Kuala Lipis
Other transcription(s)
Kuala Lipis Boundary Marker
Kuala Lipis
Kuala Lipis
Kuala Lipis
Kuala Lipis
Location in Malaysia
Coordinates: 4°10.8′N 102°3′E / 4.1800°N 102.050°E / 4.1800; 102.050Coordinates: 4°10.8′N 102°3′E / 4.1800°N 102.050°E / 4.1800; 102.050
Country Malaysia
State Pahang
Population
 (2010)
 • Total20,000
Time zoneUTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)Not observed
Postal code
272xx
International dialling code prefix09-3xx-xxxx
Vehicle registration plate prefixC
Websitemdlipis.gov.my

Kuala Lipis (Jawi: كوالا ليڤيس) is a mukim and capital of Lipis District, Pahang, Malaysia with a population of 20,000.

History

Kuala Lipis was a gold-mining centre before the British arrived in 1887. In 1898, it became the capital of Pahang within the British-adminstered Federated Malay States. During this colonial era, grand buildings, such as the imposing district offices and the Clifford School, and the Pahang Club were built. The hilltop house of the British resident is now a hotel and museum. The town grew and prospered with the coming of the railway in 1924. However, in August 1955, the state capital was shifted to Kuantan,[1] and Kuala Lipis fell into decline.[citation needed]

Travel

This section is written like a travel guide rather than an encyclopedic description of the subject. Please help improve it by rewriting it in an encyclopedic style. If a travel guide is intended, use of Wikivoyage is strongly suggested. (January 2022)

Interesting Sites

Nature

From Kuala Lipis you can go to Kenong Rimba Park, which is about 10 km away. It is a forest reserve, accessible by train or boat. It is a good place for trekking and caving. From the town, you can take a bus or cab for 30 minutes journey to Tanjung Kiara Jetty. From here you can either walk (trekking) for about one and half-hour to base camp or take a 4-wheel drive for only 20 minutes.

Access

Public transport

A train station operated by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) is located near Jalan Pekeliling which is the main road of Kuala Lipis.

Pahang Lin Siong express buses connect Kuala Lipis to  AG3  SP3  MR11  Titiwangsa LRT/Monorail station in downtown Kuala Lumpur.

Car

Kuala Lipis is accessible by highway Jkr-ft8.svg, the main route from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu. It is also connected to Jerantut, the main gateway to Taman Negara, via route Jkr-ft234.png. Kuala Lipis is also a major gateway to the hill station of Cameron Highlands via Sungai Koyan using routes 235 and then 102.

Personalities

References

  1. ^ "Establishment History". Official Portal Pahang State Government.
  2. ^ "NAJIB VISITS FLOODED AREAS IN PAHANG, GIVES INSPIRATION TO VICTIMS". Bernama. Retrieved 28 December 2014.