Located in the wilds, Lake Chini is approximately 100km from Kuantan. The lake, with its fascinating myths, has attracted tourists from far and near. Legend has it that an ancient Khmer city once existed there and this has since resulted in several scientific expeditions being mounted by both local and foreign archaeologists. It is also popularly believed that a mythical monster lurks in its depths and guards the lake. Lake Chini has a number of wooden chalets and restaurants to cater for overnight visitors. There are also a number of camping spots if you plan to rough it out. Jungle gear and camping equipment are recommended. Access to the lake is by road to Kampung Belimbing, about 100km, south west of Kuantan and then on by boat through the winding Chini river. Alternatively, one can go by road via Segamat highway through the new town of Chini, and then continue traveling for 15 minutes through palm oil estate roads to the lake.
A tour of the town will not be complete without a visit to the State Museum which houses a rich collection of historical items. The museum, located at Jalan Sultan Ahmad, Pekan has valuable antique pieces such as a large quantity of glass ware and ceramics from ancient China. The old history of Pahang, especially that of its ancient kings is well-documented in this museum. Much of the museum is dedicated to the lives of the Pahang royal family. It set in the shady garden a mini zoo, the sultan's old Cadillac, a traditional kampung house and a houseboat once used on the river.
Beserah is a fishing village and is well-known for salted fish. But what many people do not know is a very unique practice of the Beserah fishermen: they employ water buffaloes (which are not normally seen on the beach for they are always used to plough padi fields or to pull heavy carts), to transport fish ftom the boats to the processing area. Beserah is situated 10 kilometres from Kuantan. A batik factory and many cottage handicraft workshops producing items made mostly of sea shells and local plant materials (dried nuts, leaves) can be found in Beserah.
At Beserah Beach, you can fish, make "keropok" etc. Other than that, various water activites can be done at Beserah Beach, such as swimming, surfing, sunbathing and sailing.
How to get there
Pantai Beserah or Beserah beach, one of the fisherman village in Pahang, is accessible from Kuantan or Kemaman.
By Road : 8 km from Kuantan towards Kemaman, Terengganu by road nearby sea viewer. Also accessible by taxi or buses hourly.
Bukit Tinggi is just over an hour's drive from Kuala Lumpur City centre and lies some 2,500 feet above sea level.
Colmar Tropicale, located in Bukit Tinggi, Pahang, is a replica of a collection of buildings from a north-eastern village in France dating back to the 16th Century. It's just like a picture postcard. The French themed resort was opened in July 2000. It's surrounded by lush tropical forest land. Just RM 16 for adults and RM 8 for children below twelve, you can enjoy the various entertainment at Colmar Tropicale. A clock tower at the entrance welcomes the visitors. You need to walk up (and down) curvy concrete staircases to view the entire development.
The theme hotel is made up of eight blocks of architectural wonder, each with its unique style, from its colourful roof tiles to cobblestone ground. The hotel has several outlets, where you can dine in the French way. Central to the village is Colmar Square where the aroma of the blooms will tantalise your senses. There are fountains and park benches in the square for relaxation after a hard day's work browsing in the 17 theme shops, or should one wish to take a breather from participating in the various activities. The drawbridge reminiscent of ancient castles, clock tower with an original cuckoo bird clock, and the viewing tower complements the ambience.
Live bands and snake performances entertain the visitors on a stage. A clown juggles balls and pins, rides on his cycle, hops around playing tricks and acting merry. Authentic French food is served from sidewalk cafes and restaurants. The tables are placed strategically around the square so you can enjoy a meal or glass of wine whilst taking in the ambience.
The children can play with the adorable furry beings at The Rabbit Park and you can discover Japanese authenticity at the Japanese Village.
The Japanese Village is located at 3,500 feet above sea level. The first of its kind outside Japan. It encompasses a Japanese Tea House, Sakura and Ume Tatami Suites, and a Botanical Garden. An hour long authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony conducted by Kimono clad ladies can be observed at the Japanese Tea House located within a
Japanese garden with mini waterfalls and a pond of multi-coloured Koi.
A one kilometre walk path built on four acres of virgin forest lies the Botanical Garden. Here amidst lush greenery, one can appreciate the sight of multi coloured and multi shaped floral and fauna, hear the call of birds and monkeys, insects buzzing and the fragrance of the growing forest. Signs with names and information snippets of trees, plants and flowers were put up for visitors.
Genting Theme Park
A multi-million ringgit playground with over 40 rides, making it Malaysia's biggest theme park.
- Turbo DropImagine being dropped from 185 feet to the ground in less than 5 seconds.
- CorkscrewThe only double loop roller coaster in Malaysia that spins up to a height of 90 feet.
- Super TobogganRace down a twisting track at supersonic speed with no brakes!
- Rain Forest Splash PoolA heated and covered water park where you can have a whale of a time enjoying the Wave Pool, Action Pool, Big Bucket and more.
- Grand Prix Go KartA special go-kart circuit where speeding is legal.
Exciting rides for the young at heart are the heart and soul of First World Plaza. Suspended rides include:
- Euro Express Roller Coaster
- Reindeer Cycle Monorail
- Rio Ride
On a more romantic note, Take the gondola ride with the sweet strains of a serenade in the air. For a European carnival-like atmosphere, make your way to the Carousel and Ferris Wheel.
Indulge in a snow fight, go sledging or simply enjoy the gentle touch of falling snowdrops on your face at Southeast Asia's biggest and best snow house.
Be afraid. Be very afraid... but have fun too! That's our philosophy at the 4000 square foot tour of terror, Haunted Adventure. Scary attractions and live - unpredictable - actors, mean screamingly good fun! Take a walk through the 100 - year - old Coffin of Terror and see the spooks within. But don't let go of the kids... Not for the faint hearted!
Find out whether you' ve a fear of heights or not at the biggest indoor climbing wall in Southeast Asia. Professionals are on hand to get you climbing walls as good as 'Spidey'.
Genting Sky Venture
Sky dive without a parachute, or without jumping out of a plane. The one and only sky diving simulator in Asia, the Genting Sky Venture is a state - of - the - art sky diving wind tunnel with a maximum speed of 120 mph winds to keep you airborne.
With over 70 outlets, the passion for shopping burns stronger than ever. So, you can be sure of taking home more than just memories of your stay. Shop for famous labels such as Nike, Timberland, Dockers and U2.
Wet and wild splash-tacular family fun! Splash into the heated waters, take a ride down the Tornado slide or just float around the heated Splash Pool.
Things are really heating up! Experience the heated water play area and so much more at the only water park at 6,000 feet above sea level. What's more? The heated pool is covered.
Come and experience a new world of fun and adventure! Have a splash of time with the Wave Pool, Action River, Big Bucket, Tornado Slide and many more!
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