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Be Charmed by the Beauty of Cherating

Be Charmed by the Beauty of Cherating

Malaysia is little question a well-liked getaway selection for Singaporeans, contemplating the shut proximity of those two nations. The primary pulling issue for Singaporeans to go to Malaysia is in fact the engaging trade fee. Are you planning on your subsequent getaway to Malaysia? In Malaysia, there are nonetheless many locations and underrated points of interest which are comparatively unexplored. Certainly one of these locations is Kuantan, a hidden gem that solely takes simply an hour flight away from Singapore. Kuantan is an underrated attraction ready to be found, so long as you’re prepared to take the journey.


The place is Kuantan?


Kuantan is the capital metropolis of the state of Pahang on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, with the gorgeous seashores at Cherating. Cherating is a seashore resort space situated about 45 kilometres north of Kuantan Metropolis. You’re in all probability questioning what are the explanations to go to Kuantan. Whenever you go to Kuantan, probably the greatest causes is to embrace the truth that you’re in an underneath the radar seashore vacation spot and the remainder of the world is way, distant. The mild and laid-back appeal of Cherating creates a restful power that appeals to metropolis dwellers in search of for a spot to revitalise and recharge.


How To Get To Kuantan?

Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport


Sunny and heat welcome awaits our arrival…


The simplest and quickest method to get to Kuantan from Singapore is by air. Firefly Airways operates every day direct flight between the 2 locations. Flight FY3050 departs Changi Airport at 11.30am every day, arriving at Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport at 12.35pm. The flight period is 1 hour and 5 minutes. Many individuals have the misunderstanding that Firefly Airways is a finances airline. Nevertheless, this isn’t true. Firefly, is a full-service point-to-point service and a full subsidiary of Malaysia Airways. Like another full-service airline, passengers onboard Firefly flight may even take pleasure in problem free check-in, free 20kg baggage allowance for check-in baggage and assigned seating.


Firefly Stewardess in her distinctive orange Firefly cabin crew uniform


Hooray! We obtained yummy curry puff and a packet of peanut every!


Not fear in case you are hungry, there are inflight complimentary refreshment with snacks at no further value even on such a brief one-hour flight from Singapore to Kuantan. General is sweet inflight service with reasonably priced air fares!


Greatest Issues To Do In Kuantan

Makan at Jaman Tory Resepi


It’s no secret that Singaporeans are foodies and we like to eat! For me, I like to eat good meals a lot that I’m prepared to journey far distance to dine at highly-rated eating places. Subsequently, I’m so delighted once we are delivered to Jaman Tory Resepi for lunch.



I used to be hungry and searching ahead to some meals. It was a shock when the meals come to our desk. Each dish look so irresistibly scrumptious, that shortly trigger me to drool. Our first lunch in Kuantan and the meals definitely didn’t disappoint!


Take a look at this flaming entire patin fish! Ain’t you salivating?


The spicy flaming patin fish is the focus of the set lunch. Nice and really a lot distinctive style, however watch out for the spiciness degree. I had a sudden longing for pink ruby in coconut milk and I assumed it is going to be a stunning concept to have dessert to spherical off the meal. One thing chilly and refreshing on the palate to calm the warmth and really feel sweetly glad after this spicy feast. However, it was a very good and satisfying lunch and I might strongly advocate this makan place to anybody visiting Kuantan.


Watch this brief clip to seek out out why you must makan at Jaman Tory Resepi! Constructive nice critiques!


Getting There

Bandar Indera Mahkota, 25200 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

 Opening Hours

On a regular basis, from 12midday to 1am


Watersports Actions



The seashore at Royal Chulan Cherating options delicate to average waves, appropriate for newbie surfers like me. As an alternative of wanting up surf holidays in Australia, Hawaii or the UK, you possibly can think about Kuantan that’s a lot nearer to Singapore. One of the best time to surf is through the monsoon season (November and December) and Cherating seashore is likely one of the few seashores in Peninsula Malaysia with waves ok for browsing.


On the lookout for a surf teacher?



