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Old May 31st, 2006, 09:00 AM   #21
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TMNet wows Kuantan
Wednesday May 31, 2006
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KUANTAN: It was two days of fun-filled activities last weekend at TM Net Sdn Bhd's (TM Net) broadband fiesta that also featured a comprehensive football microsite in conjunction with the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Germany.

The fête showcased various broadband applications ranging from games, music, education and many more products and services related to broadband usage targeted at the young urban market.

There were also quizzes, puzzles and colouring contests.

Visitors were encouraged to check out the latest products and services while die-hard gamebuffs were seen trying out online games such as Counter Srike, Deluxe and F.E.A.R in the Game Zone challenge arena set up for them.







Lai providing tips on how to use the educational channel of the company’s
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There were cash prizes up to RM18,000 up for grabs for the winners.

There was also a talk on TM Net’s BlueHyppo B-Smart educational channel, product demonstrations and a mini concert by Amy of the popular band Search, Dina of Malaysian Idol fame and hip-hop group Junio Hustle.

Kuantan was TM Net’s second stop after Penang. On June 10 and 11, the fiesta moves to Ipoh.

According to its chief executive officer Michael Lai, the company had received good response to its inaugural broadband fiesta which was held last year.

“This year, we are expanding our broadband fiesta locations to seven major cities in Malaysia including East Malaysia.

“Furthermore, in conjunction with the current football mania, the company is also introducing the Football2006 microsite which is one of the most comprehensive micro-sites on the upcoming World Cup to date,” he said during a media briefing.

He added that the microsite off-ered in-depth and updated news items on the FIFA World Cup.
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Old June 2nd, 2006, 05:16 PM   #22
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June 02, 2006 20:41 PM

Mission Biotechnologies Invests RM100m In Biodiesel Industry

KUANTAN, June 2 (Bernama) -- Mission Biotechnologies has invested RM100 million to set up a new biodiesel and glycerine purification refinery located at the Kuantan Port here.

Its Chairman, Tan Sri Razak Ramli said the refinery was designed to produce 100,000 tonnes of biodiesel a year using crude palm oil (CPO) as its primary feedstock.

He said the company has already secured the feedstock at a highly competitive cost.

"Mission Biotechnologies has also secured a five-year agreement with an European trading house for the sale of as much as 250,000 tonnes a year of biodiesel," he said at the ground breaking ceremony for the refinery here, Friday.

Also present were Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Datuk Peter Chin and Menteri Besar Pahang Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob.

Razak said, CPO and other key raw materials necessary for the production of biodiesel including methanol were readily available at the port giving the advantages for the company.

He said the project has already commenced and should be in commercial production in June 2007.

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Old June 11th, 2006, 10:55 AM   #23
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CRUISIN' BY KUANTAN

10 Jun 2006
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IF you are itching to take your car out for a spin during the weekend, I would suggest an overnight trip to Kuantan.

What would normally have taken five hours via the Karak highway has been cut in half thanks to the new East Coast highway. It bypasses many towns and winding roads so your journey won’t be a tiring one. A word of caution though, if you intend to drive alone - take a break around Temerloh before heading for the Kuantan exit by the Jabor-Sungai Lembing trunk road. The road is so straight that motorists tend to fall asleep at the wheel. You can see skid marks and damaged Armco barriers along the highway. Do plan and pick your staging points so that you get ample rest.

Okay, so what’s Kuantan known for? First on the list is seafood. You can check out some really good makan places along Jalan Beserah. One of my favourite dinner stopovers is Restoran Yong Foo. Don’t let this simple setup fool you because the stream of regular customers who patronise this eatery will fill up all available tables by nightfall.

Yong Foo opens from 5.30pm onwards and serves some really good steamed river fishes. There are some “extras” on the menu I will leave you to find out. Next, there’s Restoran Pak Su. Located at the end of Jalan Beserah (technically speaking, at the tenth-kilometre on the costal road to Terengganu). Well, once more, looks can be deceiving. This makan place, which is well-known for its “boxed-crab” is in fact, owned by a Chinese family.
They serve live saltwater fish such as garoupa and seabass but there’s also a selection of Canadian lobsters and oyster for the seafood connoisseur. I picked the fish instead. Prices here are according to market rates and you have the liberty to choose your own fish.

