Monday, May 15, 2006

My Kuantan Trip (Part 1)

Last weekend, me and my gf went to Kuantan for a short break-away. It is actually an unplanned trip. Initially, we were planned to go to Genting but all the room in Genting was fully booked so we decided to go Kuantan.
Both of us never been to East Coast before, when we decided to go there. I just called Lualua and Alex regarding the direction and some interesting places that maybe we can visit when we reach Kuantan. This is my 1st time using East Coast Highway and I was pretty impressed that they were using a smart card instead of normal ticket.
Finding a nice hotel in Kuantan was really a headache especially during this long weekend and we didn’t make any advance booking. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any photo about my hotel finding because my handphone was out of battery. At 1st we were planning to check-in a beach resort like Legend Cherating, Holiday Villa, Swiss garden and Hyatt but all of them were fully booked or fucking expensive. So, we end up check-in Cityview Kuantan in the town center.
This is the view from my hotel and I found out there was a huge fly-over across the unknown river. Kuantan was a small town so you don’t have to worry getting lost in the town because all the major roads have clear signboard.
The next morning, we headed straight to Teluk Cempedak after the breakfast and this is Palm Beach Café besides The Hyatt Regency. It was a nice place to hang out and you can feel the see breeze while having your food. We had our dinner there previous night.
Teluk Cempedak is the most famous beach in Kuantan. This is the place where I saw the most people in Kuantan and most of are Malay. There are many souvenir shop around this area.
The famous Teluk Cempedak. This is the 1st bay whereby the water was crystal clear unlike the beaches in West Coast.
According to Alex, Teluk Cempedak has 3 bays and the 2nd bay was connected by this wooden broadwalk.
Hey dude~! Want to swim?
After 10 minutes of walking, we reach the 2nd bay. It was small and shallow compare to the 1st beach.
To go to the 3rd bay, we need to climb over the big stone and at that time it was high tide so we didn’t manage to go to the 3rd beach.
So we went back to the 1st beach and visited the Hyatt Regency. This is actually our favourite hotel but it was fully booked.
The awesome and relaxing view from the lobby.
We came to Berjaya Megamall, the largest shopping mall in kuantan for lunch. Didn’t buy anything coz nothing to buy… We headed to Pantai Sepat after that.

To be continue…..

4 comments:

"R" said...

i have never been to kuantan. it looks fun.

Sing Ngibk said...

"r": you should go...

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Pianonee said...

hello, welcome to Kuantan~ ^^
nice photo you have here!