a town in Central Pahang, Malaysia
in Temerloh district. Located about 130 kilometres (81 mi) from
Kuala Lumpur along the
Lumpur trunk road, Temerloh is the second largest town in Pahang
after Kuantan. It is situated at the junction of
the Pahang River and the Semantan River.
An old town with some colonial buildings and shop houses, the town has
prospered in recent years as a transportation hub and new industrial
center. There have been many new commercial and industrial hub built in
Temerloh in recent years. Cutting travel time in half, the newly completed
East Coast Expressway links the town to
Kuala Lumpur and
Kuantan and adds to the growth of Temerloh.
Temerloh has been rebranded as "Bandar Ikan Patin", which literally means
"Patin Fish Town". Patin (Pangasius sp.), a type of freshwater catfish is
a local delicacy highly sought after in the country. Patin fish is famous
for its juicy taste and can be considered one of the best freshwater fish
in Malaysia and world.
Temerloh is accessible by road transportation as it has a good connection
to other cities. The East Coast Expressway connects Temerloh with
Kuala Lumpur as well as other
small towns in Pahang. This highway
will soon link Kuala Lumpur
to Kuala Terengganu.
Alternatively, the old trunk road also connects Temerloh with other small
towns in Pahang such as
Karak and Maran.
It is also possible to travel to Temerloh by bus as there are plenty of
bus services that depart from
Kuala Lumpur and Kuantan daily.
The town is administer by Temerloh Municipal Council (Majlis Perbandaran