|PLACES OF INTEREST
Island and Beaches
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
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
*Shop at the numerous handicraft shops for exciting souvenirs.
*Experience staying at the various typical kampung -style
*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
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
| Ular Island (Pulau
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.