Karak, Pahang

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Karak is a small town in Pahang, Malaysia. It is well known as a rest town (Bandar Persinggahan) of Federal route 2 from Kuala Lumpur to Kuantan. It also gives its name to the famous Karak Highway, which links it to Kuala Lumpur. Famous Malaysian actors and actress, Daniel Razlan, Mohd Farid Kamarudin, Nona bakar, Sawiyah Jeli and Kalsom Kadir currently live here.

Karak is also a main town within the Sabai state constituency of Pahang, with a total of 10,000 registered voters. It is the only seat held by the Malaysian Indian Congress in the state.

With its location at the foothills of Malaysia’s main mountain range, the Titiwangsa Mountain Range, this town is an important water catchment area not just for Pahang but for the Klang Valley as well.

The Government has plans to build a massive RM2bil pipeline linking the Pahang River area to Selangor and the Klang Valley. Part of the pipeline will pass through Karak.

Ironically, however, the main complaint in this town is the constantly disrupted water supply. Much of the problem stems from an aged water treatment plant, which has been in service for over 30 years and thus is inadequate even for a town the size of Karak.

Agricultural and timbering is the major business activities in this town.

Tunku Abdul Rahman University College has it branch campus in this town.


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Coordinates: 3°24′N 102°02′E / 3.400°N 102.033°E / 3.400; 102.033