Monday, May 23, 2011
Pekan, sebuah bandar tua yang mempunyai banyak kesan sejarahnya. Bandar ini juga dikenali sebagai Bandar Diraja pernah menjadi ibu negeri dan pusat pentadbiran negeri Pahang Darul Makmur.
Dalam tahun 1948, bangunan ini telah diduduki oleh DYMM Almarhum Sultan Abu Bakar sebagai menggantikan Istana Sri Terentang. Bangunan ini kemudiannya dikenali sebagai Istana Kota Beram yang menjadi tempat persemayaman baginda dan menjalankan upacara-upacara yang lain. Pada tahun 1954, lantaran kedudukan ruang-ruang di dalam istana yang agak terhad, kerajaan negeri telah membina bangunan tambahan untuk dijadikan balai yang dikenali dengan Balairung Seri.
WELL, LET’S DRIVE ABOUT 38 KM FROM MAHKOTA AMAN HOMESTAY TO THE TOWN OF SUNGAI LEMBING AND LEARN ABOUT ITS PAST GLORY...
The Pahang Sungai Lembing Museum was set up to remember the glory days of Sungai Lembing town as the richest producer of tin when the country, Malaysia, was the largest producer in the world.
However, tin is no more an important ore in the world, having been replaced by plastics, alluminium and other cheaper synthetic resources for what were previously its end products, like tins and containers for foods and drinks.
With the establishment of the Museum, it is hoped that the present and future generations can comprehend and see the importance it had played in the economic and social development of Pahang state as well as the country.
Source : http://www.pahang-delights.com/sungai-lembing.html
Friday, May 20, 2011
Kuantan, the capital city and main administrative center of the state of Pahang Darul Makmur, lies on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, about 170 miles east of Kuala Lumpur - the capital city of Malaysia - and 215 miles north of Singapore. It is situated on the banks of the Kuantan river mouth, facing the South China Sea. This town is the gateway to the delightful East Coast states of West Malaysia. You can travel north along the coastal road to the states of Trengganu and Kelantan. And further up north towards the borders of Thailand. Although Kuantan has grown into a bustling modern town in line with the rapid development of Malaysia, it still retains its delightful cultures, traditions and values, making it a modern yet traditional town. Populated mainly by the Malays, Chinese and Indians, you will also find in the outskirts, communities of indigenous people ( known as "Orang Asli" in Malaysia), some living the modern way while others maintaining their traditional lifestyle.
THINGS TO DO
Well, don't just stay in your room while you're in town...take a peek outside and enjoy the wonderful scenery. Partake in the activities. And you'll find that there are plenty of joyful things and activities you can do in Kuantan. The popular beaches of Teluk Chempedak, Batu Hitam and the tranquil Sepat Beach are just nearby. You can enjoy and experience the vibrant night markets or watch the unique sight of buffaloes hauling carts laden with catches of the sea at Beserah. Or go to Jalan Masjid in the middle of Kuantan and visit the Pahang Heroes Museum (Muzium Tokoh Pahang) depicting the notables of Pahang's political and social history. Make a visit to the Pahang Art Gallery (Balai Seni Lukis Pahang) at Jalan Tanah Putih near the MPK Office Building. Or just watch some lively traditional dances at the Taman Budaya Negeri Pahang at Jalan Teluk Sisek. And if you wish to take a fast jog to burn your fats away or just have a leisurely stroll to exercise your eyes, this capital of Pahang has several recreational parks and a popular waterfalls spot with friendly facilities. Take the exciting river-cruise on the River where you'll get to observe and walk through untouched mangroves swamp along the river bank. Or just go...SHOPPING!
So, pick your choice and enjoy Kuantan, the delightful gateway to the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Sungai Pandan Recreational Forest is located in the Forest picnic, about 7km from Mahkota Aman Homestay and 25 km from the center of the town of Kuantan. Travelling from the city center takes about half an hour, either by taking their own vehicles, or public transport such as buses (Bus Co Bukit Kuantan), taxi etc.
