Temerloh is a town in Central Pahang located in Temerloh district. As it is situated at the junction of two rivers, the town is once called "Kuala Semantan" and the name Temerloh was derived from the Malay word mereloh meaning sleep. Historically, "Temerloh" came about when a group of Minangkabau settlers who came to settle at the place noticed an Orang Asli (aborigine) who slept (mereloh) all through the day. The folk claims the town's name is derived from the sleep place of orang asli which is called Tempat Mereloh. As the word Tempat Mereloh is hard to pronounce, the Minangkabau settlers shortened it to "Temerloh" as it is easier to pronounce. As of population, the Temerloh's people were mainly Malay and Orang Asli and there were also small groups of Chinese and Arabs. Temerloh is an area located at central of Pahang about 130 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur along the Kuantan–Kuala Lumpur trunk road. On top of that, Temerloh is the second largest town in Pahang after Kuantan and is situated at the junction of the Pahang River and the Semantan River. "Temerloh" refers to the territory under the administration of Temerloh Municipal Council or Majlis Perbandaran Temerloh, which includes the smaller towns adjacent to the city such as Mentakab, Lanchang, Kuala Krau and Kerdau.
From Kuala Lumpur, you can reach Temerloh by using E8 road that takes around 1 hour and 50 minutes.
The Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre is an elephant sanctuary located in Temerloh in the state of Pahang, Malaysia. The Centre was established in 1989 by the Malaysian Department of Wildlife and National Parks, and forms a base for the Elephant Relocation Team which since 1974 has been rescuing problem Asian elephants whose habitats are being lost to cultivation or development and relocating them to suitable habitats. It is the biggest wildlife reserve the Malaysian Peninsular and was established in 1923 with an area of 55, 159 hectares. Currently the area is 62,395 hectars after it was gazetted again in 1965 and 1968. It is located nearby Benom Mountain in Temerloh District, Pahang and drained by Krau River, Lompat River and Teris River. The altitude of the reserve is 43 metres in Kuala Lompat to 2,107 metres from the top of Benom Mountain.The main aim of the reserve is to protect wildlife especially Gaur that is present in large groups in areas that have been inhabits by the aborigenes. There are many Gaur in the Krau River valley in the east and south of the reserve. There is a research station in Kuala Lompat that is well known for study on primates, bats and birds. Within the reserve, there are Institute of Biodiversity and National Elephant Conservation Centre located in the southern part of the reserve with an entrance through Lanchang. Jenderak Selatan Wildlife Conservation Centre is located in the east of the reserve bordering Felda Jenderak Selatan. There are activities such as visitors feeding an animal, bathe the elephant and elephant rides.
This accommodation is situated at a little hill overlooking 15 acres of private gated land with 4 acres of lake. Kampung Bongsu Farm Stay is nestled in Lanchang an hour's drive from Kuala Lumpur. Each room at this farm stay is air conditioned and the dining area in the accommodation is equipped with a flat-screen TV and DVD player. The accommodation may come with a seating area and/or a view of the lake. Rooms also include a private bathroom equipped with a hot shower. There is a fully-equipped kitchen at the property. There are various activities such as fishing and hiking and guests can ask for assistance at reception desk for any activities and tour.The farm stay also offers car hire and free parking. This stay also is located next to the farm stay are Krau Wildlife Reserve, Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary and Deerland Park Bukit Rengit.
Located near Temerloh town, this accommodation provides comfortable and top-class facilities. This place is suitable for family and friends. All rooms at this homestay is air conditioned and the dining area in the accommodation is equipped with a flat-screen TV and DVD player. The accommodation is fitted with a seating area and a balcony. There is a fully-equipped kitchen and recreational activities nearby such as fishing.