Jerantut District

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Jerantut District
Malaysia District of Malaysia
Daerah Jerantut
Other transcription(s)
 • Jawiﺟﺮﻧﺘﻮﺕ
 • Chinese而连突县
 • Tamilஜெராண்டுட்
Location of Jerantut District in Pahang
Location of Jerantut District in Pahang
Jerantut District is located in Malaysia
Jerantut District
Jerantut District
Location of Jerantut District in Malaysia
Coordinates: 3°56′N 102°22′E / 3.933°N 102.367°E / 3.933; 102.367Coordinates: 3°56′N 102°22′E / 3.933°N 102.367°E / 3.933; 102.367
Country Malaysia
State Pahang
SeatJerantut
Local area government(s)Jerantut District Council
Government
 • District officerNor Asmaliza Ku Lah[1]
Area[2]
 • Total7,207.6 km2 (2,782.9 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total86,840
 • Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+8 (Not observed)
Postcode27xxx
Calling code+6-09
Vehicle registration platesC
Jerantut Town

The Jerantut District is a district in north-eastern Pahang, Malaysia. Jerantut is the main entrance to the National Park. Being the largest district in Pahang, it bounds the northern states of Kelantan and Terengganu, in the south, Temerloh District and Maran District , in the west, Lipis District and Raub District and in the east, Kuantan District. Tembeling River, the main river in this district is the exciting way to National Park and the surrounding villages in Ulu Tembeling. The joining of Tembeling and Jelai river forms the Pahang river where it flows right through the Royal town Pekan District and then through the South China Sea.

Politics[edit]


Jerantut district representative in the Federal Parliament (Dewan Rakyat)

Parliament Seat Name Member of Parliament Party
P81 Jerantut Haji Ahmad Nazlan bin Idris BN


List of Jerantut district representatives in the State Legislative Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri)

Parliament State Seat Name State Assemblyman Party
P81 N9 Tahan Ustaz Zakuan PAS
P81 N10 Damak Ustaz Zuridan M. Daud PAS
P81 N11 Pulau Tawar Dato' Nazri Ngah BN

Administrative divisions[edit]

Jerantut District is divided into 10 mukims, which are:[4][2]

  • Burau (12,120 Ha)
  • Hulu Cheka (29,000 Ha)
  • Hulu Tembeling (416,897 Ha)
  • Kelola (6,248 Ha)
  • Kuala Tembeling (10,778 Ha)
  • Pedah (24,600 Ha) (Capital)
  • Pulau Tawar (84,435 Ha)
  • Tebing Tinggi (33,400 Ha)
  • Teh (9,563 Ha)
  • Tembeling (135,718 Ha)

Demographics[edit]

The following is based on Department of Statistics Malaysia 2010 census.[3]

Ethnic groups in Jerantut, 2010 census
Ethnicity Population Percentage
Bumiputera 73,648 84.8%
Chinese 10,056 11.6%
Indian 2,930 3.4%
Others 206 0.2%
Total 86,840 100%

Transport[edit]

Jerantut Hospital
Jerantut railway station

Car[edit]

Jerantut is well connected to other towns in Pahang. Federal route Jkr-ft98.png links Jerantut to Temerloh, the second-largest city of Pahang. Route Jkr-ft64.png joins Jerantut through Jengka and then Maran, where Route 64 interchanges with ECE E8 en route to Kuantan or Kuala Lumpur.

A smaller Route Jkr-ft234.png connects Jerantut to Kuala Lipis, the former capital of Pahang.

Rail[edit]

The Jerantut railway station operated by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) is one of the major stations of KTM's East Coast Line. KTM Intercity and Express trains stop at this station. Visitors to Taman Negara can disembark from here.

Bus[edit]

Jerantut Bus Terminal, located at the heart of the town is one of the method of transportation. Visitors can take bus to Jerantut from Kuala Lumpur's Titiwangsa Station, Temerloh Bus Terminal and some other major cities. From the bus terminal, there are bus to Taman Negara.

Logging Truck and 4WD[edit]

Another transportation mode for people, while benefiting the loggers.[5][6] and poachers[7] Federal Route 1508 to Kuala Tahan and non gazetted roads to Ulu Tembeling near Pahang-Terengganu border[8] are connected with Federal Route 1521, 1522, 1524 and 1525 to Lepar Utara[9] by intra-timber roads for people and animal mobilisations[10] between remote areas in this district and further south to Malaysia Federal Route 2 Jkr-ft2.png at Sri Jaya and State Road C135 in Maran District.

