Pahang's second-largest town after Kuantan lies in the central region of the state, at the confluence of the Pahang and Semantan rivers. This town with a colonial history has become a transportation hub in more recent times.
Some surviving colonial British architecture gives the town a certain old-fashioned attractiveness but an influx of new industry has brought it modernity and development over the last few years. The completion of the East Coast Expressway has helped make the town a considerably more accessible destination.
The town is nicknamed Bandar Ikan Patin, meaning 'Patin Fish Town' on account of its reputation for a local culinary creation made from freshwater catfish. For gastronomic enthusiasts, this is one of the town's greatest attractions.
There are regular bus services to Temerloh from Kuala Lumpur and Kuantan and with the East Coast Expressway now in use, journeys are considerably quicker than they used to be. Visitors hiring cars can make use of the same road for speedy access to the town. The nearest major international airport is in Kuala Lumpur.