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Arts & Culture
This handicraft center features beautifully crafted traditional kites, elegant woodcarvings, pottery, fine batiks and Pahang silk textiles
Museum Sultan Abu Bakar
Explore this beautiful white-walled state museum to discover the colorful heritage of the Pahang sultanate through interesting exhibits and specimens.
Tun Razak Memorial Hall
Immerse in the heritage of the life of Malaysia’s second prime minister, revealed through the most comprehensive collection of his personal artifacts.
Pulau Keladi Cultural Complex
This complex houses a pictorial history and display of beautiful silk clothes. Observe skilled craftsmen spinning silk threads and weaving silk into a completed bolt.
State Mosque of Kuantan
Marvel at the mosque’s distinctive and regal dome and minarets in pastel blues and mint greens rise from the city center of Kuantan. T: +60 9 516 5818
See how this town’s villagers prepare fresh seafood by traditional means, drying it in the sun and processing it into local delicacies such as salted fish.
Food & Drink
This local café specializes in mango and durian cheesecakes and a variety or chocolate cakes.
Serving varieties of fusion Thai and Western cuisine, signature dishes include Siakap Mangga, Siakap 3 Rasa and Beef Bacon Fried Rice.
Makhota Seafood Restaurant
A popular choice for fresh seafood, this restaurant’s signature dishes include cheese crabs and fragrant fried prawns.
Pak Su Seafood Restaurant
Frequented by locals and tourists, this restaurant has an open-air area facing the sea. It is known for its crab dishes such as its popular Pak Su stuffed crab, and clay pot flower crab with white pepper and cheese lobster.
Restoran Hoi Yin
This restaurant is famous for its piquant curry mee (noodles), which are served with juicy pieces of chicken, cockles, beansprouts, tofu puffs and a hot broth infused with fragrant lemongrass, ginger and other spices.
Zaman’s aromatic nasi lemak bungkus (wrapped coconut rice) is adored by locals, offering fragrant coconut rice wrapped in a banana leaf with spicy sambal.
Terminal Satay Zul
One of the few restaurants in Kuantan that is open late at night, Satay Zul serves grilled satay (skewered meat) with spicy peanut sauce, which is one of many Malaysian favorites.
Zam Zam Restaurant
Serving Middle-Eastern and Arabian cuisine, Zam Zam’s signature dishes include lamb and chicken madghout (aromatic rice), lamb and chicken kabsa (Arabian mixed rice) and Lebanese-style fattoush salad.
Take a cruise along the Cherating River for an enchanting mangrove-lined river experience while watching fireflies dance through the trees and twinkle in the dark.
Turtle Sanctuary and Information Center
Located on Chendor Beach, this sanctuary is a tribute to the near-extinct leatherback turtles that made the beach their home of choice for laying eggs.
Kuantan River Cruise
This ferry cruise sails down 500-year-old mangrove swamps that span more than 300 ha (741 ac). Rich in native flora and fauna, visitors may even catch a glimpse of monitor lizards lazing around after a midday meal.
Taman Teruntum Mini Zoo
The oldest mini zoo in Pahang houses animals such as gibbons, crocodiles, ostriches, bulls and many more. Entrance is complimentary.
Parks & Recreation
The Royal Pahang Golf Club
This 18-hole course features many bunkers, water hazards and unpredictable winds from the South China Sea.
Mahkota Golf & Country Club
This new 18-hole international standards golf course offers the East Coast’s first super-fast rolling greens.
Scenic seaside park with a 1.4 km jogging path and other recreational facilities.
This limestone cave is also a home to a statue of the reclining Buddha within.
Sungai Pandan Waterfall
The beautiful cascading waterfall of Sungai Pandan features cool waters and lush jungle surroundings, making the perfect backdrop for admiring the area’s verdant flora and fauna.
East Coast Mall
This family lifestyle mall is located in the heart of Kuantan, offering you local and international retailers in fashion, entertainment, arts, culture and a selection of food and beverage outlets.
Kuantan City Mall
The newest shopping centre strategically located in the new commercial hub of Kuantan, comprising all the shopping, dining, play and entertainment experience that you can spend quality time with family.
Visit one of the largest night markets in Kuantan, which is held every Saturday at the Urban Transformation Center (UTC).
The Pasar Tani (farmers’ market) is held every Sunday morning at UTC, offering fresh seafood and local produce.
Those planning to catch this waterfall’s unique rainbow should be ready to start the journey early, as the rainbow can only be seen in the morning. It is approximately a one-hour drive from the hotel, plus another 45 minutes of trekking to the falls.
Royal Town of Pekan
Make a journey to the royal town of Pekan and explore its colourful display of cultural heritage. Visit the Royal Palace and stables, Sultan Abu Bakar Museum and Pulau Keladi Cultural Village, which houses the Pahang Silk Weaving Centre.
Sungai Lembing Town
Previously an industrial tin-mining town, Sungai Lembing had one of the largest mines in the world in the 1860s. Remnants of its mining operations can now be seen at the Sungai Lembing Mining Museum, where you can go through parts of the underground mine.