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Spreading across a distance of about 230km, Kuantan is an approximate 2.5 to 4.5 hour ride from Kuala Terengganu. There’s a vast variety of buses that travel to Kuantan and some of them include Kesatuan Express, Transnasional, Mega Jaya Express, Nini Express and Cepat Express. These buses travel at various times across the day from 9.00am to 11.15pm. Most leave from the MPKT Bus Station and stop at Terminal Sentral Kuantan. Transnasional though does do pick-ups at several other points as well. Further details can be found on the CatchThatBus website. One can easily filter the time and prices and learn more about the bus operators here. Purchase your paperless tickets via the CatchThatBus mobile app.
The 9th largest city in Malaysia, Kuantan is the proud state capital of Pahang located near the Kuantan River facing the vast South China Sea. Pahang itself has been blessed with lush greenery and natural landscapes such as beaches and lakes. Kuantan is where you can find these as well. Nature lovers should take a bus down to see Teluk Chempedak, the sandy beach just 5km from Kuantan town. Visit the Batu Hitam beach which literally has black stones (batu hitam) along the stretch of the beach. Taman Gelora is a park for you to have a stroll as you view the blue South China Sea and take boat rides. Surfers, your paradise is Cherating. The Cherating beach is suitable for surfing during the monsoon season and you may even consider joining the surfing competition they host every year. A district by the sea, what more could you ask for in Kuantan either than some epic “Ikan Bakar” (fried fish). Tanjung Lumpur is the gate to all the Ikan Bakar you can find in the world with an array of shops dedicated just for Ikan Bakar. Don’t miss one of Pahang’s best curry mee at the Hoi Yin’s Curry Mee Restaurant. Be noted that the place is pretty full during the weekends. Want some mouth-watering local cuisine. Head to Akob Patin House for some silver catfish curry soaked in fermented durian stew. You may think Kuantan is only about nature activities but the city has numerous malls as well one of them being the East Coast Mall with all the branded goods you need. Note the need and not the want cause over here you’ll be shopping like no other. Head out at night to the Jalan Gambut Night Market every Saturday or the night market at Taman Gelora every Sundays to enjoy the local delicacies and buy some cheap stuff. Unwind with nature and explore some interesting foods over here at Kuantan. Hurry up and catch that bus by booking your tickets with CatchThatBus.