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Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

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1 Utama Shopping Centre

address: 1 UTAMA SHOPPING CENTRE, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama City Centre, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia - Customer Service Centre : 03-7710 8118
1Utama-shopping-centre-outside.jpg, Shopping Mall in Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya (PJ). Giant Mall Shopping with an old and a new wing about 20km south-west of downtown KL.
Shopping Mall in Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya (PJ). Giant Mall Shopping with an old and a new wing about 20km south-west of downtown KL.

1 Utama is only 5min away from The Curve and Ikea.

Opening Hours
Open Daily
Sun - Thu : 10am - 10pm
Fri & Sat : 10am - 10.30pm

Golden Screen Cinema on 4th Floor (New Wing)
Contact No.: 03-8312 3456
http://www.gsc.com.my/

Links:

official website
facebook page


How to get to 1Utama:
from KL Sentral, take the Rapid KL Bus No. U82 (travel time about 40min)
or LRT to Kelana Jaya station and taxi from there (10min, a lot more during rush hour)


1 Utama Bus Terminal / Transportation Hub
The bus terminal at the back of the new wing (BT1, Lower Ground) is the main transportation hub for the PJ area. Here you can find buses to LCCT (Skybus), Genting Highlands (Go Genting) or long-distances buses to Singapore and Penang like Aeroline or Five Star. It is also a hub for local Rapid KL bus routes: U43 (Putrajaya), U82 (KL Sentral), U86 (Damansara), U89 (Kelana Jaya LRT).

Skybus to LCCT
price: RM15
travel time: 1h15min
depature times: 4am, 5.30am, 7am, 8am, 9am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 6pm

There is also taxi coupon service available.


1 Utama Bus Terminal
1 Utama Bus Terminal

 


The Oval, New Wing

Rainforest, 1 Utama
The Rainforest section is the highlight of 1 Utama with a few cosy restaurants and lots of green

Food Republic 1 Utama
the Food Republic food court with the view of the LDP highway just in front of 1 Utama
 
Old Wing, 1 Utama
The Old Wing of 1 Utama (here the center court) has Jusco as the main tenant


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