About Kuantan & Malaysia

ABOUT MALAYSIA

To know Malaysia is to love Malaysia - a bubbling, bustling melting-pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony. Our multiculturalism has made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise and home to hundreds of colourful festivals. It's no wonder that we love celebrating and socializing. As a people, Malaysians are very relaxed, warm and friendly.  Geographically, Malaysia is almost as diverse as its culture. 11 states and 2 federal territories (Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya) form Peninsular Malaysia which is separated by the South China Sea from East Malaysia which includes the 2 states (Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo) and a third federal territory, the island of Labuan.  One of Malaysia's key attractions is its extreme contrasts which further add to this theme of ‘diversity’. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts while five-star hotels sit just metres away from ancient reefs.  Rugged mountains reach dramatically for the sky while their rainforest-clad slopes sweep down to floodplains teeming with forest life. Cool highland hideaways roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves.  For the perfect holiday full of surprises, the time is now, the place is Malaysia.  *Further information on the country can also be obtained from the Malaysian government's official portal, www.malaysia.gov.my.

 

About Kuantan

Kuantan is the capital of Pahang state and also the main gateway for east coast of Peninsular Malaysia and is home to more than half a million people. Headed north will reach the Kuala Terengganu, Kelantan and border of Thailand. The journey to Kuantan town is about 3 to 4 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur (170 mile) and about 6 to 7 hours drive from Singapore (215 miles).Kuantan is famous with its beautiful sandy beaches along the coast heading north toward the internationally famous Cherating. And the latest tourism hot spot today is Sg Lembing rainbow waterfall. Sg Lembing is a small town located around 1000 meters above sea level and around 45 km northwest from Kuantan town, it is a idea place to enjoy natural cool fresh air, cycling or hiking.Due to Kuantan strategic location, Kuantan is the vital social, economic, tourism and commercial hub for East Coast Peninsular Malaysia. Rapid development since early 21st century has transformed and modernized Kuantan.

 

Places to visit in Kuantan

1. State Mosque - Sultan Ahmad 1 is located in the heart of Kuantan near MPK field at Jalan Masjid. 

 

2.  Sultan Ahmad Shah Agriculture Park is located around 5 km from Kuantan City. It is originally established by the Department of Agriculture in 1988, the 300-hectare park serves primarily as a research station and one of the many agriculture development centres in the country. 

Timetable : Open Everyday

Fees : Free

Contact : 09-573 2194

Address : Taman Pertanian Jubli Perak Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Kuantan Jln Pintas Kuantan - Kemaman 25200 Kuantan

Activities :

Camping / Jungle Trekking / Visiting Ostrich / Bird Watching / Muzium Pertanian Tapak Ekspo / Herbs Garden / Fruits Farm 

Chalet :

·         RM50 - RM60 / day

·         2 Chalet RM40 / day

·         4 Kabin RM40 / day

3. Kuantan Mini Zoo , is located near Taman Teruntum next to the Kuantan golf course. 

Timetable : Open Everyday , 8.00am - 7.00pm

Fees : Free

Contact : 09-512 1555

4. Gelora Beach is located around 4 km from Kuantan city. The beach is not suitable for swimming but there is a golf course, river front, little shops and walking lane for visitors. There will be 'pasar malam' every Sunday from 4pm - 9pm. Don't forget to try the famous currypuffs and 'rojak ayam' here.

5. Tanjung Lumpur is a traditional fishing village located near the mouth of Kuantan River. The village is located about 2 kilometers away from Kuantan City. At night, Tanjung Lumpur is well known for its ikan bakar (grilled fish) , Thai foods and seafood dishes. While in the afternoon, you can get a taset of various traditional foods like Keropok Lekor, Satar, Otak-otak, fishes, shrimps, kuih etc. 

6. Sungai Pandan Waterfall is located 25 kilometers from the Kuantan city. It is easily accessible by road, you can reach here by driving or taxi for about 1/2 hour from the city.  Consisting of a series of cascading rapids, the falls culminate in a large pool idea for swimming. You can go for swimming, picnicking, camping, bird watching, jungle trekking, and also visiting Periuk Keraconservation center.

Amenities : Surau, parking lots, public toilets, gift shops, food stalls, restaurants.

Fees : Adult - RM 2 , Children - RM 1

Timetable : 7.00am - 6.00pm

 

7. Sungai Jeram Recreational Forest is located near Beserah cave, a place suitable for camping and swimming. You can visit here on food season ( June - September ) to get a taste of traditional foods like rambutan and durian

 

 

8. Pantai Batu Hitam is loosely translated in English as 'The Black Stone Beach'. There are a group of big black stone along the beach believed to come from volcano errosion. It is located 10 kilometers from the Kuantan city. The beach is suitable for swimming and you can also find beautiful seashells along the beach to keep. 

 

Resources: www.pahangtoursim.org.my