Monday, June 10, 2013

Welcome to Pahang

Pahang is the largest state in Peninsular Malaysia.

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Map of Pahang in Malaysia

Kuantan 关丹 — the state capital, a popular seaside resort with long stretches of sand
Bentong 文冬
Jerantut 而连突
Kuala Lipis 立卑
Maran 马兰
Pekan 北根 — the royal town, 45 km south of Kuantan
Raub 劳勿
Temerloh 淡马鲁

Pahang is the third largest state in Malaysia, after Sarawak and Sabah, and the largest in Peninsular Malaysia. The state occupies the huge Pahang River river basin. It is bordered to the north by Kelantan, to the west by Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, to the south by Johor and to the east by Terengganu and the South China Sea. Its state capital is Kuantan, and the royal seat is at Pekan. Other important towns include Jerantut, Kuala Lipis, Temerloh and the hill resorts of Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands, Bukit Tinggi and Fraser's Hill.

The Arabic honorific of Pahang is Darul Makmur ("Abode of Tranquility").

The ethnic composition is roughly 1,000,000 Malay and Bumiputra, 233,000 Chinese, 68,500 Indians, 13,700 others, and 68,000 non-citizens.

~Info courtesy of Wikitravel~

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