Kuantan which is became Pahangs capital in 1955 is a
fast-growing commercial centre in the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia.
It lies on
the east cost and has a population of about 1,4 million people.
Kuantan has a population approaching
Kuantanis situated on the
banks of the Kuantan river mouth. The
main shopping complexes in town are the Berjaya Megamall, Komplex Teruntum, and
Kuantan Parade. The
modern Teruntum complex offers great shopping in air-conditioned comfort. It
also houses a cinema bowling alley fast food restaurants and other facilities.
In the shopping centres in Kuantan you can buy also the illegal stuff, like
watches and dvd.
and around this quaint town there are attractions.
In Kuantan, you are able to experience the River Cruise whilst enjoying the
picturesque Kuantan along the river and discover the beauty of the man-made
250 meters boardwalk (nr 4) to see the mangrove jungle.
The jetty of the river cruise in Kuantan departs from nr. 1 But you can
start with your river cruise at the other five points at the map.
Also made available for you is to have a closer and at your own pace
look at Kuantan town is by TRISHAW.
The Tourist Information Centre
(daily 9am1pm & 25pm; tel 09/516 1007) is at the end of Jalan Makhota. The
Tourist Office facing the playing fields.
They can help you out with accommodation in and around Kuantan, and also
organizes day-trips to the surrounding area, like lake Chini, the Royal city
of Pekan and the
Gua Charah caves
This map is from the brochure we got from the Tourist Office in Kuantan.
The State Mosque
has a distinct dome and its minarets are in a pastel shade of sky blue
and mint green. The State Mosque stands regal as the most
prominent structure in the capital. The colonial-styled
Courthouse adds a lovely contrast to the many buildings that have
Old Kuantan, however, is not lost amongst recent developments. Take a
walk down Jalan Besar, and you are likely to savor the pungent aroma
of the salted fish and keropok (fish crackers), which is the state's famous
In Jalan Tanah Puteh is a Hindu temple and there are two Chinese temples: one in Jalan Bukit Setongkol and
one in Jalan Bukit Ubi. Tourists will get a
close-up view of the practice of these two faiths by the city's Hindu
and Buddhist communities.
hawker stalls near the mosque on Jalan Makhota behind the Ocean Shopping Complex
on Jalan Tun Ismail are the best bet.
You can have a nice walk down Jalan Besar, sampling
local delicacies sold on the street and shopping in the smaller craft and
souvenir shops. For good selections of batiks and crafts you must visit HM
Batik & Handicraft and Kedai Mat Jais B. Talib in the Jalan Besar. Batik RM has a showroom on Jalan Besar, but the showroom out on Jalan
Tanah Puteh is much more fun.
In Kuantan, the modern Teruntum Complex,
Berjaya Megamall and Kuantan Parade offers great shopping in air-conditioned
comfort. They offer a tempting array of bewitching items, which you may not find
elsewhere. Beside cinemas, bowling valley, fast food restaurants and other
facilities are made available. Shopping in comfort, style and convenience are
some of the keyword that will please you.
There are two bus terminals. The local bus
station is on Jalan Basar, beside Sungei Kuantan, and the Makmur express bus
terminal is on Jalan Stadium, in front of the Darulmakmur stadium.
Bus routes service Kuantan from all parts of the peninsula. From
Plusliner (tel. 03/4042-1256) departs from the Pekeliling Bus
Terminal in the Jalan Tun Razak. The bus terminal in Kuantan is in Kompleks
Makmur. Taxis at the stand just outside the terminal can take you to the city.