April 1, 2018
Beach Fun at Teluk Cempedak with Girlly and Sothy
Location: Teluk Cempedak, Kuantan (city), Pahang (state), Malaysia
Getting to Teluk Cempedak by the #200 Rapid Kuantan bus from Kuantan town center was cheap (MYR2), short (37 mins) and painless. For that alone, it's worth the trip.
Restos and Souvenir Shops
Before you even get to the beach, you'll see popular brands like McDonald's, Starbucks Coffee, and mostly local eating establishments. No need to bring food - there are lots of eating places.
The beach itself is wide with the last 20 feet on steeper decline towards the water. The sand is whitish and fine. It was a Sunday so the city crowd was there. Still, there was more than enough room for everyone.
An interesting feature of the beach is the walkway connecting to the other beach, over big boulders. The walkway is about 100 meters offering a great view of the main beach and the ocean.
Reaching the other beach, it was mostly empty - not much people and no commercial establishment. But it was equally as wide and about 50 meters long, with the same kind of sand. A few boulders were on the shore making for a nice chillout sit.
The monkeys rule here and they can get pretty aggressive with people who carry food with them. One monkey jumped on my backpack looking for food. When I shooed it away, it got wild and angry. It came to a stand-off until I got more aggressive - then it stood down.
The only thing that took away from the experience was the presence of garbage on the beach, mostly single-use lastic wrappers thrown away by visitors. To say it ends up in the sea is an understatement. It ends up in the bellies of big fish and small fish just get trapped in them. I hope the authorities do something about it.
If you are already in Kuantan, a visit to Teluk Cempedak is well worth the time and trouble - it's only 37 mins away and the bus takes you right up the beach. The beach itself is worth the effort - white sand, long walks, boulders, wild monkeys, restaurants and stilted walkway.
How to get to Teluk Cempedak from Kuantan town center
- go to the Hentian Bandar bus terminal and board the #200 bus for Teluk Cempedak (MYR2, 37 minutes, service until 11pm, trip every 20-30 mins)
- get off at the last bus stop - Teluk Cempedak. You are already on the beach.
Next stop: Visiting the Pahang Art Museum
Kuantan (city), Pahang (state), Malaysia
Travel Tips for Kuantan
How to get to Kuantan from Kuala Lumpur
- Hentian Bandar station is the main local bus hub of Kuantan with buses taking you to essential destinations in Kuantan, MR 2.00
How to get to KLIA2 Airport from Kuantan
Travel Info for Malaysia
- Malaysia is a Muslim country so try to be sensitive about their customs and traditions
- People drive on the right hand side of the road
- Main city roads are wide with about 4 lanes - very difficult for a pedestrian to walk across, if there is no overhead pedestrian crossing or a pedestrian stop light
- nearly all Malaysian males smoke in public places even in non air-conditioned restaurants
- Malaysian Ringit (MYR) is about 4x a US Dollar ($). MYR 4 = US$1
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