Besides seafood though, Kuantan has some interesting food joints and if you take the trouble to ask a local or have someone to show you around, there’s a very good chance you’ll find exactly what you want.

My choice of breakfast coffeeshop is located at Teluk Cempedak. It’s about 10 minutes from the town centre. Look for Restoran Hoi Yin. Here, you will find scores of people queuing up for a bowl of laksa lemak. Said to be the best noodle-house around, a hot bowl of this local delicacy will set you back a mere RM3.50.



There’s plenty of taufoo-pok (beancurd), tau-nga (beansprouts) and sang-hum (rare-cockles) to go with the spicy laksa. Of course, no noodle experience here is complete without a tall glass of kopi-o peng (iced black coffee). But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Of course, you’ll need a place to stay if you arrived just in time for dinner. There are plenty of hotels here ranging from beach resorts at Telok Cempedak, Balok and Cherating. But there are also places in the town centre and motels along Jalan Besar near the riverbank.

For activity driven folk, check out the boat rides along the Kuantan Esplanade. The State government has allocated a big budget to make this place the most happening getaway in the East Coast. A typical one-and-a-half hour riverline cruise is RM5 a pop, available from 7-10pm on weekend nights.

If you want to find out more about history, there’s the Sungai Lembing Museum about 42km down south. Open daily except on Mondays, the museum charges a fee of RM1 per entry.

Having said all that, there’s plenty of other good makan shops and happening spots that haven’t been mentioned here, but be absolutely sure to have a good map. A good local guide will help you get the most out of your trip.
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Old November 8th, 2006, 03:43 PM   #24
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Kuantan Fine Beaches

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Old November 8th, 2006, 03:49 PM   #25
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Kuantan Fine Beaches:

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Old November 9th, 2006, 04:56 AM   #26
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Old November 9th, 2006, 06:38 PM   #27
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Wonderful shots of Kuantan... I actually go there almost every year for CNY as my mum is from Kemaman... We have our family reunion in Kuantan on the first day normally...
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Old November 11th, 2006, 07:00 PM   #28
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I ll take pics of kemaman when i travel there. Its a mini vibrant town compare to kuala trengganu. Not to be miss, Hai Peng kopitiam is absolutely the best coffee shop in east coast. Lately, it opened 2 cafes in kuantan and no doubt it still the top favourite among the locals.
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Old November 13th, 2006, 04:18 AM   #29
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Yup, that i have to agree... It beats Starbucks in the East coast anytime, but the prices are close to that of the American giants though... In fact, my uncle (mum's side) knows the "si-tau-poh" of Hai Peng as they were former schoolmates!
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Old November 15th, 2006, 04:27 PM   #30
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So rugi if u guys never been to Kuantan.. Everything is just so authentically Malaysian!
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Old November 16th, 2006, 07:23 AM   #31
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kuantan is soooooooooOO seducing...... i've never been there before...
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Old November 16th, 2006, 03:25 PM   #32
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So rugi if u guys never been to Kuantan.. Everything is just so authentically Malaysian!
Thats true. I rarely hv seen this kind of environment around except in ktn where especially in eating places. Take an example of a big chinese restaurant, the Swan. Cook by the chinese, served by the chinese but its customers r filled with variety of races. During the ramaddan period, the restaurant was 90% filled with muslims customers breaking fast by having chinese cuisines.

Another would be the famous curry mee in teluk chempedak. No halal tag and cooked by chinese, its still retain the top favourite among the local malays. This is what we call muhibbah life.
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Old November 18th, 2006, 01:06 PM   #33
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Nice place
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Old December 10th, 2006, 03:07 PM   #34
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these are some heritage buildings taken yesterday around Jalan Besar


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Nice pics oshkoshbgood

very nice preindependence shop facades hope they will be preserved
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Old December 13th, 2006, 02:34 PM   #37
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Fine details, oshkoshbgood.
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Old December 19th, 2006, 05:23 AM   #38
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Metropolis plan for Kuantan town!

Metropolis plan for Kuantan town
Tuesday December 19, 2006
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Artist’s impression of Kuantan town in 2015.


KUANTAN: A high-speed train linking Kuala Lumpur and Kuantan, the Kuantan Tower as a landmark along the banks of Kuantan River, two new international tourist towns namely Cherating and Pantai Sepat, and several new townships are among the proposals in the new draft plan for the capital town of Pahang.