It was founded in the early 1980 by the District Forest Office oversight of the Kuantan and Pahang State Forestry Department. Today, it has became one of the tourist sights and a must visit waterfall in Malaysia.
The waterfall is about 50 acres with a height of 75.8 meters above sea level is the catchment forests of the lowland dipterocarp type. This recreational forest is rich and lush with many species of flora including timber trees, fern plants, fungi, mushrooms, bamboo, rattan and herbs. While the fauna of various species of insects, birds, monkeys, apes, monkeys, tapirs, porcupines, deer, mouse, bear, and more. Here there are endemic species of timber trees from the roof of Meranti, Keruing Chogan, resin, oil and Balau Red Sea that was decades old.
This recreational forest is a privilege of water known as the waterfall, Sungai Pandan Waterfalls. A while ago it was also known as Waterfall Panching, known not only for locals but also foreign visitors who prefer to spend a weekend here. This waterfall is also regularly receive visits of foreign tourists visit it every day, especially from March to September. Among the attractions is the unique and beautiful rock formations and waterfalls height of 100 meter rise 7 to bathing pools are beautiful and clean. Peace and green pond water waterfall, which is similar to the color of the pandan may also mean, why it is called Sungai Pandan Waterfalls .. … And not surprisingly, almost all tourists who visit do not miss the opportunity for bathing and swimming here.
This recreational forest has also been equipped with various facilities including, car parking, food stalls, toilets, mosque, family field day, camping sites, rest huts, a swimming-pool bath and a suspension bridge for visitors to feel and see the beautiful rolling facing the waterfall. Here, visitors come not only for bathing Manda, picnic and play, but can also do exercise activities such as jungle trekking, camping, and family day. This recreational forest is rich with various species of wild birds, including resident and the type of migration. It is suitable for the activities’ Watching Birds. An area of natural vegetation ‘pitcher’ which is about about one hectare with a variety of species that have been identified including, Nepenthes Reflesiana (lower & upper Pitcher Pitcher), and Nepenthes Nepenthes Ampullaria Grassilis. It consists of a variety of colors, sizes and shapes that look a little different in this area grow. A number of conservation fee also applies to all visitors who want to go visit here, and the plant is described by the guide. This payment is intended to cover all costs of management, maintenance and monitoring of the area. It also is part of efforts to conserve and protect this plant from extinction due to the greed of irresponsible.
District Forest Office has also developed an area of eight acres Rattan Arboretum which contains about 12 species of rattan, which is of type MANAU Rattan Calamus Manan), Rattan Bachap (Daemonorops Leptopus), Rattan Rings (Daemonorops Geniculatus), Dok Rattan (Calamus Ornatus) , Rattan Shrimp (Daemonorps Didymophyllus), Rattan Sabong (Vertiallaris), Rattan Jernang (Daemonorps Didymophylla), Rattan Sega (Colamus Carsius), Rattan Elephant (Plectocomiopsis scortechinii), Rattan Mostly (Calanus Scabridulus), Rattan Jahra (Daemonorops) and Rattan Mantang (Plectocomia Griffithii).
Source : http://www.pandanwaterfall.com/
Every adult ride in the park comes with its own kid-sized replica. Not only can children enjoy getting wet in rides created with them in mind, the plentiful children-only additions may make even adults wish they were young again. With the Children Fantasy Island (“Penguin Island”), Special Kidz Zone, The Adventure Typhoon River as well as a 1 kilometer long man-made sandy beach, never-ending fun and merriment awaits for the young and the young-at-heart!
20 minutes by car from Mahkota Aman Homestay ( 21.5 KM), Bukit Gambang Water Park offers non-stop fun and excitement in an area spanning across 60 acres! Among the unique and fascinating attractions available include a man-made 20-acre lake with breathtaking views and also suitable for a wide variety of fun water sports.Check out the 25,000 sq ft wave pool that will surely offer a whale of a time! You wouldn’t want to miss the family river raft rides and the amazing 6 Lane Racer slides with a timing scoreboard.