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Kuantan, Malaysia

Kuantan, Malaysia

What Kuantun does well is evoke a sense of utter harmony between the tranquility of scenic, natural landscapes and a bustling urban core poised for incredible growth. Kuantan is quickly becoming a tourist hot spot, and it's easy to see why once you take in the white-sand beaches and majestic waterfalls lining its borders. Plus, a growing urban core offers plenty of city attractions and shopping centers to get lost in.

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Kuantan, Malaysia

Port of Call in Asia

The One Thing You Don't Want To Miss

The mystical beach of Teluk Chempedak is worth a visit. A tropical forest expands down to the beach, and monkeys sometimes make an appearance to greet tourists. Enjoy a pleasant stroll on a long stretch of boardwalk that takes you either into the forest or to another bay. Rental shops nearby also offer kayaks for active adventurers who want to explore Teluk Chempedak's sea life.

Other Fun Things To Do

  • Kuantan is renowned for its spectacular waterfalls – especially the Sungai Pandan waterfall and Rainbow Falls.
  • Visit the turtle sanctuary near Cherating for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
  • Families have the Bukit Gambang Water Park to splash around in during the hot season in Kuantun.
  • Learn how to dye your own batik-style cloth at the Natural Batik Village just 10 minutes away from the port.

Get A Taste Of Local Flavor

Salted fish crackers (keropok), cuttlefish crackers, and dried scallops and mussels are common eats in Kuantun. The national dish, nasi lemak, is a must try. Aromatic rice is steamed in banana leaves, and served alongside eggs, fish cake, and chicken, with vegetarian varieties also available.

Shopping For Bargains

Go to the Natural Batik Village for handmade, wearable souvenirs. If you don't make your own batik during one of the workshops, simply shop for already made batik wear here. For an upscale shopping experience, visit Berjaya Kuantan Megamall in the heart of Kuantan. Dried seafood abounds throughout Kuantan, and is one of the top purchases made by tourists. A wide selection of dried goods is at the Hasil Laut Kiah Kee market.

Local Currency

The local currency in Kuantan is the Malaysian ringgit (MYR).

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