Kuantan Travel Guide

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Kuantan Things to Do

  • Visit to Sultan Abu Bakar Museum

    When you are in Pahang, a visit to the King's museum, Sultan Abu Bakar, is a must. This museum is located at Pekan, in Pahang state of Malaysia. It housed in a wonderful building constructed by the British in 1929. The museum displays many artifacts of the King's or Sultan of Pahang. There are old photos of the King 's parents, when he was a kid,...

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  • Watching Firefly at night

    Watching the firefly by boat at night was the most memorable thing to do in Pahang. The Firefly expert, Hafiz, gave us a talk on how firefly behaves, types of firefly and why do the fireflies flicker at night. The most exciting part was when we started to ride the boat by the river at night. It was my first experience of going out for an adventure...

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  • Sungai Lembing Sightseeing

    In Sungai Lembing, I visited the Museum as well as walking through the underground mining tunnel. Sungai Lembing was once a prosperous tin mining town in Pahang. The place has been turned into a museum and a tourist attraction. I was so excited while walking through the underground tunnel which was once the longest in the world. Sungai Lembing is...

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Kuantan Hotels

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Kuantan Restaurants

  • The Thirsty Tapir Beach Bar and Grill

    This little beach bar is situated within Duta Village (Le Village Beach Resort). If you are into experiencing a cool, clean sea breeze while having cold drinks with your friends or just having a family picnic over a weekend, this is the place to be. Away from the hustle and bustle of Kuantan's other more famous beaches, this bar is located on a...

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  • A Gem of a Beach Bar

    This little beach bar is situated within Duta Village (Le Village Beach Resort). If you are into experiencing a cool, clean sea breeze while having cold drinks with your friends or just having a family picnic over a weekend, this is the place to be. Away from the hustle and bustle of Kuantan's other more famous beaches, this bar is located on a...

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  • Delicious!!!

    I had my lunch on my second day at this restaurant in Berjaya Megamall, Kuantan, Pahang. There are varieties of ayam penyet menu to choose from. "Ayam" means chicken in Malay and "Penyet' means squashed in Malay. Besides chicken, the menu also includes fish. And I had Ikan Lele Penyet which means Squashed Cat Fish :-) ...It was so sumptuous and the...

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Kuantan Nightlife

  • Medan Feri, Tanah Putih Baru: Fireflies Watching Tour

    by Lbcloo Updated Sep 5, 2011

    For anybody who want to try something special, why not go for a firefly watching cruise just in the city. The fare is Rm35 per adult and Rm15 for child, minimum departure is 8 adult. Each boat can accomodate for 13 person, the whole trip is around 1 hour. First trip start at 8.15 and second trip starts at 9.30 . Advance booking is required and depend on weather. Strictly NO photograph at firefly colony.

    Dress Code: Casual

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Kuantan Transportation

  • SVIP bus from Singapore to Kuantan

    I travelled to Kuantan by coach bus. It was an 8 hours journey from Singapore to Kuantan. The reason for the long journey was because of the bad jam across the causeway which connects Singapore to Malaysia. The heavy jam was due to the long SG50 (Singapore 50th Golden Jubilee National Day) weekend public holiday. You can take the plane though but I...

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  • By taxi to Kuantan

    I did not book for a sightseeing-tour through the ship's touroffice, but hired a taxi on the pier and shared it with some other passangers of our ship.The price was 40 MYR (Ringit), that is about the amount equivalent to 8,5 Euros.While it was quite easy to explain to our driver that we wanted to go to the city, it was quite hard for us to explain...

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  • I came to Kuantan Port by a cruise

    I came to Kunatan in March 2009 on a cruise onboard the M/V Delphin Voyager (a ship that does not exist anymore).The pier and the port was big enough so we could dock our ship of ca. 18.000 GRT. Port formalities were easy and lots of taxis were waiting for customers next to the ship.The walk from the ship to the port-gate would have been quite a...

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Kuantan Shopping

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  • Shop till you drop!!!

    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. Keropok(crackers)Durians (local fruit)Rambutans (local fruit)Batik SarongsDried seafood products such as dried fish, anchovies, etc. You can get this at Sin Kee...

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  • Shop for souvenirs at Teluk Cempedak

    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. Printed T-shirt, hat, ballon, batik, keychains, magnets...

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  • a great shopping-mall

    The East Coast Mall is quite a new shopping mall, with a total area of 1,000,000 sq ft (=93,000 m2) 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...

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Kuantan Local Customs

  • good pavements & more

    When you take a closer look at the row of traditional buildings of the colonial style in the centre of Kuantan, dont miss to take a closer look as well at the great decorations like vases and a perfect pavement in front of these scenic houses that were built in the old colonial style.

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  • Local snacks

    Local favourite snacks at tea time are the malay kuih like bahulu, fried banana fritters, keropok lekor (fish cracker).

