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Temerloh is a city in Pahang.


Temerloh is a town in Central Pahang, Malaysia in Temerloh district. Located about 130 km from Kuala Lumpur along the Kuantan-Kuala Lumpur trunk road, Temerloh is the second largest town in Pahang after Kuantan. It is situated at the junction of the Pahang River and the Semantan River. "Temerloh" usually refers to the territory under administration of Temerloh Municipal Council or Majlis Perbandaran Temerloh, which includes the smaller towns adjacent to the city such as Mentakab, Lanchang, Kuala Krau and Kerdau.

Get in[edit]

Both the E2 Highway and the newer E8 expressway run through Temerloh.

Get around[edit]

By road Temerloh is accessible by road transportation as it has a good connection to other cities. The East Coast Expressway connects Temerloh with Kuantan and Kuala Lumpur as well as other small towns in Pahang. This highway will soon link Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu. Alternatively, old trunk road also connect Temerloh with other small towns in Pahang such as Jengka, Jerantut, Karak and Maran. It is also possible to travel to Temerloh by bus as there are plenty of bus service that departs from Kuala Lumpur and Kuantan daily.

By rail The nearest train station to Temerloh is Mentakab train station apart from other minor stations which is situated at Sungai Belengu, Kerdau and Kuala Krau. The train service is provided by the KTMB.

By water The water transportation among the locals still exist especially those live at the bank of Pahang River. The water transportation is a necessity especially for the farmers to transport their crops as there is no bridge to connect both side of the river.

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Temerloh town sits at the confluence of the Pahang and Semantan Rivers, which is why it is rich with freshwater fish such as Patin (silver catfish), Jelawat, Baung, Tenggalan, Lampam, Belida, Tilapia and Kerai. As the home of the Patin fish, the Temerloh folks have special dishes that bring out the best taste of the fish. Besides, a visit to the Sunday Bazaar Pekan Sehari is not to be missed. Located along the town's riverside, Pekan Sehari is a place where all kinds of goods and commodities can be found and sold at a reasonable price. In fact this Pekan Sehari is said to be the longest and biggest in the whole of Pahang.The sellers come normally by the riverboats early in the morning, and take their place before the customers arrive about 7.00 in the morning. Every Sunday mornings are busy days when boats come and go ferrying passengers and goods to the Pekan Sehari.

Apart from its variety of fish population, the town of Temerloh also offers a variety of jungle and wild-life experiences. The Kuala Krau Wildlife Reserve, a virgin forest reserve with untouched flora and fauna, is also where you can find the Elephant Conservation and Sanctuary and the Seladang Breeding Center. And Gunung Senyum Recreational Forest, a paradise for nature and cave lovers is just about 20 km away. Located at Bukit Rengit, Lancang, the Deerland Park is where you can learn not only about deers, feed and touch them, but also other animals such as ostriches, peacocks, tuna deers, nilga deers (India) and wood-duck (Canada). Home to the albino monkey, porcupines, black leopard, civet, the Malayan gharial crocodile and alligators, the town's mini zoo covering over 1.5 hectares of land, is located at Jalan Bahagia, near Kampung Sungai Rabit. There's also recreational park is located right in the middle of Temerloh town, behind the Courthouse, called "Taman Bandar (Town Park). Among the facilities provided here are skate-board track, playground, jogging trails and a mini stadium. There also several natural and man made fishing spots around Temerloh.

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If you are looking to buy vehicle or motorcycle, there is several shop you need pay a visit. Honda - Chuan Thye. It's a honda car dealership. Here is the link. The area is home to several markets selling a wide range of goods.

Those who are health conscious can easily locate the renown vitamins and supplement distributor at Taman Setia Jasa, about 10km from Chenor Exit of the East Coast Highway (LPT). Since the nearest Shaklee branch is either 3 hours drive away to Kuala Lumpur or 7 hours drive away to Kota Bharu, it is a bargain to just drop by and get up close and personal with a real-life distributor.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Patin (fresh water catfish) is the local delicacy, but inquire about prices as certain types of Patin can be extremely expensive.

Drink[edit][add listing]

In Temerloh proper alcohol can be quite difficult to find, but the Chinese district of Mentakab has several food courts selling alcohol as well as a few nightclubs and Chinese style (hostess) bars.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Green Park Hotel-a large, clean hotel which is probally the largest in Temerloh. Green Park Hotel is also the best hotel in Temerloh. Here is the link.

There are also several smaller hotels and resorts in the area.


Get out[edit]

Take the E8 or E2 to either Kuala Lumpur or Kuantan.

Take the train to Singapore.

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