In its bid to achieve city status, the draft plan which will be launched today will see many new developments in the town centre including the relocation of the state administration to its proposed site in Indera Mahkota town while its present site in Jalan Gambut will be turned into an arts and cultural centre named “Civic Precinct.”

Jalan Gambut will also be turned into the Corporate Street for offices, Tanjung Lumpur into the Corporate Promenade for multi-national companies and large corporations to house their offices and the Padang Lallang area will be converted into a Small Office Home Office (SOHO) enclave.

Tanjung Lumpur will also see its strength as the corporate promenade strengthened with the proposed Tanjung Lumpur Trade Centre for business conferences and tie-ups.

The MPK fields in the centre of town will be turned into squares namely Dataran Teruntum, which may follow the like of Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur with a proposed underground carpark, and Dataran Makmur near the existing Stadium Darul Makmur.

The stadium will be turned into a bazaar venue when the International Sports Centre in Indera Mahkota is ready.

Indera Mahkota, which will have the distinction of being home to the state administration, will house the Kuantan International Convention and Exhibition Centre besides a technology park.

According to the East Coast Region Town and Country Planning Department director Wan Hassan Wan Ismail, the proposed development would see a conurbation between Chendor and Pekan, which means several townships linked together and this would form a metropolis.

“Such a development will see Kuantan becoming a gateway to the East Coast and bring development to a new level, offering a better lifestyle for the people in this region,” he said in an interview.

He said Kuantan would also create the mini Multimedia Corridor with the development of Putra Square in the town centre.

The draft plan will be on display for one month until Jan 19 next year for the public to view and make their comments and objections to authorities.

Besides the three permanent sites for the draft display at the Kuantan Municipal Council (MPK) office in Tanah Putih, the state Town and Country Planning Department in Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak in Bandar Indera Mahkota and the Kuantan District and Land Office in Jalan Masjid, the draft plan will also be exhibited in eight other places for the convenience of the public.

The mobile display sites which will be held for town days in each place will begin at the Berjaya Megamall lobby (Dec 23 and 24); Jaya Gading Community Hall (Dec 26 and 27); Sungai Lembing Community Hall (Dec 28 and 29); Beserah Community Hall (Jan 3 and 4); Cherating Community Hall (Jan 8 and 9); Bukit Goh Community Hall (Jan 11 and 12); Peramu Community Hall (Jan 15 and 16); and Gambang Community Hall (Jan 17 and 18).

A new township, to be known as Bandar Indera Mahkota II, will also be created, which would also be the central point of Kuantan where an integrated transport hub will be developed.

“This is where the Kuantan Sentral will be located, integrating the various modes of transportation, including the new high-speed train plying the Kuala Lumpur-Kuantan route.

“Also in the long-term planning will be the fast train between Johor Baru and Kota Baru which will run through Kuantan,” he said.

Wan Hassan said extensive studies and discussions had been held between MPK, the department and its consultant town planners, ANZ Planners Sdn Bhd, to ensure the developments proposed under the 2004-2015 draft plan would create a metropolis, which in turn would enhance the quality of life and increase the economic development of the region and the states within it.

The draft plan, emphasises the growth and development of the Kuantan town centre under the auspices of the National Physical Plan, brown sites or vacant land within the town centre should be developed first before the suburbs of a town.

Among the proposals for the brown sites are centralised parking areas in Jalan Tun Ismail, Civic Precinct where the current state administration resides and beneath the MPK field in front of Kompleks Teruntum.

The draft plan also touches on the transformation of Jalan Bukit Ubi into a protocol road and as the new entrance road into the town centre.

The plan, said Wan Hassan also highlights the preservation of heritage buildings and the environment, especially the mangrove swamps and also the creation of Sungai Lembing as a heritage town which will house a safari as a tourist attraction.

The list is exhaustive at best but the end results will depend on the people and the authorities within the capital town and their will to ensure Kuantan develops in the right direction and provides economic and career opportunities for its residents.
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Old December 19th, 2006, 05:27 AM   #39
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Waaah..bagusnya ! Beta amat suka Kuantan ... akhirnya ia akan berubah wajah tak lama lagi !
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Old December 19th, 2006, 06:24 AM   #40
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Geramnya when this metropolis term is being overused! But anyway great for kuantan! Hope to see more details soon.
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