Drive for 88km from Kuantan thru Gambang, before Sri jaya, there is a left junction for you to continue your journey of about 28km to reach Kampung Belimbing. The jetty here is one of the point for a visitor to go to Chini Lake.
Villagers will come to greet you to offer some helps, you may bargain for a price if you want a boat. If you do not meet any person, there are a few sign display contact numbers for you to hire a boat. You may choose to do a homestay at this village too.
The nearest beach to town is Teluk Cempedak. It's a nice place for a picnic and some water sports. Food aplenty here - with choice of local, fast food and cafe chains. The area can get quite crowded too especially on weekends. It is after all a public beach.
There are trwo beaches devided by a small jungle. The local authority has built a fibre bridge on a concrete support to link both beaches. Walk along the bridge, if you are lucky, you will meet with beautiful flowers and naughty monkeys.
Back to childhood and happiness flying a kite where everyone is enjoying and looking high. At Teluk Cempedak, flying kites is a good family outing activities, the strong wind will surely bring your kite high and high depend how long and how big your kite is. If you forgot to bring yours, just buy a small one from the stall and enjoy.
If you head to Bentong, Kuantan and East Coast travelling on Karak Highway. Do stop at Petronas R & R for a quick rest after quite a long driving. This place is very convenience for you or your family; the 24 hours mart, the clean and ventilated washroom, the cafeteria, the petrol pump and the ample parking space has invite me to turn my wheels in after my 1st here. I just turn in for a quick rest and some photo actually during my last stop.
Surf to the site shown and you will see the description of the museum. Its where history of the great men of Pahang State are kept.
Kuantan is a safe harbour for many boats and fishing trollers, primarilly because it sits on the South China Sea but is protected by a small pennisula which is also the start of the S Kuantan River. This makes for the perfect shelter against storms, and also makes for a nice place to have a small harbour setting.
On this harbour is a very nice walkway for you to take a stroll while in Kuantan. The city council has done a very good job of building up this riverfront area to make a nice place to walk. One of the things that was a little disappointing though was that other than the walkway there was not much else to this little riverfront area. Hopefully over the next couple years, it will be developed a little more!
The Turtle Sanctuary and Information Centre at Chendor Beach was opened in 1997 on a 0.33ha site... It is managed by the Fisheries Department with co-operation of the Pahang State Government... Among its objectives are to protect turtles from threats, abuse and extinction and carry out turtle-hatchery programmes, conservation and research...
The nesting season is April to early September when turtles will beach to lay eggs... Turtles beaching are the smallr green turtles rather that the leatherback at Rantau Abang further north... While the number of landing of leatherback has declined thru the years to almost none, the green turtle landings have increased lhe last 3 years... The green turtle is actually olive-brown in colour but is named after the colour of its fat... It can grow to over 1m in carapace length and weighs between 135kg and 170kg... It is almost exclusively vegetarian and feeds on sea grasses, algae and occasionally sponges, and lays between 80 and 150 eggs per nest... As with other species of turtle, these green turtles live long lives...
Visiting hours are from 9.00am to 5.30pm and 8.00pm to 6.00am (Tuesdays to Sundays) while on Fridays the hours are from 9.00am to 12.00noon and 3.00pm to 5.30pm... The centre is closed on Mondays...
The Wan Fo Tien temple (or the Ten Thousand Buddhas’ Hall) is a Buddhist temple on the outskirt of Kuantan town, on the road to Sungai Lembing... The RM8mil temple administered by the Pahang Buddhist Association was set up in 1967... The temple is usually a hive of activity every evening when scores of devotees visit it to pay homage to the deities or just to enjoy the scenic view of the surroundings or to feed the fishes and tortoises in the ponds with bread crumbs...
The main attraction of the temple is a 5.5m high statue of The Buddha made of a piece of white Han jade imported from Sichuan province and sculptured in Beijing, China... The walls of the main prayer hall are decorated with 15,743 pieces of tiles with the image of Buddha on each piece... Besides this, there is also the statues of the 18 immortals, as well as statues of little monks placed at strategic spots...
The main aim of the temple is to remind the people of the teachings of Buddha and to make the premises more attractive to visitors... Its yearly religious activities include dharma talks, meditation classes for adults and dharma classes for children... The temple and its ground eludes peace and quiet for visitors to relax and meditate...
We went to watch fireflies last night. We pick the night without a moon so that we can watch fireflies more clearly. It was great. It was a boat trip that takes around 1 hour. Boat picks u up at the jetty (if you're coming from gambang, the jetty is on the left hand side before the bridge to Giant hypermarket). It was my first time cruising a river at night.
We did manage to watch some fireflies. There were groups and groups. Some in this tree and some in the other tree. They were so fascinating as it was my first time encountering with the fireflies. We just watched from the boat. It's like we're watching christmas trees! :) Some even flew near to our boat! We tried to take some photos But the boatman said, if we manage to take the photos of the fireflies, he would want to buy from us.
On our way back to the jetty, we saw an aligator! it was swimming in the water. The boatman spotted it and flashed light towards it. We managed to see the eyes facing our boat and then, it quickly dived into the water.
RM20 per adult and Rm10 per children. Minimum must have 8 pax to run the trip. Maximum 14 pax.
~Must visit their beutiful beach [Teluk Chempedak .TanjunRhu ]
~Must try laksa Pahang is noodle eat with fish cocount gravy mix with black paper
~Must try the seafood in kuantan is fresh and delilous at baserah and tanjung Lumpur
~Must try the local dishes like asam pedas is gravy cook ala soup with chili and fish ,nasi
dagang , nasi lemak , kuih apam , kuih nerang where cook with sugar and flour and their fried it
~Must roadshow transport
Walking the streets of Kuantan at dusk or at dawn you can hear bird calls, at dusk they are about to go to sleep and at dawn they are about to fly away searching for food. This is especially so where the streets are still lined with trees. At Jalan Bukit Ubi and Jalan Tun Dr Ismail for example.
However during broad daylight you can still hear bird calls but mostly man made through speakers. Read my blog;
Every Sunday morning, a Sunday market is held near the Kuantan Stadium. All the local delicacies are sold there. Plus the daily needs of the people like poultry, meat and fish.
On the Sunday afternoon and evening a similar market is held near the lakes of Taman Gelora, an open space off the Jalan Telok Sisek, within view of the mouth of Kuantan River.
This is a small park its located opposite the golf course and is favourite amongs locals for picnic. There's a small mini zoo here and children playground and its greens with trees and flower plants.
My friend and his son tried the horse riding. Its expensive as they charge per head even for children. (RM10.00 per head).
Sungai Pandan Waterfall is 30 minutes from Kuantan. The falls is popular among local and during weekend for family picnics. The fall ends in a large pool. The water is very cool and refreshing.