Kuantan is the capital of Pahang, situated near the mouth of Kuantan River. Kuantan is famous for the local products like “batik”, “prawn crackers” and also “salted fish”.
Here are some recommendations you must not miss out when you visit Kuantan: –
1 – Shop at East Coast Mall East Coast Mall is the biggest shopping mall in Kuantan. It just started to operate not long ago and it is a retreat for the locals on the weekends. The mall has got brands that could not be found at other shopping malls in Kuantan like Big Apple and Donuts and Starbucks.
2 – Eat Satay at Restoran Zul Restoran Zul serves the best satay in town and only operates at night. If you want to give it a try, make sure you are there early as it is always full house. The specialty of this restaurant is the “kuah” or also called the satay sauce.
3 – Dine at Restoran Hoi Yin Restoran Hoi Yin is located at the stretch of shop houses near Telok Chempedak. According to the locals, the curry mee served here is the best and it is finger licking good. Be an early bird or else, wave goodbye to it.
4 – Drink Coffee at Kemaman Kopitiam Kemaman Kopitiam is one of the place where youngsters love to hang out. “Nasi Lemak” and “Kopi Ais” is a must to order upon visit.
5 – Take a River Cruise River Cruise service is available at the Kuantan River. The sight-seeing journey takes about 2 hours and the passengers get a chance to visit the mangrove swamp. The cruise costs RM 10 for adult and RM 5 for the children below 12.
6 – Check Out Sungai Lembing Museum Sungai Lembing Museum is the place of remembering the glory day of Sungai Lembing as the richest town. But as time passed, the tins are being replaced with plastic, aluminium and others. In the museum, there are equipments used for mining, tracks to go into the mines, offices environment and many more.
7 – Drop by Charah Cave Charah Cave is a limestone cave which is well-known for its ‘Sleeping Buddha’, an impressive stone sculpture of the reclining Buddha. According to the locals, the ‘Sleeping Buddha’ looks the best, when the sun shines in at 11 o’clock in the morning.
8 – Visit Lao Zi Temple Lao Zi Temple is located on the Sungai Lembing-Kuantan way. The Golden Dragon structured is the longest man-made dragon in the world with 2,700 feet. There is a walkway that begins from the Dragon’s tail and ends at the head. People believed that after walking through, good luck and fortune will be rushing in.
9 – Wind Surf at Balok Beach Balok Beach, which is located 15km to the north of Kuantan, is a great place for wind surfing. If you are lucky enough, you could probably see turtles laying eggs between the month of May and September.
10 – Visit Telok Chempedak Telok Chempedak is one of the most popular beaches in Kuantan – without it, the trip is not complete! It is crowded especially during the night! A great place for family and friends to hang out and enjoy the sea breeze. And also, here has got the one and only McDonald’s in Kuantan.
Does it lure you to Kuantan now? Make a move and experience Kuantan!