Attractions[edit]

Jerantut is a popular gateway to Taman Negara, the first national park in Malaysia and one of the world's oldest rainforest. As the most remote district in Malay Peninsula, the district solely depending on Taman Negara ecotourism to thrive on. Another side quests besides Taman Negara include:

  • Kem Nusa Forest Eco Park - Lowland dipterocarp forest within Tekai/Tembeling Forest Reserve for camping and recreational retreat. Accessible from Jerantut by Federal Route Jkr-ft64.png and Federal Route 1508 to Kuala Tahan.
  • Ulu Tembeling Forest Eco Park - Hill dipterocarp forest in Tekai Forest Reserve for outdoor retreat. Accessible from Jerantut through Federal Route Jkr-ft64.png, Federal Route 1508 to Kuala Tahan and non gazetted roads beyond.
  • Gunung Ais - 4WD and motocross offroad adventures to the mountains near Pahang-Terengganu border. Usually accessible from Jerantut through Federal Route Jkr-ft64.png, Federal Route 1521, 1522 & 1524 towards FELDA Gugusan Lepar Utara and offroad beyond.
  • FELDA Residence Tekam - Sporting and family recreational resort surrounded by palm oil, rubber and fruit plantations. Located near Jengka territories border and accessible from Jerantut via Federal Route Jkr-ft64.png towards Maran.
  • Kota Gelanggi Caves Complex - Archeological limestone caves with some are open to public for caving, abseiling and outdoor adventures. Accessible from Jerantut via Federal Route Jkr-ft64.png towards Bandar Tun Razak.
  • Lost Waterfalls Ulu Salan - Multiple hidden rapids, streams and waterfalls for outdoor retreats and adventures. Accessible from Jerantut through Federal Route Jkr-ft64.png, Federal Road 1508 towards Kuala Tahan and offroad beyond.
  • Tekai Lake - Future man-made lake from under construction Tekai Hydroelectric Dam reservoir.
  • Kuala Tembeling Jetty - Alternative waterway along Tembeling River to Taman Negara at Kuala Tahan or further upstream to well-preserved traditional villages in Ulu Tembeling. Pahang River starting point accessible from Jerantut via Federal Route Jkr-ft234.png towards Kuala Lipis.
  • Paya Gunong Extreme Park - Limestone hills and caves for abseiling and rock climbing by via ferrata. Short distance from Jerantut, accessible by Federal Route Jkr-ft64.png towards Jerantut Feri and small dirt road towards the location.
  • Jungle Railway - British colonial back and forth Gemas-Tumpat East Coast railway train journey through the palm oil plantations, rubber plantations and forest-thicked central spine of Malay Peninsula. Passengers boarding from Jerantut KTMB Station.
  • Bukit Seladang - Recreational hilltops for outdoor retreat at Jerantut.
  • Lembah Kiol & Lata Meraung Forest Eco Park - Recreational parks, aborigine settlements, streams, rapids and waterfall in lowland dipterocarp forest within Jerantut Tambahan Forest Reserve. Accessible from Jerantut via Federal Route Jkr-ft64.png and State Road C147.
  • Lata Besin Waterfalls - Waterfalls in Jerantut Tambahan Forest Reserve at Kampung Bharu. Short distance from Jerantut, accessible via Federal Route Jkr-ft64.png towards Benta. Mostly known only to locals.
  • Som Forest Eco Park - Lowland dipterocarp forest in Som Forest Reserve for recreational and medicational study purposes. Short distance from Jerantut, accessible via Federal Route Jkr-ft64.png towards Benta.
  • Gunung Benom - East side (west side via Raub) jungle trekking and outdoor adventures to the mountain. Starting point accessible from Jerantut via Federal Route Jkr-ft64.png to Damak and State Road C141 towards Kuala Krau.

References[edit]

  1. ^ author11. "Portal Rasmi Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Jerantut - Pegawai-Pegawai Kanan". pdtjerantut.pahang.gov.my.
  2. ^ a b author11. "Portal Rasmi Pejabat Daerah dan Tanah Jerantut - Peta & Keluasan". pdtjerantut.pahang.gov.my.
  3. ^ a b "Population Distribution and Basic Demographic Characteristics, 2010" (PDF). Department of Statistics, Malaysia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 May 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
  4. ^ http://apps.water.gov.my/jpskomuniti/dokumen/profildaerahjerantut.pdf
  5. ^ http://forestry.pahang.gov.my/
  6. ^ http://www.mstar.com.my/berita/berita-semasa/2017/10/03/jambatan-siap//
  7. ^ http://www.wildlife.gov.my/
  8. ^ http://ww1.utusan.com.my/utusan/Dalam_Negeri/20130407/dn_14/Jalan-RM300j-hubungkan-Pasir-Raja-Ulu-Tembeling-dibina-tahun-ini
  9. ^ http://ww1.utusan.com.my/utusan/Pahang/20130103/wp_05/Rancang-bina-jalan-Jerantut-Sg.-Lembing
  10. ^ http://ww1.utusan.com.my/utusan/Pahang/20130704/wp_04/EIA-Projek-Hidroelektrik-Tekal-Jerantut-mulai-Oktober-ini/

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