>> Monday, June 13, 2011
There isn't very much to do in Kuantan except for nature-activities (unless you just want to stay in the city & shop just like in KL). My family was all geared-up for a weekend filled with activities to keep them occupied. We started our fun-filled Saturday with a simple breakfast at this cafe near the Teluk Cempedak beach. We wanted to head there for the roti canai, which was said to be one of the best, but they weren't ready with roti canai before 9a.m.! How unfortunate :( We ended up eating some packets of nasi lemak instead.
Our 1st destination for that Saturday was to Sungai Lembing (since my family hasn't been there before). This small township has been around for ages, since the tin-mining era. It has been through much development since my first time there in the year 2004, but the town still has a 1940s feel, which I love. Peaceful, friendly villagers, & actually self-sufficient on its own :)
I brought my family across the Lembing river to the other side of the village through some suspension bridge (p/s: there are at least 5 of such bridges). Such bridges pave the way for motorcyclists to cross from one side to the other side of the river. The market & shops are all located at one side of the river, while houses & small businesses are located at the other side of the river.
We also stopped by the Sungai Lembing Museum for a short tour. Admission is free, so make a visit when you're at Sungai Lembing. You'll get to see the tools used for tin-mining in the olden days, as well as appliances used by the British & locals years back. It's very educational, especially for the younger generation who are so used to seeing things as they are today.
Our 2nd destination after Sungai Lembing was to the Sungai Pandan Waterfalls around 10-15minutes away. It's on the way back to town, so it's almost like a MUST to stop by for a refreshing dip in the waterfalls before you head back to "civilization" ;) Don't worry about changing rooms/areas & toilets. You've to pay a conservation fee of RM2.00/person when you enter, so they'll have to provide us with toilets/bathrooms/changing rooms!
We ended our "day" with the much-loved nasi kukus at Warong Mazenah, along Jalan Beserah. I'm not sure if it's the best nasi kukus in Kuantan, but it sure tastes good!