Nestled on the banks of the Pahang River, Temerloh exudes yesteryear charm with its colonial-era architecture, local markets and family-run restaurants. As the main city of central Pahang, Temerloh features a range of shopping outlets and has convenient access to fishing areas, riverboat rides and numerous jungle adventures.
Things to do
Sitting at the confluence of the Pahang and Semantan rivers, Temerloh is renowned for its freshwater fishing, especially when it comes to catching silver catfish. This local specialty is often served up as part of creative meals in restaurants around town. However, if you want to buy and cook the fish yourself, head to Pekan Sehari, one of Malaysia’s biggest markets, which also sells handmade goods and other local produce.
Are you interested in exploring Malaysia’s natural environments? Venture into the Kuala Krau Wildlife Reserve, where you’ll find pristine forest and the Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre. Here you can meet rescued and protected elephants, before helping to wash these gentle creatures in the river.
If you’re craving more wildlife experiences, head over to nearby Bukit Rengit, where you’ll find Deerland Park, home to deer, ostriches, porcupines, black leopards and alligators. You can also feed and touch the friendly deer. When it’s time for a rest, kick back under shady trees in Taman Kenangan, a riverfront park with jogging trails and a playground.
Those looking for retail therapy in Temerloh should focus their attention on the centre of town, which has numerous clothing stores, such as Pasaraya Ku, Kedai Kasut Kristal and NSK Jeans. You’ll also find a range of technology stores, from Nokia to Oppo Temerloh Concept Store, along with multiple international restaurants.
Temerloh is about 135 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur, which takes under two hours in a car. You can walk around certain parts of town, but you will either need a vehicle or use passenger boats to explore the area.
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