Beserah is a fishing village and is well-known for salted fish. It is situated 10km from Kuantan.
A batik factory and many cottage handicraft workshops producing items made mostly of sea shells and local plant materials (dried nuts, leaves) can be found in Beserah.
At the parking bay, there are some Malay eateries.
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.
Contrary to its name, Taman Gelora (Gelora literally mean rough in context of sea) is tranquil and great place to relax. It is a park with jogging track built by the seaside. Many placid lakes and ponds in the park add natural charms to this place. Abundant pines trees here provide much protection from the harsh sunlight to joggers. It is also a popular place for outdoor wedding photography due to its scenic and peaceful surroundings.
Cempedak is a local fruit, similar to jackfruit. The size is smaller than jackfruit but its smell can be stronger. Cempedak is normally eaten fresh or can be deep-fried, coated with batter.
I guess Telok Chempedak (fondly known to the locals as TC) must have gotten its name from this fruit. It is the most popular beach in Kuantan. It is located about 20 min drive from town center.
This place is packed during weekends with family, couples or tourist groups. The currents can be quite strong; hence caution should be taken if you decided to swim in the sea. It has claimed a few lives before.
The beach is relatively clean but now there is a reclamation activity going on to “restore” the beach from erosions.
Kite flying is a popular activity here. No water sports like Jet Ski or parasailing are available.
Food is easily found here – some seafood restaurants, bistros and if you like fast food, McDonald is just around the corner to cure those hunger pangs.
There is a row of pubs, karaoke bar and night clubs near the beach. Life at this juncture begins only at night.
This delightful beach is only 5 km from Kuantan. Two world-class hotels are located here. Teluk Cempedak is an excellent beach for sailing, surfing, jet-skiing and sunbathing. Souvenir and handicraft shops are all within walking distance.
Beyond the main beach, there are excluded bathing spots. Ardent sun-lovers can jungle-trek through the TC Forest Reserve into idyllic Pelindung beach. An alternative route will lead you to the Teruntum Park which has a mini zoo-children and adults alike will have fun and relaxation. Close by is the Royal Golf Club for golf enthusiasts.
Self driving in the city of Kuantan is easy. The traffic flow normally move in the constant speed allow you to enjoy the scenery while driving. There are always clear road signs for your reference.
Malaysian climate is always hot and humid. The most busy hawker in Teluk Cempedak is the icecream seller and the fresh coconut hawker. Do take a break if you feel hot to relax yourself.
Wake up early and go to Kuantan River side to have your morning exercise and breathing the fresh air of Kuantan. The park is along the left of the Jalan Besar, Kuantan. Many hotels are here.
Where it all begins....
The Japanese landed here when it invaded Malaya in 1940 something... Yah, my history sucks.. I know...
Balok Beach located 15km from Kuantan and is popular for water sports activities. Balok is the venue for the annual international windsurfing competition.
The town swimming pool is located at this area and it is a popular sport for local to come and jog in the evening and for picnics. There is a night market here every Sunday night.
This is one of the most prominent land feature of Kuantan city. A large mosque in blue and white. At night with lighting it gives an incredible look.
The early bird gets the worm. If you are a morning person, you are in luck for a great sunrise at Teluk Chempedak @ approximately 6-6:30 am.
With its distinct dome and minarets in a pastel shade of sky blue and mint green, the State Mosque stands regal as the most prominent structure in the capital.
Located right smack in town center, this magnificent building is hard to miss. It is the biggest and most beautiful mosque in Pahang.