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.

Sandakan

Sandakan is a starting point for ecotourism destinations such as the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary, Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary,Turtle Islands Park, Kinabatangan River and Gomantong Caves.

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Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

Bukit Puteri

address: Bukit Puteri, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia
Bukit Puteri, Princess Hill. Hill in city center with the remains of an old fort.
Princess Hill. Hill in city center with the remains of an old fort.

Bukit Puteri is open to visitors from 9am to 5pm everyday with minimal entrance fee of RM1.00

Links: History of Bukit Puteri


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