To know Malaysia is to love Malaysia. A bubbling, bustling melting pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony. Multiculturalism has not only made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise, it has also made Malaysia home to hundreds of colourful festivals. It’s no wonder that we love celebrating and socialising.
As a people, Malaysians are very laid back, warm and friendly. Geographically, Malaysia is as diverse as its culture.Malaysia is divided into 13 states and 3 Federal Territories, separated by the South China Sea with 11 states and 2 federal territories (Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya) in Peninsular Malaysia and two states and 1 federal territory (Labuan) in East Malaysia. One of Malaysia’s key attractions is its extreme contrasts.
Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts, and five-star hotels sit several metres away from ancient reefs.Cool hideaways are found in the highlands that roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves. For the perfect holiday full of surprises, eclectic cultures and natural wonders, the time is now, the place is Malaysia.
(Source : Tourism Malaysia)
Whether you are looking for an exotic get away or a refreshing vacation, the tropical city of Kuantan in Malaysia is the place for you. Strategically located near the mouth of the Kuantan River facing the South China Sea, Kuantan is the capital of Pahang. It is exactly on the halfway point of the Malaysian Peninsular, making it very convenient to travel to neighboring cities. It also has the most number of natural beaches but if you only have time for a short sightseeing trip.
Teluk Cempedak or Teluk Chempedak (literally : Jackfruit Bay) is a famous beach in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. Teluk Cempedak is located 5 kilometres east from the town centre in Kuantan and is situated in close proximity to the Royal Pahang Golf Club. The white sandy beach and the beautiful casuarinas and pine trees line the coast, with some rocky promontories facing the incessant waves of the South China Sea. All these combined to make the beach serene and at the same time delightful. You can see the boats of the fishermen at sea during the day, and the twinkling lights of their boats at night. The fishing village of Tanjung Api and Beserah is only about 5 km away on either side of Teluk Chempedak.
Cruising along the Kuantan River, you’ll discover the riverbanks are teaming with fishes, crawlies, crustaceans, and monitor lizard. The riverine mangrove area is also a house to the white belly sea eagle. Long tail monkey is a common sight and sometimes with luck Crocodiles. This cruise will take you passed the fishing village of Tanjung Lumpur. At the river mouth out towards South China Sea On the way back we will stop at the mangrove area known as the “Board Walk” which is 1000 meters long track.
This multi-story and one of the very modern Kuantan shopping centers contains shops selling many different varieties of merchandise and items, offering good options and choices for visitors. For the gourmand and lovers of food, they can find all kinds of food shops, from the small ice-cream parlor to the specialty shops and franchise fast food outlets with the famous and popular ones like Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), McDonalds, Kenny Rogers Roasters, Pizza Hut and also local popular food cafes and franchised outlets like Deli France.
Royal Pahang Golf Course
The proximity of the Royal Pahang Golf Club course to the South China Sea makes it a formidable challenge, especially for the unwary golfer. Cool sea-breezes are a dominant feature, prevalent throughout the monsoon season.Set amidst 126 acres of swampland, the Royal Pahang Golf Club was established in colonial days.The nine-hole 2,855 metre layout was upgraded into a championship 18-hole golf course.
Tanjung Lumpur is a traditional fishing village located near the mouth of the Kuantan River. It is loosely translated into English as the “Cape of Mud”. This village was in fact one of the earliest villages opened by the Malays in Kuantan many decades ago. It is located in the district of Kuantan about 2 kilometers away from Kuantan city. Tanjung Lumpur and Kuantan is divided by Kuantan river at the middle and connected by a bridge (Jalan Abu Bakar). Tanjung Lumpur is well known for its ikan bakar (grilled fish).