Natural Batik Village: The Place to Shop in Kuantan!
My favorite thing about this stop was actually the toilet! :D It had a traditional western toilet AND toilet paper and it was very nice and clean. This was fabulous, as we had stopped earlier at the public toilets, which were all those low in-ground ones and of course no toilet paper, so it is always a good idea to take a bit with you!
But seriously, the shop was a nice little stop. In the back, you can watch the people hand-painting the batik fabric. It is very lovely... and the shop is very large and a good place to pick up a few souvenirs.
What to buy: Their specialty is batik fabric, which you can buy just as fabric or in a few items of clothing. They also have a wide variety of other clothing (I got a cute skirt) and the front of the shop is full of other random souvenirs. There are also two other shops right in the same complex with lots of carved wooden souvenirs and things. We did think that many of the souvenirs were the same as ones we saw in Bangkok, so look for something unique.
What to pay: I paid AU$17 (US$12) for my cute skirt. There was a wide variety of items with a wide range of prices, but the souvenirs were similarly priced to other places we had seen.
Cheng Hing: Salted Fish
This is where we always go for salted fish. The price is reasonable and you can bargain and ask for discount too if you buys in bulk. But how much of salted fish can you buy..hahaha
What to buy: Salted fish, anchovies, prawn cracker, fish cracker, dried squid, abalone, sweets.
What to pay: RM1.00 onwards
Make your own batik t'shirt
You can make your own batik t’shirt at Limbong art and buy batik pareo, t’shirt, shorts and other products here.
What to buy: T'shirt, shorts, swimwear, pareo and wood crafts. I bought the batik making pen(chantak) for my friend from Switzerland.
What to pay: RM10.00 and over
Mydin Wholesale Emporium: Shopping at Mydin
This is a chain shop in Malaysia. You get many things starting from household items to garments, toiletries and many more. The price of the items are following the name of the shop- wholesale (cheap)..
Sin Kee Hung Sdn Bhd: Must Buy - Dried Seafood
This is a must visit shop when you visit Kuantan since the town is reputable for its fresh seafood, dried seafood and salted fish. Most tourists will drop by this shop to purchase some local produce as gift for friends & relatives.
In addition, you can browse through some local produce from other states of Malaysia like Penang, Ipoh & Melaka.
What to buy: Some recommended buys are salted fish, dried / roasted cuttlefish, satay fish, anchovies, dried shrimps, dried mussels, scallops, prawn crackers etc. Salted fish is great for porridge & anchovies are great for soup.
What to pay: You might get a cheaper price if you buy in bulk or in large combined quantity.
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Berjaya Kuantan Megamall: The Largest Shopping Mall in Kuantan
This is the only larger shopping mall in Kuantan where you can find some brand names and famous fast food outlets. There is nothing much to see here. However, it's certainly a convenient place for tourist to buy some necessities. Famous shops like KFC, McDonald's, Pizza Hut & Guardian are all located here.
Other shopping mall is the Kuantan Parade.
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Hasil Laut Kiah Kee: Dried Seafood at Reasonable Price
This shop is not so popular among the tourists to Kuantan. As such, the prices are slightly cheaper and can be bargained depends on volume of purchase.
This shop is very near to Kuantan air force base. Hence, while shopping, you might catch a glimpse of some military aircrafts landing or take off if you are lucky enough.
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Mee & Ismail Hussin: Kuantan Artists
Mee is an Artist by the Telok Cempedak Beach. Surf my blog;
And Ismail is an Artist who has a studio in Hyatt Kuantan. Surf my blog;
What to buy: Have your portrait pencil sketched by Mee.
Or have your family portraits oil painted on canvas, or pastel painted or even pencil drawn by Ismail. Or you may like to purchase oil paintings of local scenery done by Ismail.
What to pay: Estimated.
Between RM 100 to RM 300 by Mee.
Between RM 1000 to RM 4000 when done by Ismail.
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