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All things great from west Pahang under one roof : August 1, 2018

BENTONG: West Pahang Durian and Tourism Fiesta 2018 organized by the West Pahang Eco-Tourism and Leisure Farm Association will be held for three days from Aug 3 to 5 (Friday until Sunday) at the Bentong Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Jalan Chui Yin here.

The fiesta is supported by the Bentong Municipal Council, sponsored by Sunsuria Group and co-hosted by Bentong Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Bentong Walk Association and Raub Tourism Association. It features 26 stalls run by tourism entrepreneurs around western Pahang, including recreational farms, restaurants, tour agencies and local product manufacturers, while durian and food stalls will line up along Jalan Chui Yin. Organising chairman Stephen Chow Soon Chiat said the tourism and agricultural industry in western Pahang had been strengthened greatly, be it eco-tourism, resort, fruit orchard or local product, “thanks to the tireless efforts from all quarters”.“With aggressive promotion by former Bentong MP Datuk Sri Liow Tiong Lai, agriculture, eco-tourism and agri-tourism have developed rapidly in the past 10 years.

“Now it is high time for us to launch the branding campaign. The fiesta that is held for the first time this year will be turned into an annual programme to stimulate the tourism segment of western Pahang, to promote Bentong and Raub as the World Durian Capital,” he said.He added that while western Pahang was the hometown for Musang King durian, visitors would also be enchanted by the beauty of its tropical forests.“Malaysian durian is exported to all over the world, now we would like to invite friends around the world to savor durian right under the durian tree, as suggested by the Chinese ambassador to Malaysia, Bai Tian.”

Durian feasts four times a day, Asian Food Carnival, Bentong Heritage Sites Competition, Bentong Delicacies Competition, Explore Charming Western Pahang Online Competition are some of the attractive programmes lined up.A DIY Corner will also be set up in the hall, where handicraft enthusiasts may demonstrate craft-making from 2 pm to 5 pm.“Handicraft lovers are welcome to demonstrate the making of various art and crafts, such as batik, denim bag, quilt, and others. Creative businesses such as handicrafts play a major role in promoting tourism,” he added. For details, call Lee Lay Ping 012-220 9337 or Jason Pua 016-335 8663 at the secretariat.


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After casting ballots, Sungai Kandis voters celebrate with durian feast - August 5, 2018

SHAH ALAM: Despite having braved the long queues and heat to cast their ballots in Sungai Kandis today, hundreds of voters are lining up a second time at nearby fruit stalls to get their durian fix. Speaking to the New Straits Times Press today, one durian seller in Sungai Kandis said many voters made a beeline for her stall, where she managed to sell 350kg of the pungent fruit in under three hours.

"I opened for business at 9 am and almost immediately, hundreds of people flocked to my stall after voting (at nearby polling centers)," she said, adding that she made more profit today than the past two weeks combined. Emy said her durians, which were brought in from Raub in Pahang, were sold between RM6 and RM18 a kilogram, and that she usually operated from 9 am to 1 am every day. 

"However, since most of the durians have been sold off already, we will have to close shop early," she said, adding that another lorry filled with durian was on its way to Sungai Kandis from Raub. Emy said she also plans to cast her vote at the nearby polling center in SK Jalan Kebun, located next to her shop, later today.

Two-day outdoor adventure awaits in Janda Baik

WONDERING where to take your family during the August school break? Why not “Go Outdoors with Star Metro Adventure Club”.To be held at Chengal Resort, Janda Baik, Pahang, on Aug 25 and 26, joint organizers Metro Adventure Club and Universal Fitness & Leisure Sdn Bhd (UFL) decided to bring back the event following the success of the last few editions.

UFL managing director Datuk Radha Krishnan said urban dwellers and thrill-seekers will definitely enjoy the new line-up of events. “Our focus is on providing a fun-filled event that can be enjoyed by the whole family with the element of adventure included,” he said. The trip would make an ideal getaway for the family as it is activity and education focused.

