Pahang is the biggest state in Peninsular Malaysia. It is not possible to visit the tourist attractions within a short period of time. Tourists are advised to stay longer in order to enjoy what Pahang has to offer.
Pahang hosts the largest rain forest area, the biggest national park in Peninsular Malaysia, the tallest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia, several famous highlands such as Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands, Fraser’s Hill and Bukit Tinggi, wild animal sanctuaries, several big lakes such as Bera and Chini, plenty of beaches and islands.
Every inch of Pahang is well connected via land. There is no integrated public transportation, however each districts has private bus operators that offer their services. The price of the bus are relatively cheap.
Malaysia’s official language is Malay Language and the second language is English Language. Due to its multi ethnic population, Mandarin Language and Tamil Language are also widely used in Pahang.
The travelers shouldn’t be scared to communicate and talk to the locals. Most of them understand English very well. Malaysia is placed second in Asia behind the Singapore and twelfth in the world for its English literacy rate.
Pahang uses Ringgit Malaysia in their daily transaction. The currency is pegged to US dollar.
Certain part of is quite advance with the cashless transaction. So, the travelers don’t have to worry if they don’t have the cash handy. However, if they intend to go to a bit rural area. It is better to have some cash stashed.
If one goes at the market or stall areas, please be mindful to bring cash in small notes. Most of the street vendors don’t have bigger notes.
The emergency contact in Malaysia is 999. It connects to other emergency services like police, ambulance and fire services.
It is advisable to keep the embassy of the travelers home country’ phone number. The embassy could provide legal help and takes care of its citizens’ welfare if something unfavorable happened during the travel.
Malaysia is located at the middle of the equator line. Hence, the weather in Pahang is hot and humid with constant rain throughout the year. There’s no need for thick clothes. However, travelers have to prepare a raincoat or an umbrella in case of rain.
No Smoking Areas
Almost all accommodations abide by the rules of prohibiting smoking in their premises. Starting 2019, all the eatery places indoor or outdoor will be no smoking areas. The same rules apply for public transportation and highway areas.
It is not obligated to tip in Malaysia. In some places, the customers are charged 10% out of their bills for the services. However, there’s nothing harmful about showing a little bit of gestures to those who serve us.
There are several places the travelers can go find information about Pahang. For example,the places like Tourism Pahang, Pahang Tourism Action Council and Tourism Malaysia. These places provide information about Pahang, guide map and advice on attractions and places to go.
The information can also be gathered online. There are lots of website services, whether government affiliate agencies or from private travel agencies regarding the Information on Pahang can be found easily.
The power socket in Malaysia is of type G which is the same as British power socket. It has three pins and the standard voltage is 240 V while the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
If the travelers come from countries that has standard similar voltage between 220 – 240V such as the UK, Europe, Australia and most of the Asian and African country, it is safe to use their own electrical appliances.
However, for travelers from US, Canada and most South America. The standard voltage for their electrical appliances is within the range of 100 V – 127 V. If they want to use their electrical appliances, they must use voltage converter.