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Things to do and where to stay at Kuantan, Malaysia

Apart from reliving Kento Nanami’s scenes in Jujutsu Kaisen.

Teluk Cempedak at Kuantan, Malaysia. (Photo: Gettyimages)
Teluk Cempedak at Kuantan, Malaysia. (Photo: Gettyimages)

Last week was a tumultuous ride for the fans of Jujutsu Kaisen, especially if your favourite character is Kento Nanami. While you can read more about what happened in that episode here, what we’re more curious about is Malaysia’s Kuantan beach, which Nanami mentioned and now has a landmark on Google Maps—Jujutsu Kaisen Beach.

Kuantan, the capital of Pahang, Malaysia, is a vibrant coastal city known for its pristine beaches like Teluk Cempedak (and now Jujutsu Kaisen Beach), and is surrounded by the lush Taman Negara National Park. The city also serves as a major trade and industrial hub and is culturally rich thanks to its markets, Malay cuisine, and historical sites.

If you’re heading to Kuantan, one of the unforgettable destinations in Malaysia, to relive Nanami’s scenes in Jujutsu Kaisen, check out these other activities you can do there and where to stay for the best beachfront views.

For those who haven’t watched Jujutsu Kaisen, you can catch it on Prime Video with a 30-day free trial at amazon.sg/prime.

THINGS TO DO IN KUANTAN

1. See animals and “dinosaurs” at Zoo Teruntum

Zoo Teruntum merges the traditional zoo and animatronic animals and features over 25 types of animals.

Zoo Teruntum Ticket in Kuantan
S$8.25

Zoo Teruntum Ticket in Kuantan. (Photo: Klook SG)
Zoo Teruntum Ticket in Kuantan. (Photo: Klook SG)

2. Enjoy panoramic views of Kuantan City and Kuantan River at Kuantan 188

Kuantan 188 Tower Ticket
From S$7.75

Kuantan 188 Tower Ticket. (Photo: Klook SG)
Kuantan 188 Tower Ticket. (Photo: Klook SG)

3. Interact with rescued elephants at Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary Tour from Kuala Lumpur with Fireflies Night Cruise & Seafood Dinner

From S$100.15 (was S$105.89)

Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary Tour from Kuala Lumpur with Fireflies Night Cruise & Seafood Dinner. (Photo: Klook SG)
Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary Tour from Kuala Lumpur with Fireflies Night Cruise & Seafood Dinner. (Photo: Klook SG)

4. Go jungle trekking at Taman Negara National Park

Taman Negara National Park Join-In Day Tour
From S$148.79

Taman Negara National Park Join-In Day Tour. (Photo: Klook SG)
Taman Negara National Park Join-In Day Tour. (Photo: Klook SG)

5. Relish the architecture of Sultan Ahmad Shah State Mosque

Sultan Ahmad Shah State Mosque. (Photo: Gettyimages)
Sultan Ahmad Shah State Mosque. (Photo: Gettyimages)

WHERE TO STAY IN KUANTAN

1. Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort

Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort. (Photo: Booking.com)
Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort. (Photo: Booking.com)

A luxury resort with direct access to Teluk Cempedak Beach, it offers spacious rooms and various recreational facilities.

Book your stay: Booking.com | Trip.com | Agoda | HotelsCombined | Luxury Escapes

2. Swiss-Garden Beach Resort Kuantan

Swiss-Garden Beach Resort Kuantan. (Photo: Booking.com)
Swiss-Garden Beach Resort Kuantan. (Photo: Booking.com)

Situated on the pristine Balok Beach, this resort features modern amenities, multiple dining options, and a beautiful beachfront.

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3. Adena Beach Resort

Adena Beach Resort. (Photo: Booking.com)
Adena Beach Resort. (Photo: Booking.com)

Located at a walking distance from Balok Beach, it offers a cheaper alternative for those with a budget constraint.

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4. Swiss-Belhotel Kuantan

Swiss-Belhotel Kuantan. (Photo: Booking.com)
Swiss-Belhotel Kuantan. (Photo: Booking.com)

Nestled along Pantai Sepat, the hotel provides a serene escape, combining modern comfort with stunning sea views.

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5. Mandurah Hotel

Mandurah Hotel. (Photo: Booking.com)
Mandurah Hotel. (Photo: Booking.com)

Situated along Beserah Beach, it makes a convenient base for exploring the city’s attractions and experiencing the vibrant culture of Malaysia’s east coast.

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