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Travel by self-driven car from S'pore to Kuantan, Malaysia

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Travel by self-driven car from S'pore to Kuantan, Malaysia

My family of six persons will be travelling in a seven-seater car from Singapore to Kuantan, where we will be staying in Bukit Gambang Resorts City Hotel, Kuantan, for 5 days and 4 nights from 7 August 2015. Our journey will start from Singapore at 5.00 a.m. and have to reach the hotel in Kuantan by 3.00 p.m. Our return journey will be on 11 August 2015 at 5.00 a.m. by-passing Malacca before heading back to Singapore. We will be very thankful for any suggestion, recommendation and advice given to us on the following questions:-

a) Should we take the high way route or the east coast road of Malaysia to reach Kuantan?

b) Is it true that there are many scenic spots worth stopping by for photos along the east coast road?

c) What are the restaurants near the aforesaid hotel in Kuantan which you would recommend?

d) Are there any shopping malls or plazas worth going for?

e) Any interesting attractions you would want to recommend?

f) Other useful suggestions, recommendations and advices you may want us to know.

We certainly appreciate your precious times and efforts.

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1. Re: Travel by self-driven car from S'pore to Kuantan, Malaysia

I'm certainly a fan of the coastal route passing through Kota Tinggi, Mersing, Endau-Rompin and Pekan town, less boring than the Plus Expressway and the Segamat-Kuantan highway where in the latter you might queue behind a big lorry.

The coastal route have improved a lot, parts of it quite scenic and a non-stop drive from JB to Gambang about 4.5 hours. So from Singapore at 5am, you have about 4 hours 'extra' time to stop for breakfast, lunch and one RnR along the route. Maybe breakfast in Kota Tinggi, buy fruits at road stalls beside the Panti forest carpark, keropok lekor finger food after the Mersing town bridge, drive past aborigine villages around Rompin,idyllic villages and deserted beaches at Nenasi and at Pekan the museum.

You can do a quick detour to the beaches at Air Papan or Tanjung Ressang if beaches interest you.

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2. Re: Travel by self-driven car from S'pore to Kuantan, Malaysia

Thank you for your useful post above, while awaiting more information.

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3. Re: Travel by self-driven car from S'pore to Kuantan, Malaysia

We confirmed our 4 nights stay at Bukit Gambang Resort City from 7 Aug to 10 Aug 2015 (both dates inclusive). The rooms were booked by group organiser earlier in June 2015.

However, we are still looking forward to any experts who can recommend any latest nearby places of attractions or restaurants with reasonably good food, besides those catered in the hotels.

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4. Re: Travel by self-driven car from S'pore to Kuantan, Malaysia

Have a good holiday! Do post your advice after your travels, I'm headed up in a couple of weeks and could benefit from your experience too.

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I am not a fan of the coastal route. I travelled that road and traffic was very slow moving between johor baharu and mersing. It seemed to take forever. From mersing to kuantan was fine and certainly the endau-rompin area was nice, driving through forests.

The highway route is further and boring, but quicker and less tiring and there are proper rest stops along the way.

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6. Re: Travel by self-driven car from S'pore to Kuantan, Malaysia

Bukit gambang resort city hotel is not actually in Kuantan. It is in Gambang which is about a 30-40min drive to Kuantan.

Unfortunately, other than the resort and its waterpark & safari, Gambang has little to offer. There aren't even proper restaurants nearby.

If you are willing to head to Kuantan, then places to visit are:

1. Teluk Chempedak beach

2. Sungai Pandan waterfall

3. Cherating beach (even further than kuantan)

4. Sungai lembing mines

5. Shopping at East Coast mall

6. Eat 'ikan bakar' at Tanjung Lumpur

7. Vist a night market (pasar malam)

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