to provide the photos of the surroundings at night.

    You would need to book in advance as the activity is very popular among locals and tourists.

    Address: 7/ 1156,Cherating Lama,, 26080 Kuantan, Pahang

    Phone: +60 17-978 9256

    Website: http://hafizcheratingactivities.blogspot.sg/

    Hafiz Firefly Cherating Kampung at Cherating, can u spot a cat?
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    Sungai Lembing Sightseeing

    by siti_aminah Written Aug 16, 2015

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    In Sungai Lembing, I visited the Museum as well as walking through the underground mining tunnel. Sungai Lembing was once a prosperous tin mining town in Pahang. The place has been turned into a museum and a tourist attraction.

    I was so excited while walking through the underground tunnel which was once the longest in the world.

    Sungai Lembing is famous for its tasty durans and rambutans. Durian and rambutan are two famous local fruits. I bought 1/2 kg of red rambutans for only 3 RM :-) They taste so sweet and juicy...Worth buy!!!

    Main entrance to the museum The history of mining showcase in musuem The small town of Sungai Lembing The pathway inside the tunnel Attractions in the tunnel
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    Visit to Keropok Lekor factory

    by siti_aminah Written Aug 16, 2015

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    I visited the keropok lekor (kind of crackers made of fish, they can be hard or soft) factory. I watched how they made the keropok lekor. Keropok can be either fried or steam and eaten with your favourite chilly sauce Keropok lekor is one of my favourite evening snack.

    The making of Keropok Lekor Keropok Lekor ready to be cooked Keropok Lekor being steamed
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    a small mosque on the way to Kuantan

    by globetrott Updated Oct 14, 2014

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    This is a small mosque that we passed by on our way to Kunatan. It is a pity we did not stop there for a few minutes to take at least some photos from outside,
    but at least I could take these lousy pictures from the taxi. b.t.w.: It would be forbidden anyway to take a look INside such small mosques in Malaysia for non-muslims !
    But the Sultan Ahmad Shah Mosque, the biggest mosque of Kuantan is totally off-limits for non-muslims only at times of prayer and similar !
    But obviously it is allowed to go and visit that mosque for tourists as well with a guide at certain times !

    Directions: This mosque was along the road between Kunatan Port and the City of Kuanan.

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    a tree with the names of Allah

    by globetrott Updated Oct 14, 2014

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    On the premises around the Sultan Ahmad Shah Mosque I saw this interesting "tree"
    made of stainless steel. And all of the leaves of that artificial tree show different names of God written on them like "God the Allmighty" - "God of the All-forgiving" and similar.
    You will find that sculpture in an area that tourists are allowed to enter freely and without further restrictions, all day long.
    The mosque itself is totally off-limits for non-muslims only at times of prayer and similar !
    But obviously it is allowed to go and visit the mosque for tourists as well with a guide at certain times !

    Directions: The Sultan Ahmad Shah Mosque is in the centre of Kuantan, so you cannot miss it !

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    Sultan Ahmad Shah Mosque

    by globetrott Written Oct 11, 2014

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    The Sultan Ahmad Shah Mosque is sometimes also called Pahang State Mosque and it is the largest mosque and one of the most significant buildings of Kuantan. Non-muslims are not allowed to enter the mosque itself, but you will be able to enter some parts of its surrounding gardens and so we saw some great details of it's interesting architecture.
    Interesting to see were also the great pastel colors of blue and green, that give the whole building a special atmosphere.

    Directions: The Sultan Ahmad Shah Mosque is in the centre of Kuantan, so you cannot miss it !

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    great colonial architecture

    by globetrott Written Oct 11, 2014

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    These are some great buildings opposite of the Hotel Grand Continental, in the very centre of the city of Kuantan.
    Kuantan has a very long history: in the first century it was a part of the Chih-Tu empire.
    In the 11th century, it became part of the Pheng-Kheng empire before it was taken over by the Siamese in the 2th century. In the 15th century Kuantan was ruled by the Malacca Empire and in 1850 the first white settlers arrived.Nowadays Kuantan has a population of about 600.000 inhabitants

    Directions: These buildings are in the centre of the City, not far from the Mosque

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    The tourist Information centre

    by globetrott Written Oct 11, 2014

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    This is the tourist information centre of Kuantan and you will find it at the end of Jalan Makhota in the very centre of the city of Kuantan.
    The Tourist Information Centre is open for customers daily from 0900am till 01.00pm and from 02.00 till 05.00pm
    Their telephone is 09 / 516 1007. There are more infos when you click on the webpage below !

