My first backpacking trip

forestKuantan, Malaysia is my backpacking trip. This is the first place I would be going to visit and perform my cultural research. Kuantan is quite famous for its beaches and water sport activities. There are several places to visit in Kuantan. I personally prefer the water park along with the snake island named as Pulau Ular. We planned a trip to Kuantan by car. It is said that travelling through car is the best mode of transportation. I booked a car online along with chauffeur service. It proved to be truly beneficial as none of us knew how to drive. Our chauffeur guided us throughout the whole way. We stopped at few places for lunch and continued on our journey towards Kuantan. It is situated in the east coast of peninsular Malaysia. After traveling for so many weeks in Malaysia, I would admit that Malaysia is truly gifted with natural beauty, forests, islands along with variety of flora and fauna.

Our chauffeur drove us through East Coast Highway. It took us around 4-5 hours as we stopped in between our journey. The journey through car was splendid. We saw several villages and greenery. The roads were pretty neat & clean as it seemed as if our car was gliding on the road. Upon reaching Kuantan, Pahang, we checked into Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort. Can you imagine we stayed in this 5 star resort? Here is the video…

Though, the Hyatt Regency is quite expensive but it’s worth every penny as it has range from facilities. Our room was huge with twin beds, high speed internet connectivity, sauna bath along with external features such as gym, spa etc.

We relaxed in our air conditioned room and watch movies on television. The hotel staffs were sober and guided us through various attractions available on Kuantan. Since, we were hungry, so we freshen up fast and headed towards Crocodile Rock Pizza & Grill Restaurant. It is one of the best restaurants in Kuantan. Its charges are quite pricey but the music jamming session really entertains us. Moreover, it is beautifully decorated with gardens all around. The music jamming session attracts hundreds of customers. It was quite difficult for us to book a table in the restaurant but eventually we sat and discussed freely about our trip.

In the beginning, we were quite confused with the meal but eventually ordered a rice and noodle dish with prawns & chicken. We ate our sumptuous meal with delight. My appetite was full and we went back to our hotel room at Hyatt Regency.

Later, our chauffer took us to East Coast Mall for shopping. There were several international brands & fashion labels at East Coast Mall such as Padini Concept Store, Giordano, Clarks etc. We bought apparels, souvenirs, wines and several toys for our family and friends. It was a great shopping experience as we enjoyed quite a lot.

The prices for each product were cheap and reliable. Our chauffeur took us to several other malls with bowling and snooker centers. We played quite a lot and watched Hollywood movies at Teruntum Complex. It has several big screens with quality sound performance and graphics.
I felt really blessed at Teruntum Complex due to its calm and compose atmosphere.

Though, there were several tourists and locals all around but the atmosphere inside the movie hall was quite spectacular. After spending quality time at movie complex, our chauffeur took us straight to Kuantan beaches. The beaches were pristine as beautiful. We clicked pictures with majestic tital waves in the background. The waves came crashing on us but we headed straight towards Sungai Padan Water Fall. The water fall was really majestic as its cascading water mesmerized us. We sat near the waterfall and it was quite secluded. We spoke freely and relaxed on the mat.

Surprisingly, there were 2 waterfalls namely

Sungai Berkelah Waterfall & Jerangkang Waterfall.

Both of them are incredible as they boast natural beauty of Kuantan and its surrounding region. We truly felt that it was worthwhile to travel Kuantan as it has wide variety of attractions and places to visit. Apart from waterfall, there are several small zoo and beautiful parks which boosts its natural attractions to tourists coming from far off places. We are grateful to our chauffeur who guided and helped us dedicatedly. Later, we reached our hotel safely and ordered delicious meals in our hotel room. Overall, it was really amazing.

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