Bentong

Bentong is both a town and a district in Pahang, Malaysia. The district covers an area of 1,831 km².It is located northeast of Kuala Lumpur, just across the main range, Titiwangsa Mountains. The original main street going into Bentong town has been modified to a dual carriageway. However, the part of the road which leads to Raub and Kuala Lipis had been upgraded.

History of Bentong

According to an old story, Bentong was previously known as Kapong. It was changed from Kapong to Bentong before First World War. In earlier times, the center of Bentong was around the market area, at the meeting point of the rivers Repas and Perting. The most important transportation way at that time was the rivers by using ‘perahu’ (small boats). The jetty was situated in front of current rest house (near current Bentong Police Station. Bentong became a focal point when tin ore was discovered in the 2 main rivers, Repas and Perting. Tin developers constructed ‘ban’ to extract more ore, hence more profits. The practice became a talking matter to the people outside Bentong, who referred to it as the story of ‘ban untung’ (the Profitable Ban). ‘Ban Untung’ became more well-known than Kapong that later people began to call it Ban Untung. From the name ‘Ban Untung’ was what the name for the district of Bentong derived from. From other story, according to Pak Zek (Budayawan Dato’ Haji Zakaria bin Hitam), the name Bentong originated from ‘Bapong’ (meaning float). Bentong was once used as a fort by Dato’ Bahaman. The British army sent over the Gurkhas mercenary to defeat Dato’ Bahaman to take over the area. However, a number of the Gurkhas were killed after they were ambushed by Dato’ Bahaman’s men. Their bodies were thrown into the river and floated in the water. Following the incident, the site was known as Bapong, and later known as Bentong. The exact date of the name change is unknown.

Profile of Bentong

Bentong is both a town and a district situated in the west side of Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia. In the beginning, Bentong subdistrict was under the administration of district of Raub. The administration was separated in 1919 due to the large size of the district of Raub. The district covers an area of 183,112.35 hectares. It is located northeast of Kuala Lumpur, just across the main range, Titiwangsa Mountains. The original main street going into Bentong town has been modified to a dual carriageway. However, the part of the road which leads to Raub and Kuala Lipis had been upgraded. As of the 2002 data indicates that Bentong has a population of 101,533 people. Bentong is one of the biggest towns in Pahang. It is similar in size to Raub. Bentong has many light and medium industries, including timber factories and food industries. It also has one multinasional copper wire factory which is the biggest in the country. This town is important place for trucks and trailers that pass by to rest for after moving timbers from forest to factories like to Kuantan or Kuala Lumpur. All the timber movers like to drive pass the quieter road to KL. The road is bypassing the hot water pool, had lesser traffic and many trees so it is not hot at all under the sun. They also don't need to pay toll fees. The new road is Karak Highway (Lebuhraya Karak) this road is the important road for tourists that are going Genting Highlands. The speedy road for passenger cars is fast, it’s not suitable for timbers. Bentong district is divided into 3 area which are mukim bentong, mukim sabai and mukim pelangai. Other than modern housing area, there are 55 traditional villages, 8 FELDA villages, 15 newer villages, and 14 native villages. 98 % places in Bentong district get their water supply from JBA (Jabatan Bekalan Air). Their ability to produce water for Bentung district is 15.7 thousand gallon per day while resident here only use around 8.7 thousand gallon per day. For electricity, 99 % places in Bentong district have electricity supply. There are 4 main electricity transformers in with ability up to 90 megavolt-amperes. For telecommunication especially line wire telephone, TM (Telephone Malaysia) provide Bentong district with 6,207 unit of household telephone, 1,092 unit of business premises telephone and 125 unit of public phone. Bentung district have `tar road` road with total of 837.26 km which is 311.22 km of federal road, 224.51 km of state road, 124.05 km of urban road, and 177.48 km of Felda road. In terms of education, there are 49 primary school including national school, Chinese school and Indian school in all over Bentong district with overall 12,272 students and 869 teachers. As for secondary school, there are 14 of them including vocational and technique schools with overall 9,901 students and 755 teachers. There are also 4 government universities and a private university which are Institut Aminudin Baki, Kolej Komunity Bentung, Kolej IKIP Pahang, Kolej Tunku Abdul Rahman, and Sekolah Saleha which is the only private university. For medical and healthcare service, Bentong district Hospital has 125 beds for wards but with only 6 fulltime doctors. There are 19 health clinics and desa clinics for health prevention. There are 4 government dental clinics. For laws and enforcement, there are 7 police stations, 9 police hubs, with manpower of 355 policemen and policewomen. For safety and fire problems, there are 3 fire stations with 111 fire patrols.

Attractions

Local Food

The ice kacang, a popular local dessert of shaved ice served with coconut milk, red beans, corn, and other ingredients, and steamed food are popular in the Bentong district. The most popular ice kacang in Bentong is Kow Po Special, beside the Hong Leong Bank. Tofu (Bean curd) is famous in a way in Bentong probably due to the fresh water from mountain streams.

Chamang Waterfalls

This waterfall is located approximately 8 kilometers out of town. It is a scenic place very popular with the locals and tourists alike. The waterfall is easily accessible by road.

Hot Spring

A hot spring is situated along the "old" Bentong road which is along the river bank. There is also a smaller waterfall and picnic area along this stretch of road. The road mostly cross by lorries carrying trees barks to Kuala Lumpur. The road is quiet most of the time.

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