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crowds, mainly
urbanites, enjoy weekend
trips to Bentong to balm
their frazzled nerves.
Previously known for
tin mining and rubber
plantation industries, the
small town, a 45-minute drive from
Kuala Lumpur, offers fresh food and
great relaxation. Enjoy leisurely strolls
along five-foot ways of pre-war buildings,
narrow streets, historical side alleys,
and check out sundry and textile stores,
traditional eateries and barbers, old
bakeries and Chinese clan associations.
Puffs Of Joy
Start your outing here at the buzzing
morning market which opens at 5 a.m.
Immerse yourself in the friendly vibe and
witness the customers haggling over the
prices of fresh meats, fish, vegetables and
herbs sourced from nearby farms. The
must-buys are Bentong gingers which
have strong flavours, as they are grown in
the rich soils of
Bukit Tinggi
in Bentong
district; and soft, supple beancurd which
are made in limited batches.
Also irresistible: Mokie’s home-baked
pineapple and kaya puffs, sold in small
enjoys the calming
atmosphere that small townBentong,
located in the state of Pahang, Malaysia,
offers and eats his bodyweight in
goodieswhile exploring the town.
Morning market in Bentong town