Kuantan is the state capital of Pahang, the 3rd largest state in Malaysia. It is situated near the mouth of the Kuantan River and faces the South China Sea.
Kuantan's main sightseeing attraction is the beach at Teluk Cempedak. There are also other scenic beaches popular with vacationers in the city's vicinity, such as Batu Hitam, Balok, Chenor, Pantai Sepat, Beserah, and Cherating. Kuantan is also known to tourists for its waterfalls. The most well-known is the Sungai Pandan Water Fall. Two other waterfalls are the Sungai Berkelah Waterfall and the Jerangkang Waterfall.
Things to See & Do
* Teluk Chempedak beach
* Sungai Pandan Waterfall
* State Mosque
* Esplanade park
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Ringgit (RM) (MYR)
Language – Bahasa Malaysia, English
Population – 520,000 approx
Land Area – 2,960 km ²
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code – +6o
Port Location – Kuantan Port is situated 25 km north of Kuantan city.
Travel Links – Kuantan's small Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport (is about 15 km southwest of the city. The airport currently serves a few daily flights from Kuala Lumpur-KLIA (40 mins) on Malaysia Airlines. The airport also serves an international flight to Singapore by Firefly 4x a week.
Bus services offer access to Kuantan from Kuala Lampur and Cherating. The long distance bus station is located at Terminal Makmur. (Beside Stadium Darul Makmur).