Welcome to
Highland World

The state of Pahang stands as the biggest state in Peninsula Malaysia and nearly two-thirds of its land is richly covered with magnificent rainforests that is filled with natural verdant and wildlife treasures. Taman Negara, Malaysia’s National Park is a 130-million-years-old rainforest with teeming wildlife. A trip to this magical beauty is a must for nature lovers. Make sure to also visit the many animal sanctuaries, parks, lakes and waterfalls to experience and appreciate nature in it’s full beauty.

Kuantan, the capital city in Pahang, has a number of interesting tourist spots.. Come enjoy the many interesting sights when you take the relaxing river cruise ride or learn about interesting local culture and arts when you visit the Seni Art Museum. Balok and Cherating are beaches that bustle with many lively attractions. More natural treasures await at Kuala Krau, Raub and Temerloh.


Recommended mentions here in Pahang are Taman Negara, the country’s National Park that straddles across three states in the east coast region, Merapoh (regarded a ‘caver’s paradise’), Tioman Island, Cameron Highlands, Endau Rompin State Park, the National Elephant Conservation Centre, Genting Highlands, Fraser’s Hill, Berjaya Hills, Cherating Beach, Kota Gellangi Caves, The Royal Town of Pekan, Sungai Lembing Musuem and Deerland Park.

Food & Dining

A diverse choice of Malay, Chinese and Indian food add colour and variety to Pahang’s culinary scene. Continental food is available in major hotels and restaurants and fast food is easily found in various parts of the state. Adventurous visitors can enjoy Pahang’s local delights that appeal with a tantalising aroma and taste.


Kuantan is situated about 260km from Kuala Lumpur. There is a good network of roads linking the state to Kuala Lumpur, the capital city, as well as the neighbouring states of Kelantan and Terengganu. Visitors can self-drive from Kuala Lumpur and the journey takes approximately 3 ½ hours via the East Coast Highway. There are also bus and rail services or daily flights from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to the Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport in Kuantan. Getting around Kuantan is relatively simple with the easy availability of buses and taxis.

Explore Other States

Known as the ‘Gem of the East Coast’, Terengganu is a magical destination steeped in Malay culture, history and heritage. The state is blessed with pristine coastlines and sweeping vistas of aquamarine waters with white powdery beaches and pristine islands just off the coast in the South China Sea. Kuala Terengganu is the charming capital of this state and is also a main gateway to many of the state’s tourist destinations.

Explore the majestic cascading waterfalls and sprawling lakes and rivers while discovering some of the most impressive and beautiful natural sceneries. Venture along the many coastal villages and sample local delight treasures while shopping traditional Malaysian handicrafts that make great memorable gifts and souvenirs. Come experience the charms of Terengganu!


The state of Kelantan is located in the northeast of Peninsular Malaysia and is nicknamed the ‘Cradle of Malay Culture’. Kota Bharu being the riverside state capital is home to its royal palaces of past and present. Discover a treasure trove of quaint gems when you experience and witness the simple life at this quiet countryside that blends old-fashioned villages, small towns and riverside communities. Revel in time-honored Malay heritage and culture while getting to enjoy and experience the sights of mountains, caves and jungles at the pristine Kuala Koh National Park and imposing Mount Stong. You can also be sure of a unique and memorable experience here in Kelantan.