Travel from Johor Bahru to Kuantan by Bus
Kuantan is located 350km away from Johor Bahru and takes 6 hours approximately depending on the traffic and weather. Among the heavyweight that provide the said routes include operators such as Cepat Express and Transnasional. These buses are fully air conditioned with reclining seats, providing nothing less than a delightful and comfortable journey from Larkin Bus Terminal, Johor to Terminal Sentral Kuantan.
Things to do in Kuantan
Deemed as the ninth largest city in Malaysia, Kuantan is the state capital of Pahang situated near the mouth of Kuantan river and faces the South China Sea. The Sultan Ahmad Shah State Mosque was built in 1991 and was named after the patriarch of Pahang’s royal family. This Moorish styled mosque stands tall and regal, presenting a blend of pastel shades of blue and green on the dome and minarets. Another unique quality in Kuantan is the mixture of old colonial pre-war buildings in the midst of modern and developed buildings as well.
Kuantan has some of the finest beaches, waterfalls and fishing villages with picturesque views. For a more relaxing retreat, you can visit Teluk Cempedak for its white sandy beaches lined by pine trees along the coast. Enjoy the various water sport activities like sailing, surfing, and skiing while experiencing the services of world class hotels like Hyatt Regency. Another beach to visit is Pantai Balok, known for its wind surfing activities. The serenity of the tropical breeze and deep blue sea often leave visitors awestruck.
What to eat in Kuantan?
While in the city, don’t forget to try the highly rated Hoi Yin curry mee and the famous Ikan Bakar. Many local Kopitiams serve a hearty breakfast with the best Nasi Lemak or Nasi Dagang in town. Kuantan also boasts a wide array of energetic and glamorous night-life, mostly comprising of clubs and lounges, like M Club, Valencia and Rainbow 8.