The East Coast of Malaysia


Global Mark : 9.75 /20

Ratings by criteria : 

Charm Scenery Parks Culture Market Relax Fiesta 


3 3 1 2 3 4 1 2 9.50

Ratings by backpackers :

Surveyed Liked  Comeback  Recommend  Range AVER.
1 100% 0 0 10 10.00

Description : An overgrown fishing village where fish & rubbish bask in the sun... 

Comments : Except on Monday (night market) or if passing nearby in the afternoon, the place may not be worth bothering too long. If you disagree, let me know...

What to do ? Spot buffalos on the beach, an originality in Malaysia / Meet the fishermen, back from the sea with their catch at around 2pm / Follow the fish from the basket to the sun bathing area / Swim : the sea looked clean (yes, clean !) / Explore the area / Spot a few small mosque / Relax with the local people / On Monday night, treat yourself at the night market / 

What you may not like ? The feeling of being in Kuantan's wasteland : the village, river, beach and even Muslim cemetery are disgusting ! / The rather charmless village / Having little to do / The lack of GH choice / 

How long ? Eventually half a day for the fishy atmosphere

Where to stay ? Beserah Beach GH (09 5448427), near the beach but by the road / Dbl w. shower 20, family room 40 / Go there for the bright rooms w. some charm and because the other place is really grotty / What you may not like : the lazy walls, the lack of mosquito net, the only room w. balcony (ugly view anyway) and the rather high prices

The trip to Kuantan : SS / L&R / R0.60 / 20mn
A short ride for the remaining 7km. Not much to see. Not much to write about. A few minutes before reaching the local bus station by the river, you can spot the huge & green commercial center on the right. That's about it...

See also the trip from Cherating