Kuantan River Cruise runs two types of river cruises that may be of interest for those after a closer look at the mangroves or to see docked fishing boats along the river. The pontoon style boat was unavailable when we were there, so the basic open air twin-engine motorboat was our river ride. The 45-minute daytrip cruises, which run two to four times a day depending on the day, run from the ... Read more about Kuantan River Cruise .
It’s not till you reach Teluk Chempedak, a 15-minute bus ride out of Kuantan, that you realise this is actually Kuantan’s main attraction. Sure, as we did, you may need to walk through a McDonalds drive-thru to reach the beach, and there may well be a combined education and mobile phone festival going on, but really, and we mean this, that’s not a big deal — because the beach is worth ... Read more about Teluk Chempedek, Kuantan .
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