Beserah is a beach town located in the state of Pahang, 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) from Kuantan, Malaysia. Beserah Fishing Village located about 8 km north of Kuantan facing the South China Sea. It is famous for handicrafts made of shells and coconuts and seafood and its peaceful charm of the old times. The village also famous for its seafood products like fresh fish, dried squid and Keropok (fish chips). The village still has the charm of the old times with Kampung houses, wooden shop-houses, coconut trees and fishing barns. The villages are fronted by a long fine sandy beach. A famous local food speciality is Mee Chalong.
By air to Beserah, Kuantan, the flight to Sultan Ahmad Shah Airport is approximately 40 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (IATA: KUL, ICAO: WMKK), 90 minutes from Penang International Airport and 65 minutes from Singapore Changi Airport. Alternatively, both terminals, KLIA and KLIA2 airport are located about 3 hours drive from the Beserah.
Kuantan is the capital city of the state of Pahang on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. In the centre, the modern Sultan Ahmad Shah State Mosque features 5 domes adorned with blue geometric patterns, plus 4 towering minarets. To the east, seafront Taman Teruntum park includes a landscaped garden and the Mini Zoo. Nearby Teluk Cempedak is a surf beach with a raised walkway. Kuantan is known to tourists for its waterfalls. The most well-known are the Sungai Pandan Waterfall. Two others are the Sungai Berkelah Waterfall and the Jerangkang Waterfall. There are four parks in the city, the Gelora Park, Teruntum Mini Zoo, Gambang Safari Park and Agriculture Park at Indera Mahkota. A small park across the main road (and next to the river) in front of the Hospital is named the Esplanade Park or Downtown Kuantan. Here, it is possible to go on a river cruise from the small jetty. The Kuantan area also produces handicrafts and batik. Other tourist attractions include the State Mosque (Masjid Negeri).
If there is a vote on which beach is more popular on the East Coast of Malaysia, Teluk Chempedak will definitely rank head-to-head with the well-known Pantai Cherating. Affectionately known simply as "T.C." by the locals, Teluk Chempedak is the closest beach attraction for the city of half-a-million dwellers. Hence, it is not uncommon to see the beach is filled with evening strollers, kite flyers, windsurfers and even swimmers. Teluk Chempedak can be considered to be very fashionable. The beach itself is rather average, with run-of-the-mill beach sands and somewhat murky waters. Yet, the beach hosts quite a number of eating joints and nightclubs that are well patronised by locals and outsiders alike. Taking on the prime spot is a McDonald's outlet which has recently been renovated to feature bigger dining areas and fresh al fresco design in a brightly painted building. Right before the entrance to Hyatt Regency Resort is another popular outlet called Palm Beach Bistro housed in a fancy thatched-roof café fronting the beautiful beach. Further from the beach are a number of eateries and nightclubs housed in a row of old shophouses that have been tastefully renovated.
Swiss-Garden Resort Residences Kuantan is idyllically located at the pristine Balok Beach and is within close proximity to Kuantan town, the Gebeng Industrial Park and Kuantan Port. The resort-style residences comprise of 178 rooms consisting of 52 units of Studio Suites, 12 Premier Studio Suite, 71 Family Suite and 43 units of Premier Family Suite with an in-house mini Water Theme Park, The Underwater City of Teruntum. Rising at 10 storeys, the resort apartment has an East Wing and a South Wing. Each unit is elegantly designed to replicate homely comforts amidst a beachfront resort setting.