29 Jul - 30 Jul 2011 Temerloh

Southeast Asia
Flawed-Democratic Federation of Malaysia
Pahang Darul Makmur
Hotel Isis +6092961537
Comfortable and clean double room with an attached but definitely not private, rather conservatory-like, bathroom and with reliable wifi for MYR 50.- or US$ 16.85 per night.

Click below for an interactive road map of the Hotel Isis in Temerloh, which we would recommend, and for directions:

Exploring delightful Temerloh, situated at the junction of Pahang River and Semantan River and famed as Bandar Ikan Patin aka the Town of Silver Catfish, feasting on a great meal of ikan patin masak tempoyak (silver catfish cooked to perfection in a spicy durian gravy) at one of the town’s many food stalls and, later on, pitstopping at Restoran Yik Kee +6092311240 in Karak, enroute to Kuala Lumpur, and trying a few of their famous durian tarts (something like an egg tart, except that it is filled with durian paste and not egg paste, lah).
"...durian, of all tropical fruits are the most captivating. The unopened fruit was about the size and shape of a rugby ball; a ball covered with pyramidal spikes which presented a formidable obstacle to entry. Inspection revealed that the outer casing was segmented, and a parang inserted between two segments could prise the fruit open to reveal within each segment large seeds, coated thickly with an amber creamy flesh, tasting of almonds, bad drains and methylated spirits. The initial reaction was one of revulsion but those who went on to taste were lost forever, hooked for life. And durian was more than a delicacy: it was a meal in itself, rich in everything the body needed..."

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