Cherating’s principal attraction is its countless stretch of the ocean. With waves score from child-friendly laps to crashing breaks match for waterspouts lovers, Cherating is an final paradise for households, couples and surfers. The heat of Kuantan deliver out the sunshine in me and I’m having fun with this sun-kissed life in Kuantan a lot! You gotta be right here to really feel the seashore vibes!




The seashore is the right vacation spot for adventurous vacationers. From browsing and stand-up paddling, to kayaking, you’ll be able to select from a variety of watersports actions supply by Royal Chulan Cherating.



I’m just about a sporty and pure lover individual. Subsequently, the candy sunny getaway to Royal Chulan Cherating was a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of an enormous metropolis for private renewal and rejuvenation. Good for people like me preferring a sun-filled vacation!


Getting my wholesome dose of sunshine vitamin!


Fireflies Actions


It’s a must-do expertise to take a river boat cruise up the Cherating River to observe the fireflies at night time. We joined the firefly tour organise by Mr Hafiz. The firefly expertise began with a briefing given by Hafiz himself. He’s very expressive and that captures the viewers’s consideration. You’ll undoubtedly take note of his fascinating presentation concerning the fireflies discovered alongside the river.



I used to be very lucky to be within the boat managed by Mr Hafiz himself, among the many two different boats which headed out on the similar time. I used to be so fascinated by how Hafiz was capable of lure the fireflies to us together with his particular torch mild. It isn’t exaggerating to match him to a magician. I used to be utterly amazed by the sight. We get to work together with the fireflies closeup when he name them to fly from the timber to the place our boat was stopping together with his particular torch mild. I can’t assist however be intrigued that how is that this even potential!



We’re continually reminded to not take footage. The digital camera flash will blind the fireflies and kill them. The sunshine emitting from cell phone may even forestall the fireflies from flying in the direction of us when Hafiz is performing his trick with the particular torchlight. So, be cooperative if you wish to expertise this memorable firefly present.


Getting There

Jalan Kampung Cherating Lama, 26080 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

 Opening Hours

On a regular basis, 9am to 9pm

Admission Charge

From SGD25 per individual


Jungle Path


Kuantan boasts of tropical jungles. In case you are considering seeing a few of the wildlife right here in Kuantan, you’ll be able to attempt the Jungle Path inside Royale Chulan Cherating. Don’t say I by no means warn you prematurely concerning the mosquitoes within the jungle. These mosquitoes within the jungle are large and “commando educated”.



We turned all-you-can-eat buffet for the mosquitoes and particularly me, I turn out to be coated with their aggravatingly itchy bites. In case you are a magnet for mosquitoes like me with Sort O blood, don’t forget to use insect repellent!



This can be a legit jungle trekking expertise. It takes no less than 45 minutes to finish all the jungle path. Whereas the jungle trekking could be a nice expertise, you’ll want to be fairly match. You must ensure you have sufficient meals and you’ll have extra power for the climb. Nature lovers might be enticed by the attract of Kuantan’s richly blessed lush jungles. On this jungle path, one can anticipate nothing lower than to have one’s breath taken away.


Limbong Artwork and Pusat Kraftangan Cherating


This was my first each Batik lesson and, at Limbong Artwork and Pusat Kraftangan Cherating. I’ve by no means been good in artwork and I’m new to this, Batik Portray. To be frank, I used to be making an attempt to be as affected person as I can to finish the portray. Within the first 45 minutes, I used to be nonetheless portray the blue skies. This was taking ceaselessly. I turned targeted and used the final 15 minutes to complete my Kampung portray.


Sweat buckets to finish my valuable Batik portray


As a lot as sure, I lead a really snug air-conditioned life in Singapore. My life in Singapore could be very a lot sheltered. I don’t need to really feel self-entitled to privileges and I’ll nonetheless need to do the whole lot on my own. I used to be considering like, “oh my goodness gracious, I really feel like bread baking in an oven.” Irene.. Don’t complain… don’t complain… Are you able to attempt your greatest and full the portray leh… 


“An image paints a thousand phrases” 


The messy strokes and large brush portray end up fairly good and distinctive. Very uniquely me to make use of aggressive color tone mixture. Can you inform my temper and the way I used to be truly feeling from the batik portray?


