Kuala Rompin

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Kuala Rompin
Coordinates: 2°49′N 103°29′E / 2.817°N 103.483°E / 2.817; 103.483Coordinates: 2°49′N 103°29′E / 2.817°N 103.483°E / 2.817; 103.483
Country Malaysia
State Pahang
DistrictRompin District
 • BodyRompin District Council
 • PresidentZulkifli Hashim[1]
Telephone area code+60-09
Vehicle registrationC
MPHasan Arifin (BN)

Kuala Rompin is a mukim and the capital of Rompin District, Pahang, Malaysia. It is located on the South-East coast of Peninsular Malaysia and faces the South China Sea. It is about 133 km (83 mi) south from Kuantan, the State Capital of Pahang. From Singapore, travellers must travel 215 km (134 mi) north by the coastal road via the city of Johor Bahru and the town of Mersing. From the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Rompin is located east and is about 3½ hours journey by road.


Marlin Statue, Kuala Rompin - panoramio.jpg

It was said at one time in this area there is a tree Ru. Ru tree is unique compared with other casuarina trees that live here because of cascading shape ramping.Mengikut story circumference of the tree can contain as many as 40 people to dine together. At firstpeople call this place name as pine lean, and eventually the name of this place turned into Rumpin and Rompin.

In 1926, Kuala Rompin is a fishing village that is often visited by traders who commute from Singapore and Kuantan. In 1952, the Pahang government established four sub-districts of Jerantut, Chenor, Triang and Rompin. To facilitate the establishment of administrative systems.

An Administrative Officer appointed to carry out an Assistant District Officer stationed in this small area. On December 16, 1952, a British officer J.B. Melford was appointed as Assistant District Officer Rompin is a first for a small area menjalankanpentadbiran Rompin. Previously used as a small area, Rompin District is a district under the administration of the town. Once into a small area, Rompin District administration is divided into five districts, namely Tioman, Endau, Pontian, Keratong and Kuala Rompin. Kuala Rompin Rompin district as the administrative center.

On July 31, 1976, the Sultan of Pahang, His Majesty Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al Musta'in Billah, son of the late Sultan Abu Bakar Al declaring and memashyurkan Rompin area as a whole as well as the area's 9th district in the state of Pahang Darul Makmur.


Kuala Rompin is probably best known as the gateway to Tioman Island. However, it is not without its own attractions. The restaurants of Kuala Rompin are famous for their seafood, especially for their freshwater prawns and freshwater clam caught in the surrounding areas especially at the estuary of Sungai Rompin (Rompin River). Crabs and squids are also popular.

Kuala Rompin is also building a name for itself in the sport of sailfish fishing. It is increasingly being recognized as the Sailfish Capital of Asia, and hosts a yearly world-class fishing event, the Royal Pahang International Billfish Challenge.


The town of Kuala Rompin is situated in the State electoral constituency of Tioman, which was won by YB Mohd. Johari from Barisan Nasional. Its representative to the Malaysian Parliament is Datuk Hasan Arifin, also from Barisan Nasional.


  1. ^ "Profil YDP". 6 January 2016.