Faces of
Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah on Borneo. With an estimated population of 532,129 in the city and 700,000 in the urban area, it is the largest urban centre in Sabah and the sixth largest in Malaysia. It is located close to Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South-East Asia.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

Kuantan, Malaysia

Teluk Chempedak (TC) Beach

address: Jalan Telok Cempedak, 25050 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
Teluk-Chempedak-Beach-Kuantan3.jpg, Teluk Chempedak, also called TC, is a beautiful beach facing the South China Sea, one of the main attractions of Kuantan
Teluk Chempedak, also called TC, is a beautiful beach facing the South China Sea, one of the main attractions of Kuantan

How to get to Teluk Chempedak
TC is located about 10-15min (5km) to the east of the city centre. The easiest way to get there would be by car / taxi but there are also regular local buses.


There are a few guesthouses near the beach. The main hotel at the beach front is Hyat Regency Kuantan Hotel.
Being so close to the Kuantan city, TC is a popular spot to be visited by families, especially on the weekends.
 

boardwalk
the boardwalk at the northern end of the beach connects to another more quiet beach


the boardwalk
the boardwalk offers views of the jungle on one side and the sea on the other


fast food
the are a few western fast food joints (McDonalds, Burger King, KFC) as well as several local food restaurants and stalls near the beach


playground
playground and sitting area around several food stalls


no swimming during rainy season
During the rainy season (monsoon, November - February), swimming is strictly forbidden because of the rough sea during that time. This photo was taken during this time period in mid February.


view south
viewing south from boardwalk at the rocky northern end of the beach


bunker
a bunker from the times of the Second World War

 



Hotels in Kuantan

Kuantan Backpackers

backpacker hostel in the city center of Kuantan

Attractions

Teluk Chempedak (TC) Beach, Kuantan

Teluk Chempedak, also called TC, is a beautiful beach facing the South China Sea, one of the main attractions of Kuantan

Beserah Fishing Village, Kuantan

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.

Attractions

Singapore Flyer, Singapore

The Singapore Flyer with a height of 165m is the tallest Ferris wheel in the world. It opened in 2008 at the southern tip of the Marina Centre reclaimed land area.

Gunung Raya, Langkawi

highest peak on Langkawi (881m) with spectacular views over the island and even to Thailand when it is clear