A City of Contrasts and Diversity
he third largest state in Peninsular Malaysia, Pahang has enveloped two-thirds of the state with verdant rainforest, making it a magnificent enclave of lush greenery, exotic wildlife and nature treasures. Between its exhilarating diving, brilliant beaches, gnarly jungle treks and spirited villages, its tropical-island allure is impossible to resist.
"Visitors to Pahang are usually there to visit the state's famous hill resorts, its internationally-known islands and beaches, or Taman Negara, the Peninsula's finest park. Each of these attractions is substantial enough to merit special attention in our pages. Pahang's other attractions, though less well-known, should not be missed by anyone visiting the state"
National Park, Pahang
Visitors to Pahang are usually there to visit the state's famous hill resorts, its internationally-known islands and beaches, or Taman Negara, the Peninsula's finest park. Each of these attractions is substantial enough to merit special attention in our pages. Pahang's other attractions, though less well-known, should not be missed by anyone visiting the state.
Tioman Island, Pahang
About 56km off the coast of Pahang lies Tioman Island, an alluring holiday paradise in the South China Sea. According to legend, this island is the final resting place of a mythical dragon princess. The warm waters and good visibility make Tioman a paradise for divers. This island is an idyllic spot for leisurely days under the sun. Swim in its emerald waters, enjoy a stroll by the beach or be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves. There are several villages scattered around the coastline, the larger ones being Salang, Tekek, Genting, Paya and Juara. Each village offers a different and unique atmosphere. Tioman's verdant greenery is home to a splendid variety of plants and small animals, including butterflies, monitor lizards, deer and monkeys. The island's granite formations make for excellent rock-climbing expeditions. The more adventurous can attempt to scale the sheer cliff face of the legendary Gunung Nenek Semukut or Dragons Horns.
The fun never stops at Genting, the City of Entertainment, perched on the top of cool, breezy Genting Highlands. One big attraction in Genting is the cool weather. It is accessible by car from Kuala Lumpur in one hour, or also accessible by a cable car called Genting Skyway which at its opening was the world's fastest and South East Asia's longest gondola lift. Because of the high altitude, visitors like to visit the highland to enjoy the cool weather. In the evening, there is spectacular entertainment at the Genting International Showroom or Pavilion, be it a thrilling magic show or an ice-skating extravaganza. There are also opportunities to go shopping at First World Plaza, visit the indoor and outdoor theme parks and feast on a wide range of delicious food at the many restaurants. There are also bowling centre, video arcades, Cineplex and casinos. .
Genting Highlands, Pahang