SHE’LL BE APP-LES. The new Visit Pahang Malaysia app making it even easier to plan a visit to Malaysia’s Pahang State.
While less well known to Aussie travellers than perennial Malaysian favourites like cosmopolitan Kuala Lumpur, Sabah, Penang or Langkawi, Pahang boasts an enviable collection of sights and attractions guaranteed to appeal to travellers of every age and persuasion, making a trip there well worth the effort.
One of the largest states in Peninsular Malaysia, Pahang is dominated by the soaring Titiwangsa Mountain Range, pristine rainforests and even more spectacular beaches, including the white sands and coral reefs of Tioman Island off the east coast. Its bustling capital, Kuantan, is flanked on either side by picturesque coastline including the hugely popular Beserah and Batu Hitam beaches, with their impressive spread of luxury resorts. To the west, the gentle hills and cooler climate of the Cameron Highlands also include charming boutique hotels, tea plantations and terraced farms. And further south lays the Genting Highlands Resort, home to Malaysia’s internationally renowned Casino de Genting, Chin Swee Caves Temple and the jaw-dropping Genting Skyway cable car.
To help travellers discover all these and more of its attractions, the state’s local tourism authority, Tourism Pahang, has recently launched its own mobile app. The Visit Pahang Malaysia app is a comprehensive online directory promoting various destinations, sights and places of interest right across the State from beaches and islands to national parks and diving sites.
And to help tourists plan their perfect Pahang get-away, it also includes a listing of transportation services including airlines (Malaysia Airlines), Malayan Railway (Keretapi Tanah Melayu) and express buses to make getting there even easier. Other helpful features on the app include sections on Events, Things To Do, Places To Go, Stay, Eat & Drink and Shopping.
Even better, the app is free to download from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
Last year Pahang received 12 million visitors who spent a total of RM6.5 billion (US$1.46 billion) in the state. This year’s target is 15 million visitors and RM10 billion (US$2.24 billion) in tourism receipts. And Tourism Pahang is confident that the Visit Pahang Malaysia app will play a key role in helping it get there.