Thursday, February 14, 2013

Kuantan, Malaysia

It has been some months I didn't update my blog, therefore, this Chinese New Year I decided to pay a visit to Kuantan when I followed my husband back to his hometown in Gambang. Gambang is located  approximate of 40 minutes drive away from Kuantan city, the most famous tourism spot in Gambang will be the Bukit Gambang Resort.

If you are planning to visit other state in Malaysia during Chinese New Year, please avoid Chinese New Year or Hari Raya eve for traveling, cause most of us (all races) will back to hometown at the same time and the traffic is heavy. 

When we think of Kuantan, normally we will link to the beaches and sunrise where in the west of Peninsular Malaysia we seldom  have the chance to see it. But recently, when we mentioned about Kuantan, we will think of "Stop  Lynas, save Malaysia" campaign. According to news, there is an airborne monitoring system (AMS) installed at the district police station to gauge the radiation level in Kuantan town. But unfortunately, I didn't pay attention when I passed by the town.

Teluk Cempedak is the most popular tourism attraction in Kuantan, and it is located 5 km east from the town. It is facing the South China Sea and due to raining the water sport activities are not allowed during our visit. If not, you can enjoy swimming, surfing, sun-bathing, sailing and jet skiing. Besides, you also can enjoying jungle trekking and observe the rainforest of Malaysia, or enjoying local or fast foods with sea breeze. 

Not to forget your cup of local coffee either in Kemaman Kopitiam or Hai Peng Kopitiam before you leave Kuantan. Due to holiday season, Hai Peng Kopitiam is closed. We managed to drop by the Kemaman kopitiam for a cup of Kemaman white coffee and stuff crab. It was enjoyable.


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