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.
Getting to and away from Kuantan
Kuantan's long-distance bus terminal is Terminal Makmur, located beside Stadium Darul Makmur.
Bus travel times: Kuala Lumpur - Kuantan (3h), Singapore - Kuantan (6h), Kuala Terengganu - Kuantan (2.5h), Kuantan - Mersing (2h15min), Kuantan - Kota Bahru (4.5h)
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Kuantan's small airport is called Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport. It is served by Malaysian Airlines and Fireflyz to and from Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore.
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Teluk Chempedak (TC) Beach
Teluk Chempedak, also called TC, is a beautiful beach facing the South China Sea, one of the main attractions of Kuantan
Beserah Fishing Village
Fishing Village located about 8km north of Kuantan facing the South China Sea. It is famous for handicrafts made of shells and coconuts and seafood and its peaceful charm of the old times.