Thursday, 17 November 2011

Malaysia Info - Places of Interest Pahang


This is Malaysia's green bowl supplying vegetables to the major cities of the country and to Singapore. The cool climate makes it an excellent tea growing area, and indeed the Cameron tea is highly priced in the world market. Places of interest are the Robinson waterfall, the Rose Garden nurseries and the vegetable farms.
There is also an 18-hole golf course. The small town of Tapah at the foot of the hill is the gateway to the resort which can be reached by bus, taxi or train from Kuala Lumpur. From Tapah, regular bus and taxi services are available. Accommodation facilities included old English country inn-styled hotels, chalets and Government resthouses. Special mention must be made of the Ye Olde Smokehouse where everything, outside as inside the building is preserved as it used to be during the colonial time, except for modern conveniences.
Genting Highlands, located at an elevation of 1,800 meters above sea level is one of the most developed hill resorts in Malaysia and is popular with many local and foreign visitors. It offers a wide range of accommodation to suit every budget and taste. The cool mountain weather and lush greenery is an ideal escapade away from the heat, hustle and bustle of the city.
There are numerous activities that one can indulge in : dining at the Genting Theatre Restaurant featuring shows by international stars, boating and having fun at the newly added roller-coaster and many other fun-filled rides at the all-new Genting Theme Park as well as the attraction of "Virtual Reality", an exciting and unique game. Punters can try their luck at the world class Casino De Genting. The Awana Golf Club, a luxury condotel, provides at the Awana ranch and jungle trekking. Genting Highlands is accessible by a well-maintained road and is only an hour's drive from Kuala Lumpur. Adventure-conscious visitors can soar above the clouds on cable cars from Awana to the summit.
Fraser's Hill 104 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur can be reached from Kuala Lumpur either through the East-West Highway branching off towards Bentong/Raub, turning left to Gap before Raub. Alternatively, one can also take the Northern route (towards Penang) and cutting off at Kuala Kuba Baharu for a drive to the Gap. At the Gap, there is a control gate for one-way traffic to the hill which is open from 6.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m., with up-hill traffic reserved for odd hours and the down-hill traffic at even hours.
Fraser's Hill provides visitors with the cool mountain air, the abundance of luxuriant vegetation, the peace and tranquility combined with other attractions such as its stable of ponies, the nursery containing many exotic flowers, the Jeriau waterfalls and a very pleasant 9-hole golf course. Other facilities include a children's playground and a roller skating rink. For accommodation, Fraser's Hill has a range of hotels, chalets and colonial-bungalows to suit one's preferences and budget.
Bukit Tinggi is a hill retreat area with several resorts taking advantage of the cool, fresh country air that pervades the area. Among the resorts here are Selesa Hillhomes and Bukit Tinggi Resort. Visitors can jungle trek, take long invigorating walksor head for nearby Genting Highlands. Also in this area is Janda Baik, a resort-cum-residential vicinity that is popular with urban dwellers seeking to escape the bustle of the city for a brief respite.

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