Sungai Lembing is a small town in Kuantan District, Pahang, Malaysia. It is about 42 km northwest of Kuantan. The town began in 1900s as tin-mining community when British-based Pahang Consolidated Company Limited (PCCL) setting up the tin mining industry after mining activity begins in 1886. Sungai Lembing had roads, electricity, bungalows, schools, office building, warehouse, shops, cinema, petrol station and a hospital.
Sungai Lembing were affected by 1926 floods which damaged infrastructures in the town and mining activity were suspended for three months. It was later followed by great depression, Japanese occupation of Malaya and Malayan Emergency which greatly affects the tin mining industry in this town. Since independence, Sungai Lembing starts to decline as global demand for tin drops and the price of tin worldwide fell causes the mine to shut down in 1986. By this time, many out-of-work miners and other residents had moved elsewhere and causes some facilities such as shops and petrol station to closed.
After 2001, Sungai Lembing was revitalized as a heritage tourism attraction with opening of Sungai Lembing Museum and subsequent investment from government has made this area one of the important tourist attraction in Pahang and had attracts large numbers of tourists. The great fire of 2019 has raised concern regarding the preservation of historical buildings, through reconstruction of old buildings is ongoing. As of 2014, there are around 5,000 residents who are still living in Sungai Lembing. - Wikipedia
- Sungai Lembing Museum
- Lombong Bijih Timah Sg Lembing
- 3D Gallery Sg Lembing
- Rainbow Waterfall
- Panorama Hill
- Jambatan Gantung Kolong Pahat
Sungai Lembing, Pahang, Malaysia