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LOCATION:
About 40 minutes outside of Kuantan on the old trunk road which heads towards Kuala Lumpur. The resort is located within the area of Gambang. Distance from Kuantan Airport is about 20 kilometres.

DESCRIPTION:
The resort is managed by Lembaga Kemajuan Pertanian Pahang (LKPP) which oversees the overall development of agro-based activities in the state. It is situated on a massive 85 hectares of plantation and rainforest land. Most of its area is actually planted with a variety of durian trees, as well as other local fruits. There are also a number of natural and man-made lakes in the resort, providing a number of water-based activities such as fishing, kayaking, etc. In fact, during my stay here, I saw a working colleague caught a massive toman Afrika (giant snakehead fish) which he later released back into the lake. Ironically, the resort staff told us that they were planning to catch the overly-dominant fish because it literally devoured everything else in the lake.

As of the type of rooms offered here, there are 4 individual bungalow chalets, 22 semi-detached chalets (mostly on top of the hill overlooking the resort), and 4 blocks of dormitory hostels. I stayed in a semi-detached chalet which was quite of average standard.

Activities come in abundant in this agro-themed resort. The most popular one is probably the durian eating session, during which the resort personnel will bring in dozens of baskets of durian for the guests to splurge. Interestingly, the durian servings were gone in no time. Anyway, the durian, aptly named the king of fruits, are not available all year round. The peak season is probably anywhere between April to August (I stayed here in June).

Other recreational activities here include (no, you are not supposed to stay in the room only!) cattle farm visit, hiking trips to the nearby Berkelah or Jerankong Waterfalls, 4WD tours, etc. Facilities at this resort include seminar halls, canteens, small classrooms, etc.

REVIEWED ON:
June 2005

MY VERDICT:
Not a bad resort for an agro-based tourism.

MY RATING:

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