Sungai Lembing things to do

Things To Do @ Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Refer to earlier blogging about her participation to Program Jejak El-Dorado Timur by Muzium Sungai Lembing. Yes, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has just resumed her holidays within her own home country under the new norm way due to global health pandemic ๐Ÿš—๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ This time she would like to sharing about her recent 2๏ธโƒฃD1๏ธโƒฃN trip to Sungai Lembing, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Historically, Sungai Lembing was a rich town because of used to be main producer of tin in Pahang, Malaysia. The history of underground tin mining has started since it was intensively managed by the Pahang Consolidated Company Limited (PCCL), a British company in 1906 till being liquidated in 1986

It was known as the El Dorado of the East ie. A Village of the English community. It’s being revitalized as a heritage tourism attraction with the opening of Muzium Sungai Lembing

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So, let’s check out where are the places to visit ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“, things to do, local foods to enjoy & hotel accommodation at Sungai Lembing from her trip ya ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ˜ƒ

SiennyLovesDrawing & her travelmates had a safe comfy approximately 3.5 hours bus ride to & from Kuala Lumpur to Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang with bus transport service by Khalifakota Travel (๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/Khalifakota.Travel.Sdn.Bhd/ ) led by Mr Imraan. Then, four-wheel drive (4WD) exciting journey with Sungai Lembing Recreation to visit Sungai Lembing places listed below (๐ŸŒ https://www.facebook.com/sungailembing.tour )

Places To Visit & Things To Do

1. Muzium Sungai Lembing

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Finally she ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is back here, this would be her 3rd visit if not mistaken. This museum is housed in an old bungalow once used by the mine manager & it houses a collection of underground mining artifacts

Slowly walking & reading the details of each exhibits in this museum making you understand greater of the view memorabilia & history about the tin mining days

Admission fee ๐ŸŽŸ is required โœ… & it may be FOC subjects to the final decision of the museum management as it will be on partial closure after Raya while it undergoing an upgrade of its artifacts exhibition with usage of technology then, read more via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2022/04/02/program-jejak-el-dorado-timur-sungai-lembing-pahang-malaysia-2022/

Her happy exploring Muzium Sungai Lembing TikTok clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSdrHreP5/

In particularly, she loves the underground tin mines model exhibited in this museum, do check out her TikTok clip captured via ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŒ https://vt.tiktok.com/ZSdrHmadB/, it was nicely done with very detailed artwork to showcase the situation of the underground tin mine

Address๐Ÿ“: Jalan Muzium, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia
Operation hours๐Ÿ•›: 9am – 5pm (Except 1st Monday of each month)
Website ๐ŸŒ: http://www.jmm.gov.my/en/museum/sungai-lembing-museum
FB: https://www.facebook.com/sungailembingmuseum/

2. Sungai Lembing Historical Tin Mines

During this recent visit, it was closed for continuous maintenance by its management, Kuantan Municipal Council (aka Majlis Bandaraya Kuantan) to ensure the safety of this underground tin mines for visitors. Do check out whether it has reopen during your trip ya

It’s the largest underground tin mine in the world ๐ŸŒŽ Actually parts of it has been refurbished as a museum for its visitors to enter the network of underground old mine tunnels which spans over 785km to observe & view the extensive collection of mining equipment that was used back in the days eg. tin samples, drilling machines, safety helmets, railway tracks & furniture from the mine managerโ€™s office etc.

Also to enjoy a tram ride to enter into the tin mine tunnels

Admission fee ๐ŸŽŸ is required โœ…

Her last visit in 2018 story via ๐ŸŒ https://siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com/2018/11/22/mita-productive-business-networking-pahang/ & tweets thread via ๐Ÿ“Œ๐ŸŒ https://twitter.com/SiennyLovesDraw/status/1056839707177283584

Address๐Ÿ“: Jalan Tanah Putih, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

๐Ÿ“Œ https://maps.app.goo.gl/U26KRVo6x7qfURSm7

FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=511072778939518

3. Sunrise Hill (AKA Panorama Hill) ๆž—ๆ˜Žๅฑฑ โ›ฐ๏ธ

1 of the things must do at Sungai Lembing is to wake up early morning & hike up to Panorama Hill 400m for sunrise ๐ŸŒ„

She took a 4WD ride with friends to be up this round , can check out the tour services by Sungai Lembing Recreation

Absolutely love the beautiful breathtaking ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ sunrise panorama view shrouded by the morning mist & breathe in fresh cool air

Last time, she has hike by foot ๐Ÿฆถ๐Ÿ‘ฃ on the stairs going up the hill, only small sections are without the staircase. So, do bring a torch light for your early morning hike. Usually approximately 30mins to 45 mins hiking journey to reach the summit for amazing sunrise scenery

Free ๐Ÿ†“ admission

Address๐Ÿ“: Kampung Kuala Kenau, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia
FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bukit-Panorama-Hill-Top-%E6%9E%97%E6%98%8E%E5%B1%B1%E9%A1%B6/169658876424845 & https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunrise-Hill-Sg-Lembing-Pahang/106627994462324

