Sungai Lembing is a small town in Malaysia’s Kuantan District, Pahang. It is located 42 kilometres northwest of Kuantan. The town was established as a tin mining community in the 1900s when the British company Pahang Consolidated Company Limited established the tin mining industry there after mining activities began in 1886.
If you plan to visit Sungai Lembing in the near future, continue reading this article to learn more about travelling in Sungai Lembing, Kuantan.
Where to Stay
1. Acf Guest House
Located in Sungai Lembing, Acf Guest House offers free WiFi throughout the property. Each room has a TV with cable channels as well as a private bathroom.
2. Motel New Bay Sg. Lembing
Motel New Bay Sg. Lembing offers free WiFi throughout the property as well as air-conditioned rooms in Sungai Lembing. Family rooms are available at the hotel.
3. Casa Hill Resort
Set in Sungai Lembing, Casa Hill Resort has a garden, a shared lounge, and free WiFi. Some of the units at the hotel have balconies with pool views.
4. T-Box Sungai Lembing
T-Box Sungai Lembing has a garden and is located in Sungai Lembing. This property offers room service as well as a terrace for guests. There are family rooms available at the resort.
Things to Do
1. Hanging Bridge
There are a few hanging bridges in Sungai Lembing that connect people from the other side of the river to the main town. ‘Jambatan Gantung’ means hanging bridge, and it is used by locals to walk and even ride a motorbike on.
2. Rainbow Waterfall
If you want to see the rainbow, you must plan ahead of time and begin your journey early in the morning, as it can only be seen in the morning. It will take about an hour to drive on 4WD and another 45 minutes to trek to the fall. The trail is well-marked and will take you to the waterfall.
3. Panaroma Hill
Panorama Hill is a great place to watch the sunrise. To enjoy the scenery, you must climb the stair to the top of the hill. On average, it will take 45 minutes to walk. Bring a torch light with you because there will be no lights along the way. Avoid going on weekends because of the crowds.
4. Gunung Tapis Park
It is approximately 16 kilometres from Sungai Lembing. It offers excellent opportunities for the more daring to ride the rapids on rafts. There are camping areas available for visitors, who can engage in activities such as jungle trekking, bird watching, or simply soaking in the natural hot springs.
What to Eat
1. Lembing Noodles
This type of noodle is unique because it is handcrafted with mountain water and cooked over a charcoal fire in a shoplot near one of the hanging bridges.
2. “Mountain-Water” Tofu
There are numerous shops in Sungai Lembing that sell tofu made with mountain water. The tofu is unbelievably soft and silky, and the slightly charred aroma adds an exquisite flavour.
3. Tomato Noodles
Tomato Noodles is a popular dish in Sungai Lembing, and you can find it in a variety of stores. It’s basically stir-fried Lembing Noodles with egg-drop tomato soup, char siew, fish cakes, and vegetables.
4. Coconut Biscuits
Coconut Biscuits are popular in Sungai Lembing. The biscuits have a light scent of roasted coconut; they are porous and crunchy.