Our Batik Portray


Getting There

Cherating, 26080 Balok, Pahang, Malaysia

 Opening Hours

On a regular basis, 10am to 10pm


Go to Turtle Sanctuary


Located on the Chendor Seashore, the Turtle Sanctuary is a tribute to the mild giants of the South Seas. This centre helps to make sure the survival of the turtles that land right here to put eggs through the months from April to August. It’s a advisable spot for turtle watching from April to September. Over on the Turtle Sanctuary, you possibly can see the grownup Hawksbill Turtles and Inexperienced Turtles which might be being stored right here.


Inexperienced Turtle


The Inexperienced Turtle has a inexperienced fats in its physique and it’s olive-brown in color. The turtle can weigh as much as 270kg and 1.2m in size. It’s the solely turtle species with a hook on each of its entrance swimming flippers.


Hawksbill Turtle


The Hawksbill has a mouth that resembles a hawk’s invoice. The turtle can weigh as much as 75kg and with 1m in size.


In complete, there are 7 species of marine turtles on the planet and four of those species land and lay their eggs on Malaysian seashores. These four species are Leatherback Turtle, Inexperienced Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle and Olive Ridley Turtle. The Leatherback turtles are nearing extinction and Chendor seashore is their vacation spot of selection to put their eggs.


Getting There

Bukit Cherating, 26080 Balok, Pahang, Malaysia

 Opening Hours

On a regular basis besides closed on Monday, 9.30am to four.30pm

Admission Payment

From SGD25 per individual


The place To Keep In Kuantan?

Royale Chulan Cherating


Royale Chulan!



Royale Chulan Cherating is nestled in a resort city on the east coast of Malaysia, Cherating. Simply 45 minutes away drive from Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport, lodge visitors will get to discover a few of Malaysia’s most picturesque seascape. The panorama is considered one of utter magnificence; fronting the South China Seas. The chic stretch of white sandy seashores and forest of swaying palm timber are really bewitching.


Ocean Suite

Ocean Suite Room 305


Inside of lodge room 


The Singaporean in me couldn’t cease exclaiming, “Wah Seh..Wah Seh..” once I step into my room. Look so cozy! That is such a heavenly getaway like no different to remain within the Ocean Suite and that makes me feeling like royalty. The Ocean Suites are designed for final consolation and relaxed with sound of the ocean waves as you lullaby in your restful sleep. I particularly like how attentive and service-oriented the employees in Royale Chulan Cherating are! I need to thank all of the employees that make me really feel like VIP. They made wonderful effort to recollect and tackle the lodge visitors by their identify.


Launch of Sky Lanterns


It was a stunning shock awaiting us on the seashore once we have been knowledgeable to go down there throughout our BBQ dinner. An unforgettable full moon night time to launch sky lanterns. It’s stated to think about it good luck to launch a sky lantern because it symbolises their issues and worries floating away.


Wishing for abundance of well being, wealth and prospecting.


Thanks Royale Chulan Cherating for all these lovely reminiscences. Fantastic contact to finish our final night time in Kuantan. Proceed to maintain up the great work to amaze your friends!



I’ll like to provide my heartfelt appreciation to Royale Chulan Motels & Resorts for this invitation to go to Kuantan. Terima Kasih! It has been a memorable and unforgettable three days 2 nights spent in Kuantan. We had a tremendous time, a lot of enjoyable and laughter. I respect each media familiarization journey alternatives that I get to go as a Journey Blogger. The given alternative to expertise, to put in writing and to advertise the vacation spot on my weblog. As soon as once more, thanks Royale Chulan Cherating, Tourism Malaysia and Firefly for making this journey potential. Belief me, select Royale Chulan Cherating if you go to Kuantan! You may be spoilt for surprises!



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