DUBAI/KUANTAN: In conjunction with the Cuti-Cuti Malaysia campaign, Tourism Malaysia brought nine (9) local social media influencers on a 5-day 4-night (5D4N) familiriasiation trip to explore Pahang, the East Coast of Malaysia from 15th to 19th August 2022.
Covering ecotourism, gastronomy, golfing, as well as arts and culture, the fam trip brought participants to explore Pahang’s quaint towns, namely Rompin, Pekan, and Kuantan, as well as Pulau Tioman, the state’s top tourist destination. The journey kickstarted with a night at Villea Rompin Resort & Golf, before participants headed for a 3-day 2-night (3D2N) island vacation in Tioman.
Hosted by Berjaya Tioman Resort, participants were taken to explore the island’s natural wonders, from up above the hills down to to the depths of the sea. Among the activities enjoyed by the participants include an ATV ride to the Turtle Sanctuary, kayak and stand-up paddle board, intimate dinners by the beach, a 9-hole golf tournament, and the highlights of the trip: diving and snorkelling across the protected waters of Pulau Tioman.
The trip continued in Pekan where participants explored the local cuisine at Kafe Belibis, trying out Laksa Pahang and the locals’ favourite dessert, Puding Raja. In Kuantan, participants feasted on Pahang’s crazed Ikan Patin Tempoyak at Jaman Tory Resepi, a conceptual restaurant that takes its customers back in time upon entering. Participants then spent a day touring the Kuantan City, visiting Kompleks Pengembangan Tenun Pahang Diraja Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, Kuantan Street Art, the Kuantan 188 Tower, and riding the Kuantan River Cruise.