Kuantan at one point was a major port for the British Empire, and in the early 1900's rows upon rows of coconut trees were planted. These days, you can see the effects of these trees, as they really are everywhere in the town.
Our tour organizer actually commented that today, many of the trees go unserviced, as the owners of the land in which the coconuts are located actually have already made a ton of money in coconuts and have now moved on to bigger and better things like real estate in Kuala Lumpur.
So... if there are any entreprenuers out there that want to start out small, there are some ready-made coconut plantations ready for harvesting in Kuantan!
Cherating, a lovely village located along the coast of Pahang. There are many small private own chalet and a few major hotels. Lot of things to see and buy likes handicrafts, batik paintings, pareo, t-shirts and seashells. Club Med build it's first Asian base right here in Cherating.
Sungai Pandan Waterfall
About 30mins drive from Kuantan city centre, this secluded waterfall is just the place to getaway for a fun time splashing away in the cold mountain water. Perfect for family picnics and also as a camping ground.
Balok beach is about 15km north of Kuantan & is a paradise for avid wind-surfers. Most of the activities revolve around the many international class resorts & hotels located at the beach. Truly perfect & serene with soothing tropical breezes, swaying casuarinas, unending white sand in harmony with the azure blue sea.
Kuantan - A Stopover on our Cruise!
"A Brief Stop in Kuantan, Malaysia"
We took a cruise from Singapore to Bangkok, Thailand and back to Singapore. Our last stop before Singapore was Kuantan, Malaysia. We got to drive around and see a bit of it during our short stay.
In this picture is the back of a Hindu Temple in town. Isn't it colorful? We had to remove our shoes before entering the temple and while we were looking around, it started pouring rain! So, our shoes were a bit wet as we left, but it was a nice stop :)
One of our stops was to a place where some people keep monkeys to get coconuts from the trees for them. This monkey demonstrated his talents by climbing up the tree and twisting a coconut off of it. He was then rewarded as they opened up the coconut, stuck in a straw, and let him go at it.
"Mosque in Kuantan"
We didn't get to go in this Mosque, but just a quick stop outside to take some photos. I thought the light blue and white was very pretty!