    Address: Jalan Makhota

    Directions: Jalan Makhota

    Website: http://www.pahangtourism.org.my/index.php/destinations/islands-beaches/kuantan/places-to-visit-in-pahang

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    the old colonial buildings

    by globetrott Written Oct 11, 2014

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    In the centre of Kuantan you will find a lot of quite modern buildings and in between you will also see some great examples of the local, traditional architecture of Colonial houses dating back to the middle of the 19th centrury, when the first white settlers started to build their colonies there from 1850 onwards.

    Directions: These buildings are in the centre of the City, not far from the Mosque.

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    The ride from port to the city of Kuantan

    by globetrott Written Oct 11, 2014

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    Here you will see some impressions of places we passed by, when driving from the port of Kunatan to the citycentre.
    The weather was a bit cloudy, the air was quite humid and later in that afternoon it even started to rain quite heavily for a short time.
    Kuantan has a population of about 600.000 inhabitants nowadays.

    Directions: The distance from Port to the City was around 10km

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    Climbing Panorama Hill

    by melberrys Written Feb 9, 2014

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    By "climb", I mean climb the stairs. For beginners and casual tourists, it would be a fine place. But for those who wants the hiking/trekking experience, you need to go to nearby hills (there are a lot of other trails in the village), but mind you, the stairs are tiring to climb. I saw a hiker panting on the way up and had his knees wobble going down. So, yeah, this place is not recommended for those who have knees problem.

    The view up there is breathtaking. You can see Lembing River and nearby village, and on the other side of the hill is the view of untouched greenery on nearby hills.

    It is advisable to climb it before dawn, about 6am. It is the sunrise view you don't want to miss. During my trip, the sun unfortunately was hidden under thick fog and clouds, but the view of the fog laying on the greens are also very amazing.

    Address: Sungai Lembing, Kuantan

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    Climbing Panorama Hill

    by melberrys Written Feb 9, 2014

    I've climbed up the Panorama Hill. By "climb", I mean climb the stairs. For beginners and casual tourists, it would be a fine place. But for those who wants the hiking/trekking experience, you need to go to nearby hills (there are a lot of other trails in the village), but mind you, the stairs are tiring to climb. I saw a hiker panting on the way up and had his knees wobble going down. So, yeah, this place is not recommended for those who have knees problem.

    The view up there is breathtaking. You can see Lembing River and nearby village, and on the other side of the hill is the view of untouched greenery on nearby hills.

    It is advisable to climb it before dawn, about 6am. It is the sunrise view you don't want to miss. During my trip, the sun unfortunately was hidden under thick fog and clouds, but the view of the fog laying on the greens are also very amazing.

    If you are visiting on the weekend, the place might be a bit cramped. I just say this as a reminder for people who doesnt like crowds.

    Address: Sungai Lembing, KuantanGo

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    Kampung Belimbing - Jetty to Chini Lake

    by DaHongHua Written Dec 21, 2012

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    Drive for 88km from Kuantan thru Gambang, before Sri jaya, there is a left junction for you to continue your journey of about 28km to reach Kampung Belimbing. The jetty here is one of the point for a visitor to go to Chini Lake.
    Villagers will come to greet you to offer some helps, you may bargain for a price if you want a boat. If you do not meet any person, there are a few sign display contact numbers for you to hire a boat. You may choose to do a homestay at this village too.

    winding road, double lines, the jetty at Kg Belimbing this way to Tasik Chini the sign, the contact number for a boat
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    Teluk Cempedak

    by zuyao Written Oct 14, 2012

    The nearest beach to town is Teluk Cempedak. It's a nice place for a picnic and some water sports. Food aplenty here - with choice of local, fast food and cafe chains. The area can get quite crowded too especially on weekends. It is after all a public beach.

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