There will be seasoned outdoor professionals on hand who will conduct workshops and run activities, an ideal situation for those who want to answer the call of the wild but don’t know where to start. They will help participants learn basic survival, emergency preparedness, navigation and camping skills, which are on the agenda from start to end. And if you make the cut by the end of the trip, you will also be officially certified by our outdoor professionals.

During your two-day/one-night stay, there will be plenty of healthy, outdoor activities. Participants and their families will get to enjoy a Blindfold Drop Zone (zip line), WhatsApp Treasure Hunt and a nature walk on a virgin trail to name a few. There will also be a “Masterchef” Breakfast Contest, where teams will go head-to-head to whip up a meal with “interesting ingredients” in the fastest time possible.For the adventurous, there is also the Backpackers Night Explorace. Of course, you can just sit back and relax by Chengal Resort’s pond while your children have fun in the great outdoors.

Sleeping arrangements will be readily made available by our team once you arrive. Tents will be furnished with air beds, sleeping bags as well as an Igloo cooler box, but rest assured you will only be using them for sleep and nothing else. There are also toilets and showers nearby which are clean and fully equipped. Lunch, tea, and dinner are included on the first day, and brunch will be served on the second day. Campers are also privy to a make-shift pantry to appease their midnight hunger pains. Tickets are priced RM399 per person with a minimum of two guests per tent.

Each guest will also receive a goodie bag with outdoor items worth RM500, compliments of UFL. Deadline for bookings is Aug 15. To reserve your spot now, call 03-6275 9544 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The great outdoors awaits!


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Move to boost tourism in Pahang - July 26, 2018

KUANTAN: The Pahang government will continue to promote tourism products in Kuala Tahan and Kuala Tembeling, which are the entry points to Taman Negara, said state Tourism, Environment, Plantation, and Biotechnology Committee chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Sharkar Shamsuddin. He said the move was taken because tourism activities in the two areas were badly affected by the massive floods in 2014.

He said among the worst affected were homestays, resorts and motels around Kuala Tahan and Kuala Tembeling, hence priority for repair and upgrading works should be at these places.“For long-term planning, the state government will also collaborate with travel agents, boat operators at the national park, as well as the media to promote the two areas,” he said.

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Move to draw more tourists to Pahang - July 11, 2018

KUANTAN: Conventions, seminars, and symposiums will be held at the main method to draw tourists to Pahang, said state Tourism, Environment, Plantations, and Biotechnology Committee chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Sharkar Shamsudin. He said such an approach would attract visitors to come in groups, stay overnight, spend and boost revenue for the state’s tourism sector.  Mohd Sharkar said as such, Tourism Pahang will soon be known as Pahang Tourism and Convention Bureau.

It will play its role in promoting the state as a premier destination and also provide information to the visitors, he said. “Seminars and symposiums are nothing new in the tourism industry but if they are held and actively promoted, will bring in a large number of visitors as these events involve many participants. “The bureau will play a major role in this matter and will have a comprehensive development plan and several programmes, including serious efforts in promoting events such as the bird race, billfish competition and also caving activities, which have a huge following,” he said.

He said this after a tour of the Mangala Resort & Spa in Gambang. Mohd Sharkar said the bureau will work closely with the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry for a better and wider market internationally and locally. Also present were Farm Resort Gambang managing director Datuk Franky Chua Goon Eng, Tourism Ministry Pahang Office general manager Datuk Idros Yahya and Tourism Pahang general manager Datuk Ishak Mokhtar. “The bureau will meet frequently to plan programmes and explore the direction of the tourism industry in the state.

Some tourist destinations will perhaps need to be upgraded and this can be discussed at the meetings,” said Mohd Sharkar. He also said Mangala Resort & Spa, which won the World Gold in the Environmental (Rehabilitation/Conservation) Category at the FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Awards 2018 in Dubai, would be a model venue for seminars and conventions. It was the first resort in the country to receive such an award. Praising the resort as an icon of eco-tourism destination, Mohd Sharkar said it served as an ideal getaway for those who want to enjoy greenery and privacy.


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