The Gunung Tampin Recreational Forest is just 15 minutes by road from Tampin town. This forest reserve has numerous facilities for visitors, some natural and some manmade, such as pools, a jungle trail and places to rest. Visitors will certainly leave with lasting memories of the picturesque beauty of this spot. The lush, green forest and the awe-inspiring view from the top of Gunung Tampin will make the climb well worth it.
The small town of Gemas, about 50km south of Kuala Lumpur, has become famous as a “railway junction” town. Here, the main west coast rail line running to the north and south of the peninsula meets the line running to the north-east.
The station was built in 1922 and hardly seems to have changed over the years – it even houses two antique steam engines from the 1940s here. Gemas’ position as the meeting point for the eastern and the main rail line brought many visitors to the town. In addition to the passengers passing through by rail, the station is also busy routing cargo trains carrying cement, lumber and petroleum, among other things.
The Tampin Museum is a storehouse for ancient relics, artifacts, and manuscripts relating to the state’s history, as well as some unique musical instruments. A single-level building, the museum has exhibition areas where traditional Malay cultural regalia is kept. The traditional attire of dignitaries is on display too. Built in the 1920s, the Tampin Museum used to be the home of a high-ranking government official but after its conversion, it has become an invaluable place for the preservation of history. Aside from the usual items connected with the history and development of the state, the museum also has some unusual and informative items on display such as agricultural tools from days of old.