๐Ÿ“Œ https://maps.app.goo.gl/BwfgFyn49hTBgnkF7

4. Sungai Lembing Old Market Square

It’s nice to take sight in the surroundings of where the Chinese clan houses are located. Can shopping for souvenirs eg. coconut biscuits, sugar-glazed buttery crispy egg crullers from here to bring back home ๐Ÿก

There are plenty of good food to enjoy here, do continue read on the food section below ๐Ÿ˜€

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.At here, you sure will not miss out the 1st digital petrol pump โ›ฝ in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Yes โœ…, Sungai Lembing was very advanced due to its tin mines industry at that time, this small town actually owned it’s own digital petrol pump โ›ฝ, cinema with latest movies ๐Ÿฟ ๐ŸŽฅ, duty free brands shopping ๐Ÿ›๏ธ๐Ÿ›’ etc.

Address๐Ÿ“: Jalan Besar, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

๐Ÿ“Œย  https://maps.app.goo.gl/jqutD7MwDPoD2GWQ9

5. Sungai Jin aka Sungai Jing

On the way down from Sunrise Hill, your 4WD will passing by Sungai Jing picnic area, worth to stop by to enjoy a picnic meal, fishing or a river swimming here

Locals love to spend time here with family members especially weekends

Free ๐Ÿ†“ admission

๐Ÿ“Œย  https://goo.gl/maps/5rnJimEBbtzwyeJG8

6. Pasir Puteri FKA Pasir Kubur

Visitors can park its vehicles just by the river side & then enjoy picnic, river bathing etc.

Locals love to spend time here with family members during weekends at Pasir Puteri, a nice picnic area to chill, relax while enjoy fishing as well as river bathing

Vehicle parking fee is required

๐Ÿ“Œ https://maps.app.goo.gl/yKYiezJuaBBzUVTi7

7. Kolong Pahat Hanging Bridge ๆž—ๆ˜ŽๅŠๆกฅ ๐ŸŒ‰

Definitely not to be missed when visiting Sungai Lembing

Let’s feel the thrill from the mild tremble of this sturdy 200-year-old wooden suspension ๐ŸŒ‰ bridges which connect residential areas on the other side of the river to the main town

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It’s still strong & well maintained, though being repaired several times by the Kuantan Municipal Council

Free ๐Ÿ†“ admission

Address๐Ÿ“: 377, Lorong Pahat, Kampung Kolong Pahat, 26200 Sg Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia.

๐Ÿ“Œย  https://maps.app.goo.gl/BRwaxcAgUMFp9Kr7A

8. Kolong Pahat tin mine tunnels using the “pahat” way

Just keep walking down from the entrance to the hanging bridge for 10mins, you will notice 3 tin mines tunnels at the road side

During her recent trip, Pak Tam , ex-staff with underground tin mines company actually has shared that these old tunnels were created manually using the “pahat” way ie. with chisel & each is not deep inside as compared to the underground tin mines. Chisel is a tool with a characteristically shaped cutting edge of blade on its end, for carving or cutting a hard material eg. stone by hand, struck with a mallet, or mechanical power. The handle & blade of some types of chisel are made of metal or of wood with a sharp edge in it

Free ๐Ÿ†“ admission

9. Indigenous Village ~ Kampung Mas

While on the way down from Sunrise Hill, you will passing by this indigenous village on your way to Sungai Jin picnic area, it’s managed by Jabatan Kemajuan Orang Asli (JKOA)

The majority of indigenous people here are puak Batik & puak Jakun as shared by her 4WD driver from Sungai Lembing Recreeation team

It offers exhilarating pursuits to learn the living cultures eg. blow piping, visiting the unique bamboo house & etc.

๐Ÿ“Œย  https://goo.gl/maps/nMc5GyZJC3aFMXzV7

10. Charas Cave

During the bus journey, 1 of the tour guides has shared briefly about this cave & SiennyLovesDrawing would like to share it here so she can personally visit it in the future

It’s a limestone cave complex with interesting geological structures of stalagmites & stalactites & a large reclining Buddha statue. The other side of the cave leads to an opening which provides a great view of the surrounding countryside

Address๐Ÿ“: Jalan Gua Charas, 26090 Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

๐Ÿ“Œย  https://goo.gl/maps/qvtuaKrvJ3Pfqyq7A

Food ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

1. Sungai Lembing Hawker Centre

It’s always crowded ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ Most of the visitors to Panorama Hill will enjoy breakfast at here ya

Must enjoy the tomatoes sauce noodles ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿœ served with fragrant Cantonese fried charred aroma topped with sweet & tangy tomato sauce

Also the Mee Jawa, Sister Fong mountain-water tofu, tau foo fah etc.

