Nestled in the eastern side of the Pahang state; near the mouth of Kuantan River and faces the South China Sea is Kuantan town. It is the largest town in the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Kuantan is a mere 277 kms or around a 4-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur.
From its humble beginnings in the 11th Century, Kuantan has established itself to be a roaring township including the royal capital in Pekan and the fishing hub in Rompin, which is also a gateway to popular Tioman Island! In the late 19th Century, the arrival of Chinese miners and traders also established tin mining areas such as Gambang and Sungai Lembing. Rubber plantations, on the other hand, brought in the Indian settlers.
Kuantan is famous for the production of handicrafts, batik (wax printing), keropok lekor, satar and salted fish. They are commonly sold around town and are often sought after as souvenirs.
Attractions in and around Kuantan include the State Mosque, the River Esplanade, the River Cruise and a myriad of mouth-watering foods! Around Kuantan, the mesmerising attractions include Panching Caves, Sg. Lembing Tin Mine Museum, Sg. Pandan Waterfalls, Snake Island and Cherating Club Med, just to mention a few!
Kuantan is also synonym with its beautiful white sandy beaches; the most popular being Teluk Chempedak while other notable ones include Balok, Beserah, Batu Hitam (Black Rock) and Cherating. Balok Beach is a place for windsurfers to ride the waves in its annual (every monsoon) international competition; known as Wind Challenge in 2018!
Located just 35 kms from Kuantan, voted the best waterpark and the largest Safari Park in Malaysia by the Malaysian Book of Records is Bukit Gambang Resort City. It houses a huge water park and a safari in 727 acres of lush secondary jungle. Other new developments include the Kuantan Port City, the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) linking Kuala Lumpur and Kuantan by light rail and also the relocation of its state administration centre to Indera Mahkota.
Bukit Gambang Water Park
Malaysia’s Best Water Park with acreage of 45.8 acres designed and built in a lush secondary jungle. The landscape and surrounding change naturally as the jungle matures offering the tropical ambience to the water park.
Teluk Cempedak, Kuantan
Teluk Cempedak also known as Palm Beach is a beach in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. It is located 5 kilometres east from the town centre in Kuantan. The white sandy beach and casuarinas and pine trees line the coast, with some rocky promontories facing the South China Sea.
East Coast Mall (ECM), Kuantan
East Coast Mall is The Most Happening Place in Kuantan of over 441,000 of retail space over 4 floors offering and abundance of shopping, fashion, entertainment, art & culture to local delicacies and international gourmets.
East Coast Rail Link
The ECRL is a high-impact project that will seamlessly link the Klang Valley with the states of Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan. The construction of this 668km rail link is in line with the Government's initiative for an efficient national infrastructure facility as well as to connect townships and upgrade public transport in the rural areas of the east coast.
So, with so much to see and do in and around Kuantan, why don’t you come and study in the latest state-of-the-art higher education institution – TAR UC Pahang Branch Campus.
Pahang Branch Campus is located on an impressive 15-acre lush greenery in the heart of Indera Mahkota town; a 20-minute drive from Kuantan. It commenced operation in March 2017 with three renowned accredited programmes which are Diploma in Business Studies (Accounting), Diploma in Business Studies (Business Administration) and an IT Diploma in Science (Information Systems Engineering). Another new programme soon to commence in May 2018 is Diploma in Business Enterprise, exclusive to Pahang branch campus.
Pahang Branch Campus believes strongly in producing holistic graduates who possess healthy minds and bodies. The facilities to ensure healthy physique include a Sports Complex – an indoor sports dome providing basketball courts, badminton courts, a futsal court and a gymnasium. Outdoor facilities include an Olympic-sized swimming pool. As for the training of quick-thinking intelligent individuals, facilities provided encompass two blocks of 3-storey high-tech tutorial classrooms, computer and language laboratories and a fully-equipped resource centre. Apart from that, Pahang Campus further facilitates students’ life on campus by providing a comfortable canteen/cafetaria and a relaxing student centre.
Come join us and experience a lifetime of sorts!!