The center of Bentong has always been a market. Its roots go back to the heydays of tin mining in Malaysia, when tin was abundant in Repas and Perting rivers. The market was at the core of where the two rivers meet, making it a vital commercial exchange point for the tin miners and the community.
Tin mining days are long gone yet the market still retains its significance. Bentong is now known not only for being one of the fastest growing towns in its state Pahang, but also for its unique local produce, such as the Bentong Ginger (King of Ginger) and Tofu Puffs. After 100 years of existence, the market continues to play the role of being the centre of commercial and social exchange for Bentong.