PLACES OF INTEREST

Island and Beaches

Tulai Island

Tulai Island lies at the northeast of tioman, which, from the air looks like a giant bat resting with its wings outstretched. The waters, unbelievably clear and calm sees to the delightful of scuba divers and snorkels. One can take a boat to reach the island. Tulai Island, like Tioman Island is a marine park to protect the delicate ecosystem. Activities such as water-skiing, speedboat racing, spear fishing, collection of corals and other aquatic life are banned. Nevertheless, snorkelling, scuba diving, swimming and underwater photography are allowed.

Balok & Beserah Beach

Balok beach, a wind surfers paradise is only 15 km north of Kuantan. Many of the activities here revolve around the string of international resorts and hotels doted along the beach. Balok beach with its soothing tropical breezes and swaying casurina trees makes for the perfect getaway to malaysia's east coast. Its long white sandy beaches, coupled with azure seas offer the most pleasurable relaxation. The fishing village of Beserah is well-known locally for its salted fish. However,a unique practice has evolved here of using buffaloes to transport fish from boats on the beach to the areas for processing. Water buffaloes, More associated with ploughing padi fields or drawing carts are not normally seen on beaches and this appears to be the only place in malaysia where this happens.only 10 km from Kuantan, Beserah also houses a batik factory and many cottage handicraft workshops, which produce items mainly of seashells and local plant materials.

Chendor Beach

About 10 kilometres from Cherating is the famous Chendor Beach. Here, from early july to september, you can watch green turtles or occasionally giant leatherback turtles toil ashore to lay eggs. It's a ritual worth experiencing. Besides the turtles, Chendor Beach offers some fine bathing spots. The greatest advantage is the peace and seclusion you will enjoy at this resort.

Cherating Beach

The golden beaches of Cherating are excellent for a host of leisure activities - sun bask, jet ski or wind surf if you wish. A unique feature is the rustic atmosphere in the village where you will enjoy the warm hospitality and friendliness of the local folks. *Watch the village maidens weave 'pandan' and 'mengkuang' leaves into hats, bags and mats. *Learn the art of batik painting at the various batik shops available. *Shop at the numerous handicraft shops for exciting souvenirs. *Experience staying at the various typical kampung -style chalets. *International class hotels are also available along this long stretch of coastline. *Asia's first Club Mediterrenean is located in Cherating. Eighty-one hectars of lush park land, two separate bays and four miles of white shimmering sandy beach make this exclusive resort.

Teluk Chempedak Beach

This delightful beach is only 5 km from Kuantan. Two world-class hotels are located here. Teluk cempedak is an excellent beach for sailing, surfing, jet-skiing and sunbathing. Souvenir and handicraft shops are all within walking distance. Beyond the main beach, there are excluded bathing spots. Ardent sun-lovers can jungle-trek through the TC Forest Reserve into idyllic Pelindung beach. An alternative route will lead you to the Teruntum Park which has a mini zoo-children and adults alike will have fun and relaxation. Close by is the Royal Golf Club for golf enthusiasts.

Ular Island (Pulau Ular)

The name may sound frightful yet it is a haven for fishing lovers. Facing a quaint coastal riverine village at Sungai Ular (Snake River), Pulau Ular, a small rocky island is barely 20-minutes away by boat. The local villagers seem to say that the name was inspired by water snakes found at the estuary as well as on the island. Fishing is the main activity here.

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