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    Living in Kuantan

    Looks likely that I may be posted on a 3 year contract in Kuantan, Malaysia, has anybody here lived there previously? Would appreciate any info or feedback. Lived in Malaysia (KL) for 3+ years back in the 90's and had a great time

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    Never lived there, but visited for a long weekend last October (lived in Ipoh for 6 years). My overall impression was of a very boring place.....

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    Not that interesting. The older part of town has a bit of charm along the river.
    North of town is Cherating beach. It is a bit of a backpacker place and has some surf during monsoon time, about Nov to March. Not great surf.
    South of town Pekan is worth a visit.

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    Another TDer living in Malaysia!
    Kuantan is ok, not exactly thrilling, but enough to do to keep you occupied. Good golf courses, Cherating, loads of good food - check out the Hyatt and Zenith for some good food and beers/wines!

    Also: Be thankful you're not in Terrengganu or Kelantan . . . and it's three hours to KL

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    Dining at night by the village on the beach at Teluk Chempadak(?), north of Kuantan by a mile or two, was very relaxing with great food a million times better than Thai stuff. A few decent bars too about the place. If you have company and are sorted,wingman wise, then it's a very agreeable billet I would have thought.

    As a single, young man with a penchant for clubs, lively bars offering a variety of whoopsies and talent up for fun or you have a need for launching oneself out into the night intent on the unexpected and the opportunity to meet interesting folk then I should imagine you will go insane with boredom.

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    If you are looking for nightlife there is an old hotel about halfway between the new and old parts of town on a dead end street. I checked in there thinking it would be quiet.
    At night there are a lot of very tall ladyboys hanging around out front. They do good business. All night you can hear the car alarms going off.

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    Genting Casino and theme park is not far as away and many buses commute from Kuantan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Loh View Post
    Genting Casino and theme park is not far as away and many buses commute from Kuantan.
    Yup, three hours to KL - not bad.

    The theme park, Bukit Gambang, is a bit of a disappointment, though

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