Faces of
Malaysia
Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Taman Negara, Malaysia

Kuala Tembeling Jetty

address: Kuala Tembeling, Pahang, Malaysia
Kuala-Tembeling-Jetty.jpg, The jetty in Kuala Tembeling is the starting point for the 3h boat ride to Taman Negara
The jetty in Kuala Tembeling is the starting point for the 3h boat ride to Taman Negara

boat departure from Kuala Tembeling to Taman Negara: 2pm
duration of boat ride: 2.5h - 3h

The boats from Taman Negara arrive here in Kuala Tembeling at about noon time.

 


the building on the left is where HAN Travel is located and in the building on the right is the NKS office and also the counter to pay for the park fees image: Google Street View

 


view from Tembeling River of the jetty and the long-tail boats, turn around you can on a virtual ride along the river image: Google Street View

 

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More information about the boat ride to Taman Negara




Hotels in Taman Negara

Xcape Resort Taman Negara

Resort with bungalows, restaurant and swimming pool in Kuala Tahan. With a big parking lot in front, it is mainly catering for tour groups.

Tahan Guesthouse

basic guest house in a green and colorful setting near the mosque, 10min from the jetty

Attractions

Kuala Tahan, Taman Negara

Kuala Tahan is the small village just opposite the entrance to Taman Negara NP at the other side of Sungai Tembeling river. All accommodations are located here.

Orang Asli Village, Taman Negara

A village at the park border welcomes visitors during the day and offers a fascinating glimpse in the life the Malaysia's indigenious people.

Attractions

Singapore River, Singapore

The mouth of the Singapore River was the old Port of Singapore. It houses many of Singapore′s top historical and cultural attractions and nightlife. Famous spots: Boat Quay, Clark Quay, The Merlion, Fullerton Hotel

Menara KL (KL Tower), Kuala Lumpur

Menara KL or KL Tower, with a height of 421m, is the 7th tallest tower in the world. As it is built on hill, the observation decks offers higher ground than the Twin Towers and the best views in town.