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Kuantan Travel TipsKuantan Travel Tips (31 December, 2006)

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Kuantan is my personal travel guide for discovering Kuantan (GPS: 3.81955, 103.33225), the capital of Pahang, Malaysia. It is located near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city has a population of 607,778 people, making it the 9th largest city in Malaysia. The town of Kuantan is said to have been founded in the 1850's. It was known in those early days as Kampung Teruntum.

The choice of Kuantan as the capital of Pahang came as late as 1955, when the British relocated there capital from Kuala Lipis. The town's location by the coast makes it a more strategic site for a capital. Moreover it is closer to the royal town of Pekan. Since becoming the state capital, Kuantan quickly grew to become the biggest town in Pahang.

Location of Sights in Kuantan on the map

Places of Interest in Kuantan

  1. Batu Hitam (GPS: 3.88812, 103.36649)
  2. Beserah (GPS: 3.91666, 103.36555)
  3. Pulau Ular (GPS: 4.05612, 103.40851)
  4. Stadium Darul Makmur (GPS: 3.8149, 103.32378)
  5. Sultan Ahmad Shah International Convention Centre (GPS: 3.81944, 103.32648)
  6. Sultan Ahmad Shah Mosque (GPS: 3.8079, 103.32804)
  7. Sungai Pandan Waterfall (GPS: 3.79051, 103.1453)
  8. Taman Pertanian Jubli Perak Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah (GPS: 3.846384, 103.300860)
  9. Teluk Cempedak (GPS: 3.81073, 103.37276)
  10. Tokong Kong Hock (GPS: 3.80942, 103.31525)
  11. Taman Teruntum: Public park with lotus lake and pavilions.
  12. Taman Gelora: Public park with pathways for evening strolls and jogging.
  13. Balai Karyaneka: Souvenir centre with a good variety of trinkets and handicrafts.
  14. Tanjung Pelindung: A boulder-strewn beach that is favoured by campers and bird watchers.
  15. Riverfront Park: A promenade and park beside the Kuantan River.
  16. Vistana Kuantan City Centre (GPS: 3.81652, 103.33682)

Categories of Sights in Kuantan

Shopping Malls in Kuantan

  1. East Coast Mall (GPS: 3.81784, 103.32633)

Transport Infrastructure in Kuantan

  1. Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport (GPS: 3.78071, 103.21414)
  2. Terminal Sentral Kuantan (GPS: 3.82969, 103.28448)

Sungai Kuantan Promenade at Riverfront ParkSungai Kuantan Promenade at Riverfront Park (31 December, 2006)

Kuantan on Google Maps Street View

How to reach Kuantan

Most people reach Kuantan by road. It is connected to the west coast by the Karak Expressway while the East Coast Highway connects it to Johor and Terengganu. Alternatively there are a few flights connecting it to Kuala Lumpur on Malaysia Airlines. Firefly also flies between Kuantan and Singapore four times a week.

View of KuantanThe rocky coastline of Batu Hitam in Beserah, Kuantan
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Getting Around Kuantan

Public transport in Kuantan can only be described as poor. Thus you should either take the taxi or rent a car if you are not driving to Kuantan.

Kompleks Teruntum, KuantanKompleks Teruntum, Kuantan (31 December, 2006)

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