Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport serves the city of Kuantan in Pahang State, Malaysia located approximately 15 kilometres from the city. Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport is the first airport to take international flights on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia after Taiwan and Tourism Malaysia both took into their hands the operation of 23 direct chartered flights from Taipei the airport in 2008. Apart from this, the airport also houses the 6th Squadron and 19th Squadron of the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
State capital Kuantan is a big town with simple ways of living. The abundance of beaches and waterfalls all the more seems to make people go with the flow of life. Mingle with the locals of the Tanjung Lumpur, a traditional fishing village near the mouth of Kuantan River, approximately two kilometres away from the Kuantan City itself. The village is known for its famous ikan bakar (grilled fish), and also prepares Thai foods and seafood dishes. Another notable village known for its fresh fish would be Beserah, just a little farther than Tanjung Lumpur by an additional five kilometres. Beserah’s main product is salted fish which is available for wholesale prices. While in Kuantan, you should not miss the Sultan Ahmad Agriculture Park, accessible within five kilometres from Kuantan City. The 300-hectare park was established in 1988, serving as a research station and one of the many agriculture development centres of the country.
Nearby Subang Jaya is also within reach in just 45 minutes. The suburban city features a myriad of tourist attractions and thriving shopping scene that delights any modern tourists. Two of the most popular outdoor destinations are Sunway Lagoon Resort, an internationally-acclaimed theme park in its own right that features numerous outdoor and water sports activities, followed by the Subang Ria Park, home to the astonishing 30 acres lake in the city, as well as gustatory delight seafood restaurant Crocodile Farm. After you are done with the great outdoors, reward yourself with the pleasure of shopping in Klang Valley, home to a number of shopping centres, both big and small, against the landscape of the city. You can choose to shop in the popular Sunway Pyramid, the upgraded Subang Parade, or upscale Empire Subang, and see where your heart will beat for.
From Malaysia, you can reach the neighbouring glitzy country Singapore in just 50 minutes. A highly affluent and successful city-state that has a vibrant entertainment and nightlife scene set against the backdrop of towering skyscrapers interspersed with open-space green parks, Singapore’s success story is one for the books. It need not introduce itself to the world. Singapore’s Central Business District is actually located in the south of the city, and is home to famous and modern attraction Marina Bay, which is dominated by the Marina Bay Sands integrated resort complete with hotel, casino, shopping mall, convention centre, and museum. No trip to Singapore would pass without visiting Sentosa, which is home to world-favourite Universal Studios.
Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport doesn’t serve long haul flights. The longest and the only short haul flight it plies to would be Singapore. However, it would still be possible to trot halfway around the world by arranging a connecting flight in Singapore’s Changi Airport. Changi Airport is being served by 100 airlines that connect to 300 cities in 70 countries globally. From Singapore, you can reach Prague in Czech Republic in almost 13 hours flying time.
How to get out
Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport serves as a hub for Malaysia Airlines, which flies to Kuala Lumpur, as well as nearby country Singapore through Firefly. In addition, Malindo Air also frequents the airport in Kuantan and plies to the Kuala Lumpur-Subang route.
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