I bought Jeans and a floral blouse for only SGD70. I spent almost RM500 on shopping alone. The things are cheap and good. For household products, there is a megamart Giant and Parkson.
What to buy: Keropok(crackers)
Durians (local fruit)
Rambutans (local fruit)
Dried seafood products such as dried fish, anchovies, etc. You can get this at Sin Kee Hung. (No. 1007, Batu 3 1/2. Jalan Gambang 25150 Kuantan, Pahang Tel : +609 5366688, +609 5362288)
What to pay: less than SGD50
Address: No. 1007, Batu 3 1/2. Jalan Gambang 25150 KuantanAdd to your Trip Planner
Kuantan is the capital city of Pahang state where the admistration and government offices located.
Teluk Cempedak is the nearest beach in Kuantan, it is about 10 km to the north of Kuantan.
There are traders selling all sorts of souvenirs related to Pahang, Kuantan and Teluk Cempedak.
What to buy: Printed T-shirt, hat, ballon, batik, keychains, magnets .......
What to pay: reasonable price
Directions: 10 km to the north of Kuantan.
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The East Coast Mall is quite a new shopping mall, with a total area of 1,000,000 sq ft (=93,000 m2)
What to buy: you will find shops there of fashion labels like Bonia, Samsonite, Giordano, Clarks, Padini Concept Store,
Brands Outlet, Quicksilver, Royal Sporting House, Samuel and Kevin, Carlo Rino and many more.
There is a Carrefour-supermarket, a 9-screen GSC Cinema as well, a convention centre and a hotel.
When I was there, they had a Formular1 racingcar of Ferrari in their entrancehall, that was quite interesting to see !
Address: Putra Square
Directions: The East Coast Mall is located on Putra Square
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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.
Address: Lot 4898, Batu 9 1/2, Jalan Kemaman
Directions: On the road to the port
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.
Address: By the Teluk Cempedak Beach
Directions: Mee is at the open air on the beach, near MacDonald.Related to:
Ismail is in the shopping arcade of Hyatt Kuantan.
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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
Address: Kampung Cherating
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
Address: No 16, Jalan Besar, 25000 Kuantan
Phone: 06 516 4481
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)..
Address: Mydin Wholesale Emporium
Directions: Kuantan city
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.
Address: No. CL 40(A), Batu 8, Jalan Gambang, Kuantan
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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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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.
Address: 1007, Batu 3 1/2, Jalan Gambang, 25150 Kuantan
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