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Kuantan Warnings and Dangers

  • Poor Customer Service

    Take care of your belongings whenever you travel around Kuantan. So far, I did not encounter any nasty people on the street. I even explored the area on my own. To be safe, carry a waist pouch wherever you go.But one thing I really dislike about is the poor customer service of the sales people. I went into this Adidas shop which is located opposite...

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  • No Swimming

    There is a board at the beach that say no swimming if the red flag is up. There have been many death due to drowing at this beach so beware and don't go swimming during the monsson season from late November to end March.

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  • Heavy Rain & Floods in Monsoon Season

    From end of September to January is the monsoon season for East Coast of Malaysia. Therefore, when planning your trip to Kuantan, try to avoid this period as roads will not be accessible during floods.Some hotels will even offer your a free night of stay should the it rains consecutively for two days.

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Kuantan Tourist Traps

  • Pak Su - Definitely a Tourist Trap!

    As I was new to Kuantan, I saw Pak Su while driving from Swiss Garden to the town and decided to give it a try. Immediately, when we sat down, the waitress came and started to take our orders. We wanted crabs but she said didn't have. And started to recommend stuff crab instead and also kept on pushing for their signature seafood claypot dish. We...

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  • Pak Su Restaurant - certainly NOT nice!

    Pak Su Restaurant offers food that are very much overpriced and they doesn't taste good at all. They put 'RM32 per kg' tag at their aquarium containing big succulent live crabs. But when you ordered for them, they turned out even smaller than my fist! When we confronted the waiter, he said that the price tag was put at the wrong place! Food are...

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  • Seafood Restaurant

    When you are at seafood restaurant, you have to check the menu first before ordering your seafood. Most food have a price list on the menu but when they put seasonal be sure to ask how much the item cost.Go for local lobster its much cheaper then the Australian, Canadian or Maine lobsters. Crab and prawn are pricy but its still much cheaper then...

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Kuantan What to Pack

  • Sunblock

    Bring your pareo, swimsuit, sunblock or suntan lotions if you want to tan. Drink water lots and lots of water. Beach wear, slippers and flipflops, shorts and t'shirt.

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  • Thermal Box for Fresh Seafood

    Thermal boxIf you would like to buy some fresh seafood from Kuantan, you would want to prepare a thermal box. At the end of your journey, you can visit the local markets / government fisheries market to buy some fresh seafood. Market traders will help you to pack some ice bags to keep your seafood cool & fresh.

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Kuantan Off The Beaten Path

  • Berkelah Waterfall

    We went camping here twice and it’s simply beautiful. It takes an hour or two depends on how fast you walk to this fall or to the last fall. There are many small pools of water and most just camp at these pools.It’s located on the old road right after Gambang.

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  • Cherating

    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.

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  • Panching/Charah caves

    There is a limestone 9-meter long statue of the reclining Buddha. This cave is located on the way to Sungai Lembing. The Charah caves have always been the site of Buddhist monk and serve as a meditation retreats for Buddhist monks and nuns.

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Kuantan Sports & Outdoors

  • Astana Golf & Country Club

    The 18-holes par-72 course plays to a short 5,914m from the blue tees... with the Floral (1st) Nine playing to 2,883m and the Palm (2nd) Nine to a longer 3,031m... The course is undulating with water coming into play (either hazard or lateral) in all the holes... The course is rather hot due to the non-maturing trees... The club has a big...

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  • Pantai Lagenda Golf & Country Club

    The 18-holes par-72 course plays to 6,090m from the blue tees... The course is set in its natural surroundings for which the club terms the Natural Habitat areas... This is where there are birds and other small animals making it their home...The Links (1st) Nine plays to 3,051m while the Forest (2nd) Nine is a tard shorter 3,039m... The course is...

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  • Kelab Golf DiRaja Pahang

    The club is also known by its English name Royal Pahang Golf Club... The 18-holes par-72 course is flat, being beside the sea at Teluk Chempedak... The course plays to 6,898 yds with both the First and Second Nine at 3,498yds from the blue tees... It is one of the few courses with measurement in yards... The First Nine has some difficult holes for...

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Kuantan General

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  • Walking on the banks of Kuantan River

    Its a pleasant experience walking by the banks of Kuantan River. Do it early in the morning when the weather is still cool and just after dinner, strolling along with the crowd and watching people casting their fish hooks, and lovers walking while holding hands. Its a great experience. Surf my blog at:Kuantan_River The tranquil, peaceful and slow...

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  • Kuantan's Coconuts

    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...

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  • Kuantan Fishing Boats

    Kuantan and Malaysia in whole have some very well organized fishing boats and regulations. Each boat is marked in several different places so that the vessel is easily identifiable.In the picture below you can see that the boat's cabin is yellow, which shows the location where the ship is from. In this case it means it is from Parang, which is the...

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a tree with the names of Allah
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the old colonial buildings
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