When you travel by plane to Cherating, you’ll find yourself landing in the largest city in the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia: Kuantan, the capital city of Pahang.
Kuantan, originally known as Kampung Teruntum, is said to have been around since the 1850s and is currently home to a population of over 420,000 people. As a popular local and international tourist destination, it comes as no surprise that its main economic activities centre around tourism. It is particularly famed for the production of the local fabric known as ‘batik’, salted fish, as well as handicrafts. However, this region is also notable for being home to a boisterous petrochemical industry as well as the production of timber and fishing.
Kuantan is located a 236 km or three hours’ drive away from Kuala Lumpur. It is also accessible by plane via Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport, or by bus from most major Malaysian cities and Singapore via Terminal Kuantan Sentral, an integrated long-distance bus hub.
While Cherating has more than plenty to see and do, you can always take a day or two to explore what Kuantan has to offer, from its numerous beaches, waterfalls, parks, theme parks, as well as malls in the surrounding area.