Jun 12, 2007

Kuantan River Cruise, Pahang, Malaysia

Last Saturday 5th May 2007, the three of us was on a Shaklee business trip to Kuantan - the gateway to east coast of Malaysia. We left Kajang at 10am and stop at Wangsa Maju to have our breakfast with some friends. After breakfast around 11.30am we proceeded to the East Coast Highway through KL Karak highway. We arrived at Kuantan at 2.30pm and delivered one carton of products to our Kuantan friend in Jalan Teluk Sisik. We have our early tea in one of the many Kopitiam in Kuantan and our local friend suggested going for river cruise which many locals have never been. One boat which can carry maximum 20 person and minimum 5 person. There are only 4 of us. We waited for a while and nobody turn up so we ended up paying for 5 person fares (RM15 per adult) The cruise start at 4pm in the late afternoon. Cruising time is around 1 hour 15 minutes. The cruise will take us to the open sea of South China Sea. We enjoy the picturesque view of Kuantan town, beaches and along the Kuantan River the traditional fishing village settlement and one of the few largest reserve mangrove swamp in Malaysia. A bridge was built across to Tg. Lumpur. We have the boat to ourselves and the local guide and our local friend take turn to entertained us with songs. We stop for a 15 minutes mangrove boardwalk. After the boardwalk we proceed back to the jetty.

Time to look for accommodation. Stop at a few hotel to check for best offer. A double bed room normally will cost from RM90 to RM135. We managed to get the best offer for a double bed plus extra mattress for only RM93 and furthermore it is a new hotel. (Hotel Grand City) Our dinner appointment is at 8pm so we have plenty of rest and shower. Tonight dinner is at a halal seafood restaurant. We ate asam fish, tow foo, a vegetable dish and scallop dish located just in front of Citiview Hotel ask any local and you will find the place. After dinner we were invited to our friends karaoke club at a double storey shop lot for relaxation and entertainment.

Morning breakfast at a shop famous for Seremban curry noodle and we also get to enjoy the famous Sg. Lembing bean Curd. We attended a business session in a hotel in the afternoon and in the evening we went for the famous "Char Kuay Teow" at Jalan Beserah and later to Teluk Cempedak beach to enjoy the evening sea breeze. Again meeting time at the same hotel from 8.30pm to 10.30pm. After the meeting we say BYE BYE and left Kuatan and reach Kajang at 2.30am in the morning. Have fun and enjoy!

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