Over all these years, Kuantan has modernized itself as one of the major hub in
terms of commercial, economic & tourism. It is the capital of Pahang which is the
third largest state in Malaysia. Due to its convenient access via sea, Kuantan has
revolutionized the business of tourism. Several key reforms have taken place
which are being actively implemented so that Kuantan could develop rapidly &
compete with other modernized states of Malaysia. The government of Malaysia
has taken key initiatives to improve the infrastructure of Kuantan such as
implementing SEZ – Special Economic Zone projects to boost tourism sector in
Kuantan. It is acknowledged as one of the cities with future growth potential along
with prospective hub for trade & commerce due to its strategic location along the
South China Sea.
One of the major attraction in Kuantan are its magnificent beaches which acts as
the prime relaxing spots for the tourists visiting Kuantan for the first time. The
beach at Teluk Cempedak provides vacationers with exclusive view of the sea
along with a fabulous experience with their families. Most of the vacationers stay at
the resorts near the beach of Teluk Cempedak as it is one of the popular beaches
among all of Kuantan. Some of the other popular beaches in Kuantan are Chenor,
Cherating, Batu Hitam, Pantai Sepat etc. Kuantan is gifted with all range of
attractions for its tourists. If you like you can bus from Singapore to Malacca too.
Most of the resorts in Kuantan offers some of the best deal packages at a
reasonable rate. One of the remarkable attractions near Kuantan is the Snake
Island which has some of the most venomous snakes in the world. These snakes
can be found below the rocks in the island. The snake island is also known by the
name of Pulau Ular located few kilometers away from Cherating. The deals offered
by these resorts involve nominal charges which involves snorkeling, touring the
snake island & scuba diving. Due to presence of venomous snakes in Pulau Ular, it
is always advised to accompany someone while touring the island. The island is
very small but the locals advise the tourists to maintain caution at all times.
To mystify the minds of fellow tourists, legends are often associated with these
places of attraction. The Pulau Ular or Snake Island involves legend about a
princess & a prince. It is often said that the island is the renting ground for the
princess as she was betrayed by her sister who turned her prince into a rock.
However, some tourists do feel captivated by such tales but some prefer to explore
the islands on their own along with local guides. Though, sometime is island is
kept off limits during severe weather conditions.
Some tourists prefer to explore the marine life by diving with expert professionals.
However, tourists with weak swimming skills need not worry as the resort arranges
snorkeling facility in four to five feet water. Moreover, all tourists at Kuantan enjoy
up to the fullest as it is one of the booming tourism hub.