After meals, you may visit the Thien Hou Temple which just opposite the hawker centre. The “Mazu” statue is certified as the biggest “Mazu” in the Malaysia Book of Record in year 2019. More info via ๐ŸŒ https://persatuanhainansglembing.org.my/

OR can consider to walk to visit the nearby 3D Gallery Sungai Lembing, ๐ŸŒ https://3d-gallery-sg-lembing.business.site/

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Address๐Ÿ“: Jalan Besar, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia
๐Ÿ“Œย  https://maps.app.goo.gl/jqutD7MwDPoD2GWQ9

2. Kedai Kopi Salmah

A must try for its nasi lemak, kuih muih & hot coffee

SiennyLovesDrawing personally loves the nasi lemak here as the spicy sambal is sweet tasty to enjoy & not spicy, yum max ๐Ÿ˜€

Address๐Ÿ“: 73, Jalan Besar, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

๐Ÿ“Œ https://maps.app.goo.gl/CKexMuh9MwwoJvHQ9

3. Sg Lembing Noodles & Beancurd Pudding

The only shop cum factory that still produces the famous Sungai Lembing noodles & beancurd pudding aka “tau foo fah”. A must stopping by to enjoy refreshing smooth tasty beancurd pudding under hot sunny day

Guess what??

It’s now being operating by the 3rd generation & still serving tasty springy handmade noodles without preservatives

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Highly recommended!! She loves the noodle textures that just so delicious to chew on by just mixing the noodles with soya sauce & fish balls

Address๐Ÿ“: No. 376, Kolong Pahat 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia
๐Ÿ“Œ https://maps.app.goo.gl/Yv8V6ZADGZdTCUQy6

4. Sg Lembing Coconut Biscuit Factory

This is the famous Sungai Lembing coconut biscuits by Mun Heng Bakery that all visitors will buy as souvenirs from Sungai Lembing

Guess what?

It’s now operating by the 4th generation of the family continue to bake this delicious crunchy biscuit

It’s a good match to enjoy with Kopi O, if you’re a coffee lover ya

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Address๐Ÿ“: No. AB-41, Kampung Tengah, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

FB: https://www.facebook.com/%E6%9E%97%E6%98%8E%E6%B0%91%E9%A6%99%E6%A4%B0%E9%A5%BC-106879252677648/

5. Mee Jawa

SiennyLovesDrawing has heard about the famous mee jawa & must try while travelling to Sg Lembing, however she missed the chance as 1 of the famous mee jawa stall ~ Mee Jawa Pokyeh which near her stay at Jasa Resort was closed during her recent trip

The mee jawa serves here is slightly different from the usual mee jawa

Hmm…Will keep it for her next Sg Lembing trip to enjoy tasting then

๐Ÿ“Œ https://maps.app.goo.gl/SGAt35ohgBxzUkE49

6. Laksa Gebok

A special thanks to Muzium Sg Lembing team that served Laksa Gebok aka Laksa Pahang as 1 of the afternoon tea meal during the program & SiennyLovesDrawing got a chance to try this laksa

It serves with soft texture noodle, creamy coconut milk gravy which fine blended with sardine fish & spicy sambal (Optional) to enjoy

Address๐Ÿ“: Kampung Seberang Kuala Kenau, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia

Hotel Accommodation ๐Ÿข

1. Jada Resort

SiennyLovesDrawing & her room mate enjoyed their comfy 1 night stay in a spacious room in this resort

Guess what?

The famous mee jawa stall ~ Mee Jawa Pokyeh that the local people loves it actually within walking distance from this resort. This resort offers water sport, kayaking, team building activities etc. upon booking in advance

Address๐Ÿ“: Lot 1222, Kampung Kuala Kenau, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Kuantan, Pahang, West Malaysia
FB: https://www.facebook.com/people/Jasa-Resort-Sg-Lembing/100057174051966/

2. Lake Castle ๐Ÿฐ

SiennyLovesDrawing actually noted about this lake castle while passing by its main gate while on the way up to the Sunrise Hill with 4WD

So, when she googled about it & found out that it’s a beautiful resort to opt for, so list it here & also for her future visit

Address๐Ÿ“: A205, Jln Sungai Arang, Kampung Jeram Takar, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Pahang, West Malaysia
FB: https://www.facebook.com/lakecastle.resort/

So, when are you travelling to visit Sungai Lembing?

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30 thoughts on “Things To Do @ Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia

  1. Those views surrounding that hill are amazing. I would love to look at what Sungai Lembing Pahang looks like. I would also love to learn about the underground mining that goes on!

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    1. Yeah! You can bring your baby & hubby to travel together to Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ once you have delivered your baby then, between safe baby delivery to you Lyosha๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคฑ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•

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  2. Wow. So many things to do and places to visit at Sungai Lembing. I think this will be a good place to bring my international friends soon.

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    1. This story is just a small town , Sungai Lembing in Pahang state ๐Ÿ™‚

      Malaysia has a lot more to offer, do plan a travel here, the international border just reopen this April 2022 ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. Love all the things there are to do in Pahang. You really mixed it up by showcasing fun outdoorsy things like seeing the sunrise at the Panorama Hill & walking the Hanging Bridge to learning about the cultures in different halls or food places.
    I think the indigenous village or the cave would be really fun too

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    1. Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ This story is particularly for Sungai Lembing , Pahang

      I’m keeping the explore of indigenous village & Charras cave for my next Sungai Lembing trip ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

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    1. Yes, it’s a small town to enjoy friendly local people, a slow travel , good local food & amazing scenery while at the sunrise ๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŒ„ hill that worth